Don’t let anyone tell you different. Being an entrepreneur is difficult, yet filled with potentially numerous rewards. Being an entrepreneur will test your mettle and you may end up needing a few hair transplants. I doubt anyone will likely argue with what I’ve just said… especially if they’ve started down the road to becoming an entrepreneur.
But, how do you know that you’re truly ready to take that leap to going full-time as an entrepreneur? You have a great idea, you have a solid business plan that has been checked and re-checked from knowledgeable sources, but for some reason, you’re still not sure you’re ready.
This post will help you figure out if you’re really ready to take that leap.
Signs That You’re Ready to be an Entrepreneur
1. You’re not lazy, but your motivation is not at your job
Those bit by the entrepreneur “bug” often have great ideas on their own, but can appear to be unmotivated when it comes to their performance at their day job. Yet, when it’s time to go home, their fire and drive kicks in because, for them, it’s time to roll up their sleeves and get to work on building their dream.
You know you want more out of life. Who doesn’t?
Sure, there are several things that someone could say as to why they should stay with their employer. But, do any of them inspire you to continue your relationship with the company you work for?
If the answer is “no” to more of those questions than you can say yes to, then perhaps it’s time to look into filing those articles of incorporation and putting together that business plan that you surely believe will be the path to lasting change for humanity.
2. Your friends are always saying that you should sell your ideas to the public
It could be a food recipe that knocks their socks off. Or, it could be an innovative design for a gadget or a mobile app that has your friends all in a supportive frenzy.
It really doesn’t matter what the idea is. If it solves a problem or fills a need in the marketplace, chances are very good that it could make money with a good promotional strategy marketing it to the right audience. Don’t try and sell steak to a vegetarian.
3. You have a very high A.Q.
There’s a reason that you may have heard that entrepreneurialism isn’t for everyone. It’s because most of the people who get started down the entrepreneurial trail misunderstand what it takes to truly become successful beyond their wildest dreams. First-time entrepreneurs frequently come into this lifestyle (yes, it is a lifestyle) thinking that it’s similar to winning the lottery – that if they build it, the money will come.
Don’t misunderstand me, here. If you build your business, the money will come – but not always in the timeframe that you’re expecting it to happen.
Things are going to come up unexpectedly in business. Life is the same way. Isn’t it?
It’s how you deal with the issues that will come up that will determine how successful your business will be. Rocky Balboa didn’t become the champion he was because he hit hard. It’s because he refused to stay down.
As an entrepreneur, you should be very thick skinned. You should have an understanding that when things get rough or you have a difficult time figuring something out, you either learn the new skill that helps you understand what you’re missing out on or you hire someone who already has the skills you’re lacking.
4. You have a hard time keeping a normal job
Congratulations! You just may be psychologically unemployable.
No, this is not a bad thing (although, society will try to make you think so (what do they know, anyway?)). Just remember that you’re now accountable to only yourself. There’s no boss hovering over your shoulder making sure that your deadlines are being met.
Your success or failure rests solely in your hands. So, now is the time that you stop making excuses for anything that went wrong in the past. The past is in the past and can’t be changed. You can only move forward from there and make a new start as the entrepreneur that you’ve always wanted to be.
Here’s something that might help get your entrepreneurial journey off on the proper foot. It’s a post I wrote a while ago about what it takes to truly be successful called The Three C’s of Success.
5. You’re a master at not being perfect
Look, being an entrepreneur doesn’t now nor has it ever meant that everything has to be perfect the first time you do something. To put it another way, a writer will usually write at least a couple of rough drafts on a new idea or literary project.
There’s always a process of putting something together, smoothing out the edges, and making it better. Computer companies and the automotive industry are continually going through this process as technology changes and improves.
So, why should your idea or product be any different?
Become a master at the Ready, Fire, Aim concept. Put your work out there and see how the market reacts to it. This will quickly bring to light any areas that need improvement.
5. You have a deep desire to make a positive impact on the world we live in
Mahatma Gandhi said it best, “be the change we wish to see in the world.” You’ve found a need in the marketplace and now you’re going to fill it. You’re being the change that is needed in the world.
Congratulations! You’re ready to become an entrepreneur… and you should become one as soon as possible. The world is your oyster and it has the biggest pearl you’ve ever seen. You just have to crack open the shell.
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