How do you discover the entrepreneur potentials in you? How do you improve on your overall personality so that those hidden natural gifts could be discovered?
We all have some traits of potential greatness in ourselves. But the daunting task lies in discovering ourselves.
Entrepreneurship is an inbuilt attribute we all seem to possess. But the problem is how to discover and apply this attribute.
Each of us has those attributes that many successful entrepreneurs possess but our problem is discovering and working on it.
But how to discover our entrepreneur potentials is the only problem with most of us.
Can you describe yourself?
I was recently asked the above question by a friend at a seminar for aspiring young CEOs and it actually took me longer than usual to answer the question. It’s not because I don’t know what to say but it’s just that I didn’t expect such a question to come up at such gathering.
After all, it’s not as if it’s a blind date gathering or an online matchmaking website where you will be expected to describe yourself in one or two sentences.
So after the seminar and exchange of pleasantries with other participants, I had a second thought of the question – “can you describe yourself?”.
Now, I am writing about it because not many of us young people can actually describe ourselves and our potentials. This is because most young people don’t even know who they are in the first place.
Discovering the entrepreneur potentials in you
Entrepreneurship inspiration can come from anywhere; it can come from watching a movie, listening to inspiring podcasts or attending a seminar. You can also be motivated by reading inspiring books and also by accident.
Some people are ‘accidental entrepreneurs’ – something just happened and they are motivated to cash in on the situation.
So what kind of an entrepreneur are you? Have you been able to discover who you really are? Take note of the fact that you will never be able to describe yourself if you have not yet discovered who you truly are.
Discover yourself and what you want to achieve in life is the first major step you need to take. This is the only belonging you will be taking along with you anywhere you go.
The important thing to remember is that most of the young CEOs of today started at the average age of 17. So, as at the age of 20, if you still have not discovered yourself, then you will have to sit tight and have a serious think about your future.
Attributes of entrepreneur potentials
Young people of today are more enterprising than before most especially because they are being inspired by other successful entrepreneurs, and the inspiration helps them to discover their potentials.
#1]. Always want to improve everything
If you are that type of a person that is always interested in improving everything you lay your hands upon, then there is something in you that can potentially make a name for you as an entrepreneur.
Some people always seems to know how they could do things better; they are constructive critics and highly opinionated. So, if you are one of them, you have to sit tight and think about how you can better present your ideals.
#2]. Being creative
Some people have been fired from their jobs not because they’re not good but because they are deemed too good. Some people are really creative that their manager will feel threatened that they might end up taking their position.
So, rather than tapping into their creative skills, the manager will get them sacked out of jealousy and fear of their job security.
If you think you are too creative when it comes to working for others, then you really need to explore the possibility of you doing it your own way.
Remember someone once said that “Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.”
#3]. Being persistent
You can discover the entrepreneur potentials in yourself if you are persistent and wouldn’t let something you started go until you are hundred percent sure that it’s completely done to your taste.
At times, your being obsessive is not a disease or deficiency and doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a problem.
In fact, it could mean you wouldn’t give up until you get a result and that the result is satisfactory. This is a common attribute amongst all of the great entrepreneurs that helped them achieved lots.