Real #Entrepreneurs Take Action!
Here’s what real entrepreneurs do:
- They have a bias to action. My dad is an entrepreneur and inventor. When we were growing up, he’d muse about the need for a particular product. He’d draw it up on a napkin and then go find someone to build it. He’d have a prototype within a few days. Most of his prototypes never made it further than that stage, but with those prototypes he had overcome one of the largest barriers to launching a product/business: breaking free of the ideation stage. He had a product.
- Quest for learning. Entrepreneurs know how little they know. So they get busy learning and reading. Drew Houston used to pick up books on every topic and sit down and read through the entire weekend to learn about business, sales, marketing and any other topic. Get reading. Start anywhere.
- They’re scrappy. If you don’t like getting your hands dirty, if you’re comfortable having an office, administrative support, paid lunches and Pilates classes then please stop reading now and go back to Hooli. The reward for entrepreneurship is in the work, and the work isn’t always pretty. Scrappy means finding a way.
- They see opportunity instead of seeing risk. See the opportunity and envision your success. There’s no point in worrying about what happens if you fail. If you’re strong enough to go out and start a business then you’re more than strong enough to bounce back from failure. The only true failure is the one you didn’t learn from. So know that and envision the success.