Successful Entrepreneurs – Thinking Like a Winner

What does it take to be your own boss? What does it take to be an Entrepreneur? That word, Entrepreneur, scares people. It’s a big fancy word, for big fancy people. It has a mystique about it, an association of wealth and power. French is like that, over inflated and important sounding. Really, all it means is one who undertakes, or manages an enterprise. Usually it’s associated with running a business. The actual meaning is less impressive and much less frightening sounding. The reason I go to the trouble of explaining this is to illustrate the fact that once you know what a thing is, it’s a lot less intimidating than it first seems. Running a business is the same. It sounds intimidating and incredibly hard, but the truth is, with the Internet, running a business can be no more frightening than sending email.

There are companies set up to do all the heavy lifting for you. You’ve probably gotten email from a lot of these companies telling you that you can be rich in as little as 24 hours. Truth be told, most of these companies are looking to line their own pockets at your expense. There are exceptions, and they can be found with some searching. Entrepreneurs are driven That brings me to the first attribute any Entrepreneur needs, drive. Anyone who really wants to be their own boss is driven to do it. You don’t just wake up one day and decide, ‘Hey, I think I’ll start a business, let me check my email for one’.

A real Entrepreneur wants to be in charge of their own destiny. They need to make the decisions for their life and their work. They understand that they will never get the money they deserve, working for someone else, and that the higher the risk, the higher the reward. These are people who know what they want, even if they don’t yet know how they can get it. That’s fine, you don’t have to know the exact process to getting what you want, you just have to know what it is that you want. You learn the process as you go. It’s all in the details Knowing what you want is more than simply saying that you want a lot of money. Everyone says they want to have a lot of money, Entrepreneurs say exactly how much money they want to have, and when they want it by. That goes for more than just money. Entrepreneurs specify exactly what they want, no matter what it is, down to the last detail.

This concept sounds foreign to most people at first, after all how can you be specific about something you don’t already have? The truth is, you’ve probably done it yourself at one time or another. Let’s say you want a house. Will just any old house do for you? Probably not. You have needs and desires about the kind of house you want, especially if it’s your dream house. You know for instance how many floors it should have, if it has a basement or not, and if that basement is finished. You know the type of neighborhood it will be in, even if you don’t know the exact one. You know how much land it sits on, and if it’s flat, grassy, forested, or mountainous. Inside the house, you know how many bedrooms it has, and what floors they are located on. You know how many bathrooms you need, or want, and if one of them is a Master Bath next to your bedroom. You (or the person who does most of the cooking) know where the kitchen should be located, and most likely its exact layout for ease and efficiency. Does this house have a garage? How big is it? Is there some sort of workshop in or next to the house, for hobbies? These are all things you’ve already thought about, no matter how far off it seems. These are details that help you to manifest the perfect house for yourself and your family. Steph Korey

Now, take that attention to detail and put it toward your perfect business. Don’t worry about what the actual business is yet, instead think about the details of your life that the business will give you. First off, it’ll allow you to buy or build that house. That’s a detail. Now, what else will it give you? Perhaps it’s the freedom to be at home and work. Perhaps you want the ability to travel to far off places, and how often you could go. With details about the life you want your business to give you, you also have an idea of how much money you’ll need in order to get those things. This is how you work out the details of how much money you want to make, and how fast. If you want to be able to take a trip to Europe for a month by next summer, find out how much it will cost to get there, and prices for accommodations, and don’t forget spending cash.

Now you have a good idea of how much money you’ll need. You also have a goal. Goals are one of the most important things an Entrepreneur has. Goals tell you what you need and when. They also tell you how far along your plan you’ve come. If you set goals for yourself, you are much more likely to succeed because you’ll know if you’re getting off track, and no closer to your goal. Create the details of the life you want your business to give you. Don’t skimp. Stop the doubt from entering your mind. Every time you think, ‘Well, I’ll never be able to do that’, or ‘I could never get that’, or ‘that can’t happen’, you reinforce your fears and doubts, and isn’t it those doubts and fears that have kept you where you are? Entrepreneurs think big If you ever want to be a successful Entrepreneur, you have to think like one. It starts with how you think of yourself. If someone asks you what you do, what’s the first answer you think of? If you have a job, it’s going to be your occupation. If you’re unemployed, you probably get embarrassed about it.

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