We come across everyday people from all sections of society asking about entrepreneurship advice in starting their own business. Mostly we find employees working somewhere who wish to change their lives, get rid of their bosses, and lead a life of their own. However, entrepreneurship demands a certain set of skills and attitudes.
One must be ready with the qualities required to be an entrepreneur before plunging into the road ahead. Based on our own experience, we list down below some of the qualities you must gather before taking the path of entrepreneurship.
Here are the 5 Steps to Get Ready for Entrepreneurship
1. You Must Change Task-Oriented Approach in Entrepreneurship
Employees tend to have an attitude of waiting for a task to be given. Even if you carry out the task near to perfection, it does not ensure you are responsible. Responsibility in entrepreneurship is different. Entrepreneurship demands a different kind of attitude regarding responsibility. As an entrepreneur, you need to be asking yourself about the task itself. You need to ask:
- Is this the best option you have at present?
- Why are we doing this task and its benefit
- Is the task really worth it to be done?
2. Get Matured
You are now grown up and you need to act like it. Adults ask questions, most importantly, “Why?” Unlike the Silent Generation, they don’t live passively but are self-motivated, self-managed, creative, and problem solvers.
They don’t shut up; they make waves. Successful entrepreneurs don’t sit down; they are highly visible. And they don’t expect the company or other adults to take care of them.
3. Take the Risk
This mature world revolves around pain and gains principles. I find most employees are security-driven. They can put everything mortgaging for security. The month-end paycheck is the guarantee employees look for. Getting rid of this challenge is indeed difficult.
One can do everything but just not the responsibility of owning the business. For an employee fear of failure is far more important than taking a chance. Entrepreneurs need to take the risk but it must be calculative.
They calculate the rewards and payoffs and anticipate them and plunge to accept the cost of going ahead with the path.
4. You Can’t do Everything for Yourself
Don’t think you can do everything. You have to have someone for advice, accountability, and support whom you can depend on whenever you need it.
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The transition from a job to an entrepreneur is bound to be stressful even if you are not short of a positive attitude. Finding a mentor or friends from similar trades will surely give you the necessary support in this transition period. To sum it in simple, create a support system around you.
5. Getting Rid of The Perfectionist Syndrome
Employees tend to think in a perfectionist way. There is no perfect plan in this universe of entrepreneurship that will guarantee you success.
General Patton’s advice: “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” Even the near-perfect plan will need adjustments in the future. Have a business plan and jump.
Check yourself do you see this attitude in you. If YES, Then don’t waste your time. The world of entrepreneurship welcomes you.
About the Author: 99businessideas.com led by Rupak Chakrabarty is committed to helping beginners, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in starting, managing, and growing their business. Our aim is to educate the entrepreneur on the various stages of entrepreneurship.