There is a high rate of unemployment in our country,and by default a lot of people venture into business. Others because of family history think they’re born to be an entrepreneur; others see it as a skill anyone can learn. Regardless of where you stand on this debate, you can’t argue with the fact that some people just know they’re destined for entrepreneurship. These 10 signs will help you know if you’re destined to be an entrepreneur.
1. You Like To Be In Control.
If you’ve ever been in a bad relationship with a controlling partner, you know that needing to be in control isn’t always an entirely positive trait. That said, every entrepreneur needs a team to be successful. If you like being in charge and people have an easy time following your vision, you could make a very good entrepreneur.
2. You Take Risks.
Were you always the first kid to swing the rope out over the lake and jump in? If you love risk, entrepreneurship is likely going to be a great fit for you. Business leaders have to take calculated risks every day, while employees tend to have those risks decided for them. If you’re a natural risk taker, you’ll likely make a good business owner.
3. You Like Making Your Own Money.
A desire to be rewarded directly for your accomplishments is a clear calling card of an entrepreneur. Many founders started their own businesses after getting fed up with working for other people’s idea of a fair salary. As an entrepreneur, you can make your own profit with your own work–no more slaving away to help line somebody else’s pockets.
4. You Don’t Feel Like You Fit In.
An amazing number of successful entrepreneurs have felt like they simply didn’t fit in with the “normal way” of living life. They dropped out of school, quit lucrative jobs, or did other “foolish” things, simply because they had to live life in their own way, on their own terms. If you feel like a black sheep or long to live unconventionally, this is a good sign you’re meant to be an entrepreneur.
5. You Take Action.
Great ideas are a dime a dozen, and millions of hourly employees around the country have them. The reason these “all talk” people aren’t entrepreneurs is because they never take action on their ideas. If you’re someone who takes action or if you can partner with someone who can effectively implement your ideas, you’ll likely succeed as an entrepreneur.
6. You’re Good With Money.
Budgeting is no joke when it comes to business. Unsuccessful business owners squander money on foolish expenditures, wasting their limited capital on things like extravagant marketing displays or unnecessary conference travel. If you’re good with a budget, you’re already a step ahead.
7. You’re Tenacious.
“Never say die” is the catchphrase of every entrepreneur. To succeed as a business owner, you need a tenacity that’s, unfortunately, very rare. Not every day as a startup operator is rainbows and sunshine. You’ll hit challenges and roadblocks that’ll make you wish you’d never even started. At these times, it’s up to you to find the inner resolve to be tenacious and push through–no matter how frustrated or exhausted you are.
8. You’re Confident.
Business owners have to raise a lot of money to fund their ideas, lead a team to implement those ideas, and sell those ideas to their customer base. Confidence goes a long way in each of these pursuits. If you believe in your abilities and simply know that you can succeed, you’re destined to be an entrepreneur.
9. You’re Curious.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it made the entrepreneur very wealthy. By always wondering “why,” you’ll get to the bottom line of many issues and develop new solutions in the form of products and services that haven’t yet been introduced. You’ll also be able to anticipate challenges before they arise and creatively problem-solve in a way many others can’t.
10. You See The Big Picture.
As an entrepreneur, you can’t afford to get bogged down in the small things. You need to be able to see the bigger picture of your vision. If this is something that comes easily to you, you’ll likely turn out to be a good entrepreneur.