You must have often heard that having an entrepreneurial spirit is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people are much better cut out for this role, as opposed to some who might not have it in them. But did you know that you can develop an entrepreneurial spirit in yourself even if it is not in your blood, or at least you don’t seem to have it by default.
Humans are able to achieve anything they want, and developing an entrepreneurial spirit is not an exception. I think everybody is an entrepreneur, as everybody is a musician, dancer, artist, scientist, etc., if they focus on it and develop it.
So, if you goal is to become an entrepreneur, then here is ten very easy things you must do to develop this in your mind. It all depends on your mindset. You do what you have in your mind.
There are ten unique traits that you must have to become an entrepreneur. But don’t worry if you don’t have them. You can easily develop them to build your entrepreneurial spirit. These ten traits are the building blocks of an entrepreneurial spirit.
Develop Ten Traits to Develop an Entrepreneurial Spirit
Now you will see that you won’t have to lift a rock to achieve an entrepreneurial spirit. They are all in your mind. You just need to change some mindsets and you are done:
1. A Deep Sense Of Purpose
Entrepreneurs never waste their time trying to figure out their true calling.
They are practical, no-nonsense individuals who are always quick to spot an opportunity and make the best use of it.
They seldom complain and are generally always very hands on in any given situation.
They are extremely cheerful and most times work as per a pre-decided plan with perfect poise, elan and absolute calm.
It is hard to ruffle them up and whatever the challenges might be they are sure to walk in a with cool solution.
This is not that hard to achieve. Do you agree?
It is not that hard not to complain, and keep working instead. This is what everybody can do.
Anything has a price, and the price of having a strong entrepreneurial spirit is making some changes in your mindset. That is all. So, start from the first step which is having a deep sense of purpose.
2. Passionate About Career
Once an entrepreneur decides on their course of future career, they hardly look back.
They are meticulous planners and like to proceed as per a certain pace. Their day jobs are not just another job helping them earn money. They career is more of a dream that an entrepreneur always keeps very close to their heart.
They are absolutely motivated about the course chalked out for their career and do not compromise with their career goals in any possible way.
But mediocre people are the opposite. While they have so many dreams and goals in their minds, they never focus on any of them properly. They just dream. Sometimes they follow a dream, but then they look back, fall in love with another goal, and then they change the course. As a result, they can never achieve anything in their lives, although they always look like working so hard, because they don’t focus on one career.
Choose one goal and one career, and then become passionate about it, and don’t let anything make you change your way from moving toward that goal and growing that career. This is one of the most important things you must do, if you really want to develop an entrepreneurial spirit in yourself.
3. The Definition Of Success
For a truly motivated entrepreneur, success is an extremely relative word.
Your abilities, situation and preparedness with an emergency and the parameters that they set for themselves are at times are extremely odd, to say the least.
Success to most of them could be measured as per their own specific expectations from life.
They always pay close attention to the extent to which they can stretch to achieve their goals and can often really surprise themselves with the extent of their tenacity.
What is your definition of success?
It starts with choosing a goal, and then moving toward achieving it. As long as you feel like moving strongly toward achieving your goal, you see yourself successful.
Success is not a destination in most cases and for many entrepreneurs. But an important part of having an entrepreneurial spirit is that you know success as a journey toward achieving your goal.
4. You Dream Big
A true entrepreneur is never scared to dream big.
They have fantastic ideas and given a choice they can even convince you that you can bring the moon on a platter to serve at the dinner table.
They are never scared about the fear of failure, and their dreams do not have any limit to the extent to which they can grow.
They are confident about success and can sometimes get through a situation through absolute will power.
It is time to learn this meaning from one of the most famous entrepreneurs, Bill Gates:
“If people don’t laugh at your dreams, they are not big enough.”
So, the 4th step to develop an entrepreneurial spirit is to dream big enough to make people laugh 😀
5. They Are Team Players
Entrepreneurs are never bothered about individual glory.
They understand the value of a team and always pay close attention to the well-being of every member of the team.
They are always particular and ensure that every member of the team gets what they need, and the interest of every team member is always taken into account ahead of every major decision that is taken for the better future of the team and lucrative career prospects.
There is no successful entrepreneur who has achieved his success alone. If you don’t have a teamwork spirit, you won’t succeed, especially when your goals and dreams are big.
Working hard is not always the key. You must be able to leverage your energy and creativity by creating a strong team of qualified experts.
Entrepreneurship is all about building a team and managing it to do what you want.
If you don’t like to have a team, you like to work alone, then you don’t have an entrepreneurial spirit, and you will be stopped here, even if you met all the other conditions and prepare all the other requirements.
6. Happy About Other’s Success
While an entrepreneur can be extremely competitive, they are seldom the jealous types.
Whether a friend or a foe, they are generally always happy to know about the success of every member of their peer group and in fact will go out of their way to help the person if they are approached for help or even if they sense the need under any circumstance.
They will never crimp on heaping praise on another person, and even an adversary can win accolades if they deserve depending on what the person might have achieved.
Do you know why other’s success make the real entrepreneurs happy, even though they haven’t been able to succeed yet?
Other’s success has an important message for those who own a great entrepreneurial spirit. It tells them if others could succeed, they can succeed too. Just it is not the time yet. But they will succeed eventually too.
So, other’s success has a great news for them. That’s why it makes them happy.
7. Busy Proving To Themselves about Their Self-Worth
An entrepreneur is hardly bothered about what others have to say about them.
More often than not, they are busy proving to their own selves about their ability.
They are motivated by the burning desire to stand up to their own expectation without hardly paying heed to what anyone might think about them or for that matter what the public perception might be about their abilities.
They themselves are their biggest critique and as long as they are able to prove their self-worth to their own selves, they hardly care about anything else.
Keep in mind that you will have some enemies, the more you achieve in your life. You will have some haters, who may do so many things against you. This is part of the game.
An important part of entrepreneurial spirit is that you should not care about your enemies and what they say against you, otherwise you become deviated from the right course, which is what they want. They want you to pay attention to them and what they say. If you do so, you have helped them to succeed and reach their goals, which is stupid.
8. Options Are Not For Entrepreneurs
A born entrepreneur is someone who will make a way at times when they cannot find a way.
They do not settle for any option which is less than what they mentally decide on and will leave no stone unturned in their tryst to achieve them at any cost.
They never consider an option that they do not like or want, and at most times, put their entire concentration in realizing the course of action that they consider is best and would want to pursue going forward at any cost.
“I shall either find a way or make one.”
It means nothing can stop someone who has an entrepreneurial spirit. When you can’t find a way for problems and obstacles, you build one. It is as easy as this.
9. Earnings Capped By Talent
A true entrepreneur is perhaps more passionate about their abilities more than acquiring money.
They have a very strong belief in their abilities and almost always put their abilities way before the money element.
They know that they are capable of generating returns and are never in a hurry to prove it to their near or dear ones.
More often than not, their talent does the talking and the earnings are often capped by their talent.
In fact, this does not even bother them to the extent they don’t want to get bothered on the issue and sometimes use these opportunities to further hone their talent.
10. Want to Be Remembered
More than material aspirations like a big car or big house or loads of maidservants, jewelry and the like, an entrepreneur wants to be remembered for the deed that they might have achieved, the dreams that led to huge success and the milestones they have achieved.
It is almost immaterial to them about the balance sheet they have in banks, but the balance sheet of life is of utmost importance.
All in all, an entrepreneur is diligent and motivated who is never scared to dream big or fail but always very enthusiastic to put the best foot forward.
It is not too hard to build an entrepreneurial spirit, if you seriously do the above ten mental practices every second. Once your mind is set to do, it will take of it on its own. It won’t need to be pushed anymore, like a snowball that when it becomes large enough, nothing can stop it. What you read above is the only road-map to develop the same entrepreneurial spirit that the biggest and most successful entrepreneurs had. It is up to you.