Think about some of the top entrepreneurs in the industry, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson. Now think about this, were they destined to be visionaries and independent leaders or was it made possible by simple change of mindset.
Many times we hear mention of the entrepreneurial mindset. Immediately our thoughts go to having to quit your 8-4 in order to branch out on your own. Sure taking risks, investing time, money and effort is all part of the process but who decides to become an entrepreneur isn’t determined by genetics.
An article by Forbes magazine recently highlighted that the spirit of entrepreneurship comes from our necessity to survive, to be able to adapt and grow according to our circumstances. Being an entrepreneur is all about innovation and choosing to take control of a situation, deciding the outcomes on your own terms. Most of the time that involves thinking outside of the box. We’ve all probably had to use these skills at some point in our lives. So while you might have always seen the franchise holder of a US chain of restaurants as an entrepreneur, it could also be you, trying to improve your skills whether for your own personal enhancement, better job opportunities or to finally start your small scale catering business. Don’t be discouraged by thinking that entrepreneurship is some grand trait that you weren’t born with. The first step is to identify what goals you want to reach. Need help with business mentoring, then sign up for our upcoming workshop ( April 29th 2018) on how to get started on your own business.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Debbie-Ann Jollie is a marketing communications executive with more than 10 years experience creating marketing strategies and promotional campaigns for a diverse array of corporate clients and first time entrepreneurs. In her not so spare time she likes writing blogs for her boutique, sipping on Jack Daniel's honey ('cause vodka gives her a headache) and taking naps on Sundays.