13 Ways to Know if You've Got Entrepreneurial Spirit
We've got spirit, how about you?
Do you remember that from high school sports games? We may have rolled our eyes at the simplicity of the cheerleader chant but add a couple of decades and some of us are running around with this mantra in our heads. We're the ones with entrepreneurial spirit. We don't call ourselves business owners - although most of us are, in fact, business owners - we call ourselves entrepreneurs. And we've got spirit.
How can you tell an entrepreneur from a regular business owner? How do you know if you are one? There are too many differences to count but I'm going to give you 13 of them. Why 13 and not a nice even 10 or a round 15? Well, that's #1 on the list:
2. Words like status quo, static, and stationary will send an entrepreneur into a high anxiety state. Entrepreneurs require movement, progress, and change. And if we don't sense it, we start stirring the pot, agitating, innovating.
3. Hard times inspire the true entrepreneur, it motivates and excite them. You know the expression 'necessity is the mother of invention'? That expression was made for us. Entrepreneurs thrive in times of challenge and turmoil. What could be better than clear and present danger? It's an opportunity for us to step up our game and create new solutions.
4. We take failure hard. But we take it. Failure does not frighten an entrepreneur. Failure is part of what we accept when trying new things. New things don't always work. Which stinks. But then we shake it off and get back to the drawing board.
5. We crave variety. If you ever ask an entrepreneur what jobs/careers they've had in their life, prepare to sit for a good long while and listen - the list is long and varied, and as they talk about each one, they'll get excited about it as if it were new again.