Are You Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur?
Published on: 26.03.2018
Entrepreneurship is an amazing journey. The reasons that prove it are countless just like the reasons that convince people to jump into entrepreneurship. It is a culture that has a strong motivational power. With the exception of a few ones, most people are not 100 percent sure if this is the right path for them. There are a few ways to find out if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur. Can you ask yourself the following questions and decide?
Are you passionate enough?
At first, it takes a lot of passion and enthusiasm. These traits will keep you motivated in moments of doubt and push you through tough times when you will start asking yourself if you made the right decision. Are you patient and motivated to follow things through?
What’s your risk appetite?
If you sleep on the floor, you won’t fall, we all know that, but in entrepreneurship, you need to jump and learn to fly. Risk and reward go hand in hand and if you don’t like risk, maybe this is not the right path for you. Yet, you can become the best version of yourself.
Are you a good decision maker?
Being your own boss means that you will need to make a lot of decision that varies from simple to highly difficult. If decision making is difficult when you start, it will only get harder when you have clients and employees depending on you. How to be a good decision maker? That is another story.
Are you ready for more responsibility?
Your list of responsibilities will soon start to look like a never-ending story. You may need to learn new skills in finance and accounting. Are you ready and open to learning?
Would you sacrifice your social life?
You don’t like the 8-5 five workdays. As an entrepreneur, you may need to work seven days a week, even during weekends and holidays. At some moments it will be difficult to keep a life-work balance. Are you ready to dedicate all your time to work and not make time for friends, and for your hobbies?
How to gain an entrepreneurial mindset and the Entrepreneurship Campus?
Entrepreneurship feeds on innovation, creativity, passion, dedication, flexibility, confidence, and many other skills. Even if you may have a low-risk tolerance or struggle to master a life-work balance, you can learn on the way. Entrepreneurship is considered to be the solution to many problems, even to those that you face every day in your city or community.
Here at the Entrepreneurship Campus, you can gain an entrepreneurial mindset by taking free lessons. You can discuss ideas and solutions with members of the campus from other countries. Finally, you can try to make a change by staring your own idea or project. You can provide a solution that tackles a concerning issue and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Submit your ideas and projects, and be part of The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition 2018 if you meet the requirements. Read our competition guidelines and if you have questions or need support with your entry, contact us via:
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