In my opinion, there are too many people who were born to be business owners (successful entrepreneurs) but who are today employees.
I will (again) blame the school for it.
They were wrongly educated.
If you’re among those people, you’ll know after reading this post.
Just check through these 5 traits below and if you have 3 or more of them, you may have all it takes to be successful business owner.
1. You’re stubborn.
Well, you’ve listened to so many motivational speakers talking about persistence. What is persistence?
Nothing but stubbornness.
You’re trying something, it isn’t working. Instead of giving up, you ask, “I will try this in another way”.
What you’re is, yes, stubborn.
Now if by any means you have been tagged as a stubborn boy/girl while growing up, it’s not necessarily a bad name.
Virtually every successful entrepreneur is stubborn.
2. You hate “normal” things.
So many people complain about so many things. Among these complainers are the people who hate things to remain the same way they were.
You’re fortunate to have such spirit.
People who hate things to be the same as they were are people who renovate, innovate and build successful companies.
3. You are competitive.
Some of us can die because of our favorite soccer team. We want them to win, always.
So many people can kill their rivals in romantic relationship.
This is not just jealous, it could be a competitive spirit.
While it could be evil, it could as well lead you to wealth, if properly channeled.
As a little boy, I discovered that I’m very much competitive.
I noticed that whenever I engaged in any form of competition with any of my mates, I could go to any length to see myself a winner, even if I’ll do few wrong things, just to win.
When I decided to be the best student in my class, I put my life on the bet. Even as a little boy of 15, I started reading at night, stopped watching TV, playing etc., simply because I wanted to defeat my mates in the class.
At the polytechnic when I was contesting election, I had “political party” which was not formal or legal, we met near the bush, strategized and campaigned with level too high for the position I was seeking.
On the day of the election, out of about 4 contestants, I won over 80% of all votes.
To me, If I have to compete for something, I have to put my LIFE into it.
As adolescent I decided that I’ll never “compete” for girls (because I didn’t trust myself, I could do anything to win any competition).
Today, being competitive is one of my biggest strengths in the business world. When I wake up in the morning, I remember those I have to “beat”.
That makes me work harder.
If you find out that you’re competitive in spirit, you may end up being a great entrepreneur, if you’ll channel your competitive spirit to entrepreneurship.
4. You love making things.
As babes, we all love making things.
We love arranging, molding and making things.
This is one of the signs to tell us that most of us can be entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is all about making things, tangibles or intangibles, softwares or art.
Creativity is part of us all and we can make business out of our creativity.
5. You love learning.
Well, if you hate learning, no matter any other skill you have, you would become nobody.
I had a conversation with someone who registered for our 9-day intensive business training few days ago.
He was telling me the reason why he felt he didn’t need to learn more about business. He said, “I have started business before and I think I’m doing well”
To think that way is to die soon.
I then told him something like, Well, myself you’re talking with have been in the business world for many years and by God’s grace have tasted some good success, but this month, I plan to read 8 books.
That’s no exaggeration.
If you come to my house today, I’ll show you at least 10 new books I am planning to read and about 20 others I may soon buy.
Most people don’t know, most rich people you see on your TV are great reader.
One of the richest African is Strive Masiyiwa. When someone asked him how many books he should be reading per year, he answered, “develop you capability to read 2 books per DAY”
That’s too much to believe for most of us and I don’t ask you to even try and read half of that but my warning for you is, if you do not form the habit of learning, daily, you’ll not be among the champions in the future.
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