The purpose of this article is for examination.  As your coach, I will help you get to the heart of the matter.  Together, let’s examine your heart, soul, mind, gifts, abilities, talents, and your potential to be the entrepreneur that you want to be.  You can do this!

First, I have to say that I have received great feedback from our community of leaders regarding the topic of entrepreneurship and wanting to hear more about this subject.  As a result, we will be starting a series on becoming an entrepreneur and looking at the process of becoming an entrepreneur from beginning to end.  

What is entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship is much more than just being your own boss.  It is about believing in your gifts, abilities, and, skills.  It is a way of thinking.  Being an entrepreneur is an endless pursuit towards implementing a solution to a problem or need that entails taking risk.  It is absolute, complete, utter, and outright hard work.  But it can be done and you can do this!

So I want to ask you a few questions you should ask yourself to see if you are ready to be an entrepreneur.

How do you handle ambiguity?

The only certainty about being an entrepreneur is that there will be uncertainty.  As an entrepreneur, you must be adaptable and flexible.  

Are you a risk taker?

Entrepreneurs understand how to mitigate risk.  

How do you handle trusting the process?

Perseverance is critical to the success of any entrepreneur.

What is your motivation for being an entrepreneur?

Motivation is the why.  So ask yourself, why do you want to be an entrepreneur.

Are you passionate about being an entrepreneur?

Passion is the love for what you do. It is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards something of high interest.

Can you maintain a positive outlook despite rejection, setbacks, and constructive criticism?

To be an entrepreneur you must have resilience.  Resilience is the ability to make the necessary adjustments to keep progressing entrepreneurship.

What skills and strengths do you have as an entrepreneur?

Within each of us is unyielding potential.  If you are aware of your strong suit, it will advance your entrepreneurial skills.

Are you willing to consistently evaluate and reflect on lessons learned?

There is always a lesson to be learned whether you succeed or fail.  However, the best lessons are usually from failing.

These are some questions to ask yourself if you are thinking about enhancing your skillset as an entrepreneur.

Please do not hesitate to send me your comments, thoughts, and anything you may want to go more in-depth about as we progress through the series.  This series will also lend itself to a conference and working session in the near future with more details to come.  I look forward to hearing from you and learning and growing together with this series on your journey to branch out and become a more successful entrepreneur.

I would love to hear the outcome of your assessment.  Please let me know if this is helpful or if I can help you in your process of becoming a better entrepreneur.  Please leave a comment below or email me directly to share your thoughts.


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