To be an entrepreneur is to be part of a unique breed of individuals. Where most people see problems, you see opportunities. When you are explicitly told not to do something, you’re more likely willing to pursue it. And it is your stubborn effort that leads you to the success you see down the line. There are many articles available that explain the many different traits that entrepreneurs have in common. These traits range from a competitive nature, creative spirit, or even a desire for control. However, these traits alone are not what makes someone an entrepreneur. In fact, there are some indicators that are not as common that prove that you are wired for entrepreneurship. Let’s take a look at these hidden signs that show you are meant to start/run your own business.
You Are Motivated By Setbacks
Do you find yourself motivated when faced with a setback? If so, then you are in great company. Gary Vaynerchuk, serial entrepreneur and CEO of VaynerMedia once said that he is obsessed with losing. He confessed, “I love losing, because I know what you’re thinking about my loss, and I can’t wait to stick it in your face when I come back.” According to Vaynerchuk, losing is what makes him determined to overcome the odds and persevere. Truman Capote said, “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” So, if you’ve ever found yourself even mildly excited when hitting rock bottom, you just might be exhibiting the signs of someone who has great things on the horizon.
You Have A Large Business Network, But Few Friends
Have you noticed that you have a massive professional network, but still feel like a loner while at home. This might not be as bad as you think it is. In fact, it could be the telltale sign that you are destined to be your own boss. Many entrepreneurs put a premium on their business reputation and, at times, it comes at the expense of their personal relationships with friends and family. If you are looking to travel down the road to entrepreneurship, building your business network is going to be critical to your success. Richard Branson who is a business icon, investor and philanthropist built a large network throughout his career which helped him grow many businesses across the airline, music, and finance industries.
You Are Never Satisfied
Do you get the feeling that no amount of success is ever enough and you are constantly seeking something greater? If so, then you might have that innate “it factor” required to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are never satisfied, and their victories are always fleeting because they constantly seek more. This is why many successful entrepreneurs start new businesses quickly after selling their last one. They are constantly seeking new challenges, new obstacles to overcome and new ways to push their boundaries.