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Entrepreneurship is a mindset and a lifestyle adopted by people who aren’t satisfied with the status quo. If you’re not tinkering away at the next world-changing invention or want to setup a shop, here are 8 things you should do differently. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 8 Things Entrepreneurs Do Differently [Huff Post]

8 Things Entrepreneurs Do Differently Huff Post
  • Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark
    Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies
    something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp.
    Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude, and a
    lifestyle adopted by people who arent satisfied
    with the status quo.

  • Its an approach to life that favors creativity
    over conformity and action over inaction.
    Bestselling author, investor, and entrepreneur
    James Altucher says that for him, Being an
    entrepreneur doesnt mean starting the next
    Facebook. Or even starting any business at all.
    It means finding the challenges you have in your
    life, and determining creative ways to overcome
    those challenges.

  • So, even if youre not tinkering away at the next
    world-changing invention or looking to set up
    shop in Silicon Valley, there are aspects of the
    entrepreneurial mindset that will enrich your
    work and life. Here are 8 things entrepreneurial
    people do differently.

  • Theyre brave enough to commit to their dreams.
  • Entrepreneurs choose to forego the security and
    familiarity of a regular job to live an
    uncertain and insecure lifestyle. It takes a lot
    of bravery to make that tradeoff, but for icons
    like Walt Disney, the potential reward is worth

  • They think of their customers more than
  • Entrepreneurs are rarely out to seek fame for
    themselves. Instead, theyre more concerned with
    the people they want to help or the problem they
    want to solve. This infuses their task with a
    layer of meaning that can be the difference
    between success and failure when things get

  • In his book, APE Author, Publisher,
    Entrepreneur, former Apple chief evangelist Guy
    Kawasaki writes, In your darkest, most
    frustrated hours, remember the value you are
    trying to add to peoples lives, the satisfaction
    youll feel, or the cause that youll further.

  • They never stop learning.
  • Since theyre in the business of creating new
    products and inventing new ways of doing things,
    much of what entrepreneurs do cant be taught in
    a classroom. They know that the most important
    lessons are learned through living, so throughout
    their lives, they remain open, flexible, and
    curious in order to absorb as much as possible.

  • Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, started
    off with a small student magazine, before
    eventually growing a string of record stores, a
    music label, an airline, and now even a
    commercial spaceflight company. Rather than
    becoming an expert in one area, he continued to
    learn and adapt throughout his life.

  • They never give up.
  • Rarely does an inventor or entrepreneur succeed
    on the first try. To create something lasting and
    worthwhile, it usually takes years of hard work,
    focus, and dedication an idea is just a starting
    point. Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, a spoken word poet and
    the founder of a production company, believes
    this level of persistence is a critical element
    of entrepreneurship.

  • Thats what it means to be an entrepreneur to
    really focus on that one thing that does not
    exist yet and keep working towards it until it
    becomes real, she says.

  • They love failing.
  • For most of us, the fear of failure is entirely
    paralyzing, but for entrepreneurs, failure is
    something to embrace. Its an indication of
    pushing the limits, and inevitable when one is
    constantly trying new things.

  • They find and fill a need of the world.
  • Entrepreneurs want to do more than indulge their
    own interests they want to solve a problem or
    create a product that satisfies a need.
  • Some started businesses because of frustration
    with an inefficient or defective system. Others
    were moved by a personal encounter with poverty
    or misfortune.

  • Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS, started his
    business after traveling to Argentina and seeing
    kids who didnt have shoes An absence that
    didnt just complicate every aspect of their
    lives including essentials like attending
    school and getting water from the local well
    but also exposed them to a wide range of
    diseases, he writes in Start Something That

  • They take old ideas and make them way, way
  • While one might think that entrepreneurs are
    focused mainly on never-seen-before ideas, they
    often revamp an existing model or upgrade an
    outdated product. Sometimes, these reinvented
    ideas change the way we exercise, read, or eat.

  • And once in a while, they revolutionize ice
  • Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders
    of Ben Jerrys ice cream, started out in a
    renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont,
    before growing a globally recognized brand that
    features unusual flavors like Cherry Garcia and
    Hazed Confused.

  • Theyre also pioneers in the socially responsible
    business movement, speaking often about how
    business can give back to the community and
    earning Ben Jerrys a B-Corporation

  • Above all, they act.
  • Entrepreneurs execute when for many others, an
    idea simply fades into the past. They are masters
    of turning the abstract into the concrete. This
    seemingly simple action is one of the great
    challenges of life and in the end, its what
    defines an entrepreneur.

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