Becoming an entrepreneur is one thing and knowing what the ‘job’ entails are two completely different things. So yes, you might find it confusing but take a moment and think about it. If funding is not really a problem for you, then you can simply launch a business in the blink of an eye (almost!) and start living an entrepreneurial life.

Even if funding is initially an issue, you cal always do the same and launch your business for living your best entrepreneurial life. But the point is, you can become an entrepreneur just as easily, but what it truly means to become an entrepreneur? That is the question of discussion today. 

“So me put in work, work, work, work, work, work

When you ah gon’ learn, learn, learn, learn, learn?”

Keep reading to find out more about what it truly means to become a successful entrepreneur in 2022! 


No Play And All Work Made Jack A Dull Entrepreneur…

No Play And All Work Made Jack A Dull Entrepreneur

If you look for the entrepreneur definition online or in any of the millions of such books out there, it will tell you,

“An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. The process of setting up a business is known as entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures.”

If the definition wasn’t enough in terms of similarity, all the same sources keep talking about the same types of entrepreneurs out there. The usual types of entrepreneurship are as follows,

  1. Small Business Entrepreneurship,
  2. Scalable Startup,
  3. Large Company, and
  4. Social Entrepreneurship.

But no successful entrepreneur ever plays by the book, and the only way to make a difference in the entrepreneurial world is when you do something different and definitely break a few rules in the process – you don’t wanna be Jack, the dull entrepreneur…right?

So what does it actually mean to be an entrepreneur? – That, my friends, is the question, not just a typical ‘what is the entrepreneur?’ So let’s find out…shall we?

BYOB: No, Don’t Bring Your Own Booze. Be Your Own Boss Instead

BYOB No, Don’t Bring Your Own Booze. Be Your Own Boss Instead

Being your own boss, is a good dream, isn’t it? In fact, that actually happens to be one of the best advantages of entrepreneurship. But it does come with a certain amount of unnecessary baggage. For starters, being your own boss means your self-control should be intact at all points in time. 

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

As the boss, it’s on you that you stay true to your work because if you don’t, what example are you even setting for your employees or even colleagues, for that matter? Just like becoming your boss comes with several benefits, the baggage named ‘responsibility’ does tag along, too – you just have to be ready for it! 

Focussed And Fabulous: No Pain, No Gain

Focussed And Fabulous No Pain, No Gain

There are two rules that you need to follow at all times,

  1. Stay Focused, and
  2. Be fabulous. 

“Begin. Even if you have no idea if it will work.”

If you lose your focus on your entrepreneurial journey, especially in the initial days, then it is only a matter of time before you lose out on perhaps the biggest opportunity of your life! So compromising with your focus won’t do if you think about it. Moreover, if you don’t put in the work, then there is no way you can succeed. 

In fact, one of the worst problems in this context is not understanding how distractions work until it’s really too late. But staying focussed doesn’t mean you are not allowed to chill and be totally fabulous – that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

Don’t Quit…Not Giving Up Is #trendingnow

Don’t Quit…Not Giving Up Is #trendingnow

Choosing entrepreneurship as a profession is like becoming an investor – it comes with several risk factors, but if you quit whenever things get hard for you, then you might as well start reconsidering your career alternatives. In fact, quitting is perhaps the worst thing that you can do in this context. 

The best entrepreneur books out there will tell you the importance of getting up and turning up every single day. But what these books won’t tell you is that the chances of failure are pretty high while success opportunities are low. Moreover, luck is perhaps one of the biggest factors that can help you, especially during dark days! 

But the point is not to give up. Instead of quitting, why don’t you try again? Instead of shutting the door on your dreams, why don’t you give them another shot? 

Frequently Asked Questions:-

1. What Are The 4 Types Of Entrepreneurs?

Ans: The four types of entrepreneurs are as follows,

  • Small Business Entrepreneurship,
  • Scalable Startup,
  • Large Company, and
  • Social Entrepreneurship. 

2. What Are The Five Qualities Of An Entrepreneur?

Ans: The five qualities of an entrepreneur are as follows, 

  • Opportunity recognition,
  • Innovation & Creativity,
  • Initiative, 
  • Flexibility, and
  • Collaboration & communication. 

3. What Is An Entrepreneur Mindset?

Ans: The entrepreneur mindset is technically a skill set that can help people in identifying and taking advantage of all available opportunities as deemed fit. The mindset is also known for helping people with overcoming setbacks and learning from them while succeeding in various settings.

4. What Are The 7 Characteristics Of Entrepreneurs?

Ans: The seven characteristics of entrepreneurs are as follows,

  • Passionate,
  • Confident,
  • Planners,
  • Business-savvy,
  • Money managers,
  • Non-quitters,
  • Ready to the network (always).

Progress Over Perfection: An Entrepreneur’s Appeal

The characteristics of an entrepreneur usually revolve around idealistic concepts of perfection. But, have you also not come across entrepreneurs who are all about living the perfect life in the perfect house, driving the perfect car to work? But that’s utopic if you think about it – after all, real life is not that perfect.

As a new entrepreneur, making mistakes and facing obstacles are a part of your job profile. So you got to be mentally prepared to face it all and, in fact, even ready to lose it all if things go wrong. So without wasting time, always opt for progress, not perfection. 

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Barsha Bhattacharya is a senior content writing executive. As a marketing enthusiast and professional for the past 4 years, writing is new to Barsha. And she is loving every bit of it. Her niches are marketing, lifestyle, wellness, travel and entertainment. Apart from writing, Barsha loves to travel, binge-watch, research conspiracy theories, Instagram and overthink.

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