Becoming an entrepreneur is fun, but not easy. It takes diligence, persistence and a can do spirit. It’s definitely not a “get rich quick” scam. You will need to work at it.
A sheer desire to become an entrepreneur is not enough. You will need to muster the courage, the motivation and the right mindset in order to get your ideas off the ground. This is known as the Million Dollar Mindset, the Entrepreneur Mindset or even the Growth Mindset.
You have probably heard your teachers drone on and on about, “The Growth Mindset.” Probably so much so that you groan every time you hear it. I know I do. But for those of us that haven’t had much experience, here’s a quick run down. The Growth Mindset is the idea that you are open to learning new things in different ways. Being flexible to new ideas is one example of having a growth mindset. Learning to adapt and change as you go through the process is another.
I’m not going to be the one that says that your teachers are right, BUUUUT, having a growth mindset is very important in business. You have to be willing to at least listen to others and accept feedback. You will need to adapt and change things along the way. It’s all part of the process.
Take advice from those willing to give it and who know more about a topic than you. Sometimes, you will have to think outside of the box when it comes to creating new inventions.
But, if you are anything like me, and you hear “growth mindset” one more time, you might scream. Am I right? You’re not really growing, so let’s call it for what it is. You’re building an entrepreneur mindset. If you want to become an entrepreneur, you need to start thinking like one.
Changing your mindset and thinking like an entrepreneur are the first steps. Becoming an entrepreneur requires ACTION.
Think about it this way. You can’t think yourself to an “A” in math class. You will need to make a plan. This plan would probably include things like listening in class, taking notes and studying before a quiz or test. You would need to work for that “A.” And sometimes, it’s not that easy. Sometimes, your plan won’t work. You may get a “B” instead. And that’s okay! Mistakes will happen. That just means you will need to revise your plan and try again. Mistakes and failures will happen along the journey toward becoming an entrepreneur. They are a great opportunity for you to rework your plan into a better one where you can get that “A.”
I know you can do it! Now go do it!