On July 15, I shared the first insight on becoming an entrepreneur. Today let’s go through a few more examples and how the collaborative approach towards incorporating leadership and entrepreneurship skills from these people will help you become a successful entrepreneur.
The people who I am really inspired other than Sir Branson are; Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Jordan Belfort and I think that they have left a great blueprint to follow for all of us.
Below are a few traits that are phenomenal amongst all of them and I would suggest be the basics for any entrepreneur. A combination of all of them would make you very successful.
- Vision and Imagination (The ability to create a determined and compelling vision for the future)
- Focus (The ability to stay away from distractions and focus only on your goals)
- Taking calculated Risks and adopting the right strategy.
In line with what keeps you motivated to become an entrepreneur, the next phase is to explore the above mentioned qualities in yourselves.
You all have these qualities in you, make them work for you!
Having a great vision and imagination does not work by itself, it has to be accompanied by Focus on your goals and once these two are in place, you need to learn is to take calculated risks and adopting the right strategy.
Taking calculated risks and adopting the right strategy is the only factor that would differentiate between success and failure in your entrepreneurial venture. Even taking calculated risks but not adopting the right strategy would lead to a failure and vice-versa.
Then comes Leadership,
Leadership is having a vision, being able to articulate that so the people around you can understand it and giving a consensus on a common vision. – Steve Jobs
In my further posts I would be sharing more about Vision and focus and later I would discuss some of the most effective strategies and risk taking attributes. All of these combined learning will help you as a start-up entrepreneur. Keep watching.
Here’s an inspirational video featuring Steve Jobs: