What it Means to Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit

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What it Means to Have the Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Of course, no two people on this planet are exactly alike, and for good reason. Can you imagine a thousand Aunt Maries descending on Target? Or twenty Uncle Johns discussing their golf games around the Thanksgiving table?

The same can be reasoned for entrepreneurs. Each and every individual who embarks on a journey to self-sufficiency through business brings a unique aspect, trait or outlook on life that generates new customers. Since no one particularly wants 20 frozen yogurt shops lined up one by another at a strip mall, the differences between business owners are invaluable.

However, despite the differences and nuances in business operations, there are actually quite a few similarities between entrepreneurs, even in those who operate in very distinct fields of business. It is the entrepreneurial spirit that binds the men and women who break out and carve new pathways for themselves. Wondering if you have the entrepreneurial spirit? Here’s a few indications that you might:

You plan everything, from your mom’s surprise birthday party to every last detail of the summer road trip. Need to stop to refill the tank or stock up on snacks? You’re the person everyone looks to for that information.

You roll with the punches. No business venture can rise to success without handling a few blows along the way, and it takes the right kind of leader to see a new company through.

You see value in others. Even if a new business starts out as a one-man-show, most operations eventually need to bring in the right kind of expertise. You understand that seeking help and advice from others is not a sign of weakness but a strategy for success.

You are a natural born negotiator. Did you ever whittle down a grounding from three weeks to two? Maybe you picked up a pound of oranges half off because they were close to the sell-by date? You know what it takes to get the right price point and you don’t shy away from the process.

Because the world of business is as big and diverse as the Earth’s population, it is no wonder that many aspects of the entrepreneurial spirit manifest in other parts of life. Understanding how these skills have led to past successes can be a gateway into business success.