Do You Think You Were Meant to Be an Entrepreneur?

So, how can you tell if you were really meant to become an entrepreneur?






While being an entrepreneur comes with freedom and flexibility, there is also a great deal of responsibility and an even greater need for discipline.  


With that said……..Being your own boss is not for everyone.



Here are 7 telltale signs as shared from Dan Scalco, (founder & director of growth at Digitalux) on whether or not you were cut out to be an entrepreneur:


1. You’re a self-starter.

  • Taking initiative is crucial when you are an entrepreneur
  • No one is standing over your shoulder telling you to get things done.
  • Vacation days don’t require a written request.
  • There’s nowhere to clock in or out.
  • Without extreme self-control and natural drive, work can fall to second to the many distractions of life.
  • Having a get-it-done personality could help you bring your vision to life more easily.


2. Passion is prevalent.

  • A blasé attitude is not associated with overwhelming success as an entrepreneur.
  • If you don’t genuinely love what you’re doing, it will be hard to overcome the inevitable obstacles.
  • Starting your own business is rarely an overnight success.
  • From lack of customers to profits, it’s not easy street.
  • Without an undeniable passion for the industry you’re entering, it will be difficult to stay afloat among the disappointments and hard times ahead.


3. You possess people skills.

  • While being a loner doesn’t rule you out as a potential entrepreneur, lacking social gumption could hinder your success.
  • Having people skills suggests that being an entrepreneur might be more realistic, since communication is a necessity in any business endeavor.
  • Without it, you could face difficulty forming partnerships, attracting customer and networking within your industry.


4. You’re not willing to take no for an answer.

  • Giving up easily is not a typical trait among entrepreneurs.
  • Securing your own success requires perseverance and the ability to be persuasive and think outside the box.
  • Not everything is going to go exactly as planned and people, permitting, laws and codes can quickly turn to roadblocks inhibiting your business from growing.
  • You need to possess the strength to try harder — or try other options — to overcome these obstacles.




5. You’re a creative thinker.

  • Creativity isn’t just a quality found in writers and artists.
  • It’s a common component of entrepreneurs as well.
  • Research identified that while just 47 percent of people are creative thinkers, the percentage jumps to more than three quarters when looking at entrepreneurs.
  • Since finding innovative ways to solve ordinary problems takes creative thinking, it’s actually not that shocking that the majority of entrepreneurs think differently.


6. You are competitive by nature.

  • There’s a reason some companies heavily recruit athletes for sales and business positions.
  • The desire to strategize and win translates perfectly into business.
  • If you played sports growing up or are the type that excels when faced with a little rivalry, you might just have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
  • A competitive nature will force you to not just be better — but be the best.


7. You’re hardworking.

  • At the end of the day, those who are willing to put in the most work are usually the ones who reap the greatest reward.
  • If you’re the type of person that likes to skate by doing the bare minimum, the heavy workload of entrepreneurship will likely bury you.
  • Entrepreneurs aren’t afraid to wear more than one hat, work through the weekend or sacrifice for the success of their business.



As an entrepreneur your output is directly impacted by your input, and if you’re not willing to put in the time, your great idea will likely tank.



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington



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10 thoughts on “Do You Think You Were Meant to Be an Entrepreneur?

  1. Well, all of the above may apply to me, however, if I did not choose this path voluntarily, I would have come face to face with it or starved. I would be fired easily because I value family and freedom to the point where a job and the agenda of the job would not stop me from doing what I deemed in my (or my family’s) best interest at the moment. I understand, this does not fly well for employers who because they are giving me a salary also have the right to dictate how I move to earn it. Yep! I would be fired if I did not quit first. That being said, an income still has to be earned, so – I saw the light – Entrepreneur it is!

    • Hi Trudy!
      Wow, you and I think exactly the same lol!! I feel the same way about working for someone else, could never do it very well lol 😉 So I chose entrepreneurship because I know this is the ONLY way I will become financially free 🙂 No matter HOW long it takes 😉 Thank you for your awesome feedback and comment!

  2. Hello Joan,

    I just came across this post via G+ community Bloggers helping bloggers.
    Loved this post. I’ve recently started my business. But I can certainly to all the signs mentioned above.

    Two of my strongest points out of the 7 signs is ‘people skills’ and ‘hardworking’.
    I’m definitely enjoying the process of working towards becoming my own boss.

    Thank you for this post.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend 🙂

    • Hello Hema 🙂

      Thank you for your awesome comment! Those 2 skills are the best ones to have girl 🙂 It is a great process working towards becoming your own boss I can totally relate! Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

      Hope your weekend was awesome as well 🙂

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