Have you ever wondered if a person that was meant to be an entrepreneur had certain traits growing up that showed they would make a great one someday? Some kids grow up and have a sense that they want to be in the business world someday, perhaps through their eagerness to start a lemonade stand, to deliver newspapers for extra money in school or because they are always inventing something.
Some kids or young adults just know that this is something they are meant to do but how do you recognize that in yourself if you don’t have the gut feeling? What are the traits that line up with an entrepreneurial spirit? When you are trying to learn what your passion is as a young person, here are a few clues that point to habits common of a future entrepreneur.
You love to meet new people
One clue of an entrepreneur is that you love to meet new people. In fact, you love to meet as many people as you can. If you aren’t afraid to branch out and meet new people, you’re probably meant to be an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs must be good at networking, marketing to new customers and keeping in touch with their customer base in order to maintain their business relationship. If you find yourself talking to everyone you meet because strangers don’t intimidate you, that is another sign of entrepreneurialism.
You are disciplined in your habits
When you make a new habit, do you stick to it? Are you disciplined in following through? When you have a routine you set in your life, you are probably an entrepreneur if you don’t bail at the first point that you don’t feel like doing that anymore.
You don’t break your set routines easily which proves that you will be disciplined in starting a business plan, a work routine or a marketing strategy. Plus, entrepreneurs are found in people that aren’t afraid of hard work and giving their all in everything they do.
You like to be the boss
Entrepreneurs like to be the boss. They like to call the shots and direct projects. They can’t handle having a boss micromanaging their work or leading the way when they feel that they are always pinpointing the flaws in others’ ideas. An entrepreneur at heart it always coming up with their own ideas whether they are good or bad and they don’t want to be told what to do as it causes resentment.
A future entrepreneur is someone who sets big and small goals for themselves regularly in your life. You don’t mind failing at something because you’ll always come back from it. Since you love to learn new things, there is always something new to try or a new way to be successful.
When you work for someone else, you are probably always thinking of ways you could improve their business which inspires you to start your own business and do it better. Plus, seeing other successful businesses in action excites you, whether it be your favorite grocery store or your favorite neighborhood bar. Successful business owners like Steven Jobs and Richard Branson light a fire in you that makes you dream big and set big goals.
Other traits that make it clear you are meant to be an entrepreneur include:
- You love to help people whenever you can because you’re interested in the greater good
- You have a high tolerance for taking on risks because sometimes they bring the greatest outcomes
- You dream of wealth which pushes you to work even harder
- You can’t sit still because you always want to come up with something new and do something great
These are some of the habits that proven someone was born to be an entrepreneur and the signs of someone who would make a great one.