If you want to become an entrepreneur, you need to know what attitudes to leave behind to become successful.
Amazingly enough, a large part of businesses that fail do so because the Entrepreneur is not qualified enough to become a boss. Yes, he might have the necessary knowledge, a good idea or even financial support, but the company can not stabilize if its leader does not change his mindset… and continues to think like an employee.
What can you do to get rid of this mindset once and for all and become a true entrepreneur, both internally and externally? Take note of the following in order to develop the correct attitude.
Stop thinking that the company owes you!
An employee always believes that the company owes them, regardless if it is for the amount of years that they have worked there for or even the time that they have invested in it. However, the reality is that these facts are never considered and the decisions to retrench or even raise pay often have more to do with merit rather than seniority.
Whereas rather think: What can you do for the company that helps its growth and therefore makes you deserve some sort of recognition.
Most of the time employees rely only on obeying and following company instructions and regulations. Instead of changing that mindset and focus on: if you are going to be working on your own the more creative you are, the more income and opportunities you will get. It is without a doubt that you should try to find that creativity that we all have in us. Besides, overseeing a company there is no high demand on your skills, because you can surround yourself with people with good ideas or who tend to think differently to add to your strategies.
Get away from the comforts.
There is an inverse relationship between a person’s comfort level and their creative ability. Good ideas mainly occur in discomfort when you see yourself limited. Therefor challenges and difficult situations are ideal to encourage creativity to solve a problem. Employees on the other hand, seek the opposite: they want to grow on the comfort scale, which will not be possible for an entrepreneur.
Forget concepts such as severance and retirement.
Many employee’s Decide not to start their own entrepreneurship project for fear of loosing their severance pay or their monthly contributions for their retirement. If you are serious about becoming a true entrepreneur, you will need to choose to lose some benefits to obtain a greater benefit in the long run.
The most important key to leaving the employee mindset behind is to venture out, risk the unknown in the search for new opportunities that can lead to success. The winners always end up being the risk takers and maintaining your financial stability as an employee will not lead you down the path that you were looking at.
At the end of the day, take a leap of faith. Change the direction that your mind is used to going in order to secure yourself a great future. Change starts with you!