Being an entrepreneur is not easy. I could describe being an entrepreneur as a life calling, something that brings many adventures, possibilities but at the same complex challenges. That being said, one of the best decisions I have ever made was determining that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. Since I made this decision over 15 years ago, I’ve had many hardships, problems and more, but nonetheless it’s been an awesome journey. Not everybody is fit for this entrepreneur journey, but if you have the chance to take this route, I recommend you do it.
There are several elements you have to take into account in order to be an entrepreneur. To start, success is not guarantee, not by a long shot. Actually there is a high probability you will fail at some point. I have already failed in the past and have learned from my mistakes. There is a popular phrase among entrepreneurs that says the following: “the sooner you fail, the sooner you will succeed”. If you don’t fail, as an entrepreneur or in life, you won’t know what it takes to succeed.
To become the best entrepreneur you have to show off several traits and have the best knowledge at hand. To start, you must be smart (book or street smart, or even both), an enthusiast and even be a little crazy. These traits are complemented by education and knowledge. There are many entrepreneurs with basic school education, however the competitive market nowadays requires entrepreneurs to be more prepared. For instance, university and post master degrees are great add-ons that will help you in this conquest.
When we talk about education, I believe this is an ongoing process. I once heard a man said that education degrees, such as university diplomas have an expiration date. For him, this was every 5 years. I think this man was correct on this particular appreciation, as education is constantly evolving and new requirements have to be met. For instance, is not a bad idea that you find out information about interesting degrees, such as MBAs, master of public administration and others.
One of the most interesting elements about being an entrepreneur is that constantly you have to redefine yourself and aim higher. To do this you have to be the best man or woman you can be, just as the army slogan says. This is quite a challenge and as I said earlier and not everybody will be willing to take on it. However if you do, remember you have to count on the best tools (knowledge, experience and education), as the market each day is more and more competitive.
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