Almost every entrepreneur has an idea of the difficulties they can face. Some entrepreneurs struggle to build their products, some have challenges in locating the right team, while some have a hard time dragging in finances to keep their business running.
But indeed, it is difficult to be an entrepreneur, it’s even more difficult to stop being a wanna-be Entrepreneur. A wantrepreneur considers that he/she has brilliant ideas for new businesses but haven’t managed actually to get the desired results.
Many people are fascinated with the thought of starting a firm or company that’s planned to grow, but they are unable to achieve their business goals.
So, how do you know if you’re a wantrepreneur? And, if you are, how you can become an Entrepreneur from a Wantrepreneur? In this blog, we’ll discuss 9 tips to turn yourself into a true entrepreneur.
Stop Waiting for the “Right” Time:
It is one of the biggest and most common mistakes that wantrepreneurs do as they assume, they have to wait for the right time before they enter in the market. You’re not a successful entrepreneur if you always delay in taking action because you fear that you might face loss or because you’re waiting for a particular time of the year to start it. There will never be a suitable time to start your business.
All the time, there will always be something off in the environment. You will still have competition, and you’ll always have to deal with risks and threats.
Take Action Now:
Even when you think the time is not right to take action, move forward by taking the most suitable option. No matter, how small it is. During your first steps, you will make mistakes, but that’s fine. Learn from them but keep moving forward. You will see that once you take the initial steps, you will gain confidence in choosing the right actions that will make taking the next steps easier than before.
When starting a business, Wantrepreneurs are not able to pursue their business ideas because of the fear of things that might go wrong. They either wait for the right time or they don’t do any action at all.
True entrepreneurs take risks as they acknowledge and accept the fact that taking risks is part of the game. Therefore, instead of worrying, they focus on what to do next.
Real entrepreneurs know that business plans and risk management is the part of successful running a business and they’re always open to revisions and changing of plans due to unforeseen circumstances.
Stop Making Excuses:
Wantrepreneurs commonly make the following explanations:
- “I’m adolescent/old to start a business.”
- “I don’t have sufficient money.”
- “Nobody would demand/want my product.”
- “I don’t understand what I’m doing.”
But, know this:
Lame reasons like these won’t get you or your business idea anywhere.
If you think that you don’t know everything about businesses or you should start with gaining at least a background on how companies are run and managed, Experience is your best teacher, which trains and shapes you to become a better entrepreneur.
Stop Thinking You Know It All:
No matter how many books on startups and entrepreneurship you read and no matter how many resources you consult, you’ll never know everything about starting and running a business unless you practice it.
And that’s completely fine!
One excellent quality among true entrepreneurs is that they take entrepreneurship as a never-ending learning process. Even experienced entrepreneurs have aspects and areas that they haven’t explored yet. It enables them to learn from them.
Stop being a wantrepreneur, or stop being a wanna-be Entrepreneur. If you genuinely want to move from wantrepreneur to entrepreneur, you have to change your mindset and actions. If there’s something you don’t know, admit the reality, ask help from someone who knows it better, and understands how it’s supposed to be done.
Stop Following Money or Success:
Wantrapreneur is always daydreaming about the day their business succeeds, and about what they’ll do once they earn more money. Some wantrepreneurs even think of how they’ll share their success stories. Focus on the strengths and do the business of your interest. True entrepreneurs take necessary steps, make an effort and get success.
Avoid Short-Term Plans:
Wantrepreneurs take short-term plans and focus on achieving success as quickly as possible. They should know the famous quote that “What comes easy won’t last, and what lasts won’t come easy.”
Stop Talking, Take Action:
There’s nothing wrong with coming up with grand ideas or sharing them with your partners. The entrepreneurs take necessary steps toward their visions. Focus on the actions and measures that will help build the first product or service.
Adjust the Strategies According to The Circumstances:
Situations vary from time to time, and a good entrepreneur needs to adopt strategies according to the position. Focus on identifying solutions to solve the problem. A true entrepreneur can adapt to the situation and adjust his/her strategies to address the unforeseen problem or issue.
If you have not set short-term and long-term goals, it’s high time for you to re-evaluate how you’re treating entrepreneurship. No such thing can bring success in an overnight.
Starting and managing a business isn’t an easy task, but every hardship you’re about to face will make you a better and wiser entrepreneur over time.