Having an entrepreneurial mindset, or spirit is a when an individual seeks to create opportunity and then takes productive steps toward the manifestation of their particular goal or vision.
I have previously defined an entrepreneur as a person who is an ambitious leader, a team builder, problem solver and a person who creates value. So what are the unique components that make up the mindset of an individual that embodies these characteristics?
This involves the ability to create new and innovative ideas as well as the knack to bring these ideas to market while simultaneously delivering value. The entrepreneur is not afraid to take risks and approaches the market with both an inventive and pro-active stance.
Action taking is at the fore front of this process. This enables the entrepreneur to both evaluate and exploit opportunity where one exists. This includes identifying profitable markets and niches and entering into these segments with enthusiasm and optimism.
When an opportunity is uncovered, many entrepreneurs will have little “ah ha” moments or even may experience a sort of epiphany when an opportunity is revealed.
Once you enter a market, you need to get into the mind of your prospect and deliver valuable information and ultimately products and/or services that appeal to their specific needs, wants, hopes and desires.
An entrepreneurial mindset is focused on performance. Having the means and ability to execute a plan but also to test and measure results and make necessary changes.
One must learn techniques to not only identify opportunities through market research, but also be adaptive to change by reacting to it.
Flexibility and adaptability are key ingredients that allow you to make adjustments. Don’t put all your chips on one hand. Not every business move you make is a do-or-die endeavor.
Focus on your priorities and change or eliminate any activities that are simply not bringing results. Don’t allow yourself to get overly attached to a hoped for outcome, because if it fails to reach fruition, this could cause undesired emotional and mental stress.
Carry on with your work, enthusiastic but with a degree of non-attachment to the outcome, good or bad. This way your creativity will never be compromised.
Giving, Humility, Commitment
The fabled Jedi from the Star Wars saga have a code of conduct that has real world application for the entrepreneur. In order to become a true Jedi marketer, you must adopt the following entrepreneurial mindset edicts:
-Respect all life
-Serve others for the greater good
-Seek to improve oneself through knowledge and training
The entrepreneurial mindset understands that “what you give you get”. Coming from this place, a REAL entrepreneur does not come from the domain of ego, even when reaching high levels of success. This is about an intuitive commitment to ones hard work as well as serving the needs of others.
One must simply be in harmony with the world around them in order to understand the needs of others and be able to identify an opportunity when it is attractive to others as well. This means putting yourself in the mind of your potential client, customer or prospect.
In order to do this effectively, you must temporarily relinquish your attachment to your own needs and laser focus on the needs, wants and desires of others. You must mentally and emotionally become the prospect learning how they contemplate, select and use whatever it is you’re offering.
Making a commitment to your own growth through training and knowledge will prepare you as individual to intuitively make the shift. Working on your personal development will provide you with the tools that will serve as catalyst for positive change.
Entrepreneurs understand the importance of communication because they know that this is how they bring VALUE. Communication takes the form of many different mediums that allow us to deliver our unique message.
This is also how we INFLUENCE people to take action. This is a skill that entrepreneurs consciously develop. This means understanding the triggers that motivate action and deliberately crafting your content with those motivators in mind.
Communication enables the marketer to clearly demonstrate the benefits of whatever it is they are offering. The better your ability to communicate the better your capacity to influence.
It is essential that you work to improve your communication skills at all levels. This also includes becoming a student of ad copy that will help you to craft influential content. Joe Sugarman, one of the best in the business is a master at ad copy and someone you simply must be studying:
The above book was recommended to me by one of my mentors who happens to be a 7 figure earner and so I am passing along the information to you as well.
Take charge mindset
Taking charge means exactly that. YOU, know one else, is in control of your destiny. Fate is something that we create through our actions and decisions and not a mysterious force that is simply thrust upon us with no rhyme or reason.
It is important that you are willing and able to take full responsibility for your actions and the results of those actions. The blame game simply does not cut it when you enter into an entrepreneurial mindset.
You must constantly create and refine your goals, practices, methods, techniques strategies and resources in an effort to create success. Take ownership of your destiny like a new vessel you’ll be sailing across the ocean and navigate both the calm and choppy waters you will encounter on your path to both personal and financial freedom.
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