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As the internet makes it easier to be our own boss, society is witnessing a remarkable shift: Entrepreneurship is becoming more feasible for more people in many forms. More people are starting small businesses or working as freelancers than ever before.People want to have a stake in what they do.. Therefore, entrepreneurs need to be more self-starter than ever.
You don’t need to be born with the necessary skills to raise capital and sell a product. You are fully capable of learning all you need to be successful in any industry. It starts by putting in the work, sharpening your critical thought skills, and learning how leaders can lead teams.
Here are three methods to create an environment that encourages the future entrepreneur.
1. Make a diverse group of friends
If you spend time with five smart people, you’ll be the sixth. You can open your mind to new ideas by being around people who challenge you in your understanding of the world. Friendship with people from other backgrounds can open doors to new cultures, languages, and food. It can also give you unique experiences that are not available in your own life. These experiences can be shared with other people, further expanding the understanding.
This idea is based on the fact that entrepreneurship education begins with a growth mindset, and being open-minded. It is important to be able to connect the dots between different disciplines. This skill can be honed in relationships. This creativity leads to new ways to solve old problems. This is not something that comes naturally to everyone. It’s often not taught to children. However, the curiosity seed can be planted at any age and will eventually blossom.
If you cultivate cultural curiosity and reap its benefits, you can embrace the interconnected universe we live in. This background can be applied to business settings to make you a better entrepreneur. According to McKinsey’s 2019 report, diverse teams were more successful.25% more likely than average to be profitablea number that has only risen over the years. The barriers that kept us apart have been removed for a long time. It is up to you to decide if you want to cross this threshold.
2. HODL culture
One lesson requires a unique skill: endurance. Young entrepreneurs and first-time investors may not have learned how to stay focused over a long period of time in today’s volatile market. But perseverance and consistency are two of the most important traits a business owner can possess. Without patience, all of the talent in this world is lost.
There are many statistics that show the failure rate of small businesses. The most notable is that 50% of them fail within five years, and 70% within ten. There are many factors that contribute to these numbers. However, they also highlight the importance HODL (Hold on for dear life). Although not everyone who adopts the concept will survive the next generation, those who do will almost certainly have the concept.
Instead of giving up on a venture because it missed a milestone or selling a stock that is not performing well, we must learn how to focus our efforts on continuous growth. It is not always easy, but it is possible. Sometimes this will mean slow and steady changes, before you grow exponentially. This requires that you not only apply all of your skills, but also push yourself towards adapting and learning new ones. The most important thing is to keep moving forward.
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3. The abundance mindset (and gratitude)
For young entrepreneurs to be mentally ready for the ups or downs of the changes ahead, it is important to start a venture with an advisor.Belief in abundanceEveryone can have access to the things they need. It can seem overwhelming to be in business, and it can seem as though you must adopt a zero-sum mentality to succeed. At its core, focusing your attention on abundance, rather than scarcity, is built on gratitude and inspiration.
Study afterStudyStudies have shown that a leader with a grateful mindset can foster a gratitude mindset in employees. This can have a profound impact on an organization’s performance. A huge Deloitte survey showed that Three-quarters (75%) of workersAs a token of appreciation for their day-today work, they would be happy with a simple thankyou. A few words can make a huge difference in the attitude of the people around you. This will increase productivity, strengthen employee relationships, and reduce negativity in your workplace. All of this contributes to a happier and healthier environment.
My parents were great role models for me as a young entrepreneur. They also helped me celebrate milestones with the entire family. They were proud of me when I won and that made me feel grateful to be part of their team. Charming Charlie and Boosted Commerce were two of the reasons I adopted this mindset. I wanted everyone to feel the same pride and gratitude I felt years ago. We continue to be grateful for the work we do and the positive change we make together.
This abundance can also be used to educate others. It’s never too late to start!learning about entrepreneurship. Your knowledge and experience can be used to create an environment that encourages children to follow their passions, and encourages them each other to celebrate one another’s successes. Teaching others is more than just a part of being an entrepreneur. It’s essential to being a grateful Entrepreneur.
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4. Learn from the lemonade stand
I promised three tips, but here is a fourth: Even small, unassuming ventures can teach you the skills you need. The American lemonade baron, the iconic youth entrepreneur, is your best bet. All it takes to learn the most important lesson in life is to be proactive and bring everything together.
My lemonade stand taught me valuable and lasting lessons about entrepreneurship in my youth. It taught me to listen, to focus on the product, to provide excellent customer service, and to communicate effectively. It also showed the neighborhood that I was willing and able to give something of value to the community. Although it was a simple childhood activity, it required the skills of entrepreneurship.
These lessons can be learned from anyone, not just those who run a lemonade stand. To build something worthwhile, it doesn’t necessarily take to be the next Apple. You don’t need to create something people want or need. If you can offer something that helps 15 people in your community and makes you $100, then you’ve established a foundation in entrepreneurship. A 2018 Nature NeuroscienceStudy showed that it is not just practice that makes perfect but also overlearning a skill that embeds it. Go out and take a cue at the lemonade stand. Find a need, fill it, rinse, and repeat. You never know what youll find.
Nature vs. nurture
Next time someone brings up the topic of entrepreneurship and nature vs. nurturing, think about the times in your life that made you an entrepreneur. Think about how you can pass them on. You wouldn’t be where your are today without the people who have helped you along the journey. And you never know who else you might touch with the same spirit. Helping others pursue their shared passion makes you a better entrepreneur. Nothing is more valuable than this.
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