Your average entrepreneur is a complex beast. A thick mixture of boldness, grit and creativity, blended together in a stew of elbow grease. We’re here to teach you about developing this entrepreneur mindset in our 10-episode series hosted by Ryan, written by Eric & sponsored by New Man Revolution. Let’s get started on this adventure.
In this first piece, let’s explore what exactly does being an entrepreneur mean?
Creating an entrepreneurial mindset for your life is a reward in itself. It leads to a more rewarding personal & professional life and increases your value for those around you, which is part of our message today. Creating a startup is a labor of love which gives you immense satisfaction as you build your life plan. But once you’re rumbling with your goals & dreams, you won’t want to trade the struggle for the world.
There are two things you have to start with when exploring Entrepreneurship in your own life:
1: Know Thyself – Get a Personal Mission Statement
What gets you fired up in the morning? What is your motivating drive that keeps you going when you’d rather not? Ours is simple: Become more valuable to the relationships around you every single day. Investing in yourself will always pay you back, in more ways than you’ll know.
What if you don’t know your mission statement or personal driving force? That should be the first thing you tackle before heading toward any entrepreneurial venture. Write down your top 5 motivators in life or “Why’s” and go from there. What are you better at than everyone else? What do you have to offer the world? What do you want to be known for after you pass from this earth?
2: Mentorship – Find Someone Who Can Give Advice
Don’t just listen to the first person who wants to give you their opinion. Who is someone who is where you want to be? Do you know anyone who has the skills or results that you’re looking for? Test the waters for possible mentors by seeking their advice on small things and weigh the value that they give you in that before seeking their counsel in larger issues.
Your mentor doesn’t even have to know you. Mentorship can be found in fantastic books such as The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson where he extolls the virtues of daily compound interest toward excellence or Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins which contains massive inspiration to follow your dreams. Both of these books are fascinating and motivational with immense wisdom stemming from the authors. You don’t have to know someone personally to allow them to mentor you. Just soak in their teachings and imagine what they would tell you to do in any given circumstance. Thomas Edison had no mentors in the traditional sense, and received all his teaching from books by masters.
~Enjoy this piece? Read #2, our next piece in the Entrepreneur Mastery Series~
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This article was written by Eric. It was based on the video series by Ryan.