Have you gotten to a point where you doubt yourself as an entrepreneur just because of the profiles of entrepreneurs you see around?
People just keep saying different things about entrepreneurs and you wonder if you are one.
You do not need to worry about those things you have heard, I will try to highlight 5 myths I have found about entrepreneurs.
I believe this should go a long way to reconsider what you believe or have been taught about who entrepreneurs are over time.
Myth 1: Entrepreneurs are born and not made:
Over time we have heard people say this, this same concept too has been attributed even to leadership. There is a school of thought that believes that leaders are not made, rather they are born. It is basically a myth. Everything I am and know about entrepreneurship today I learnt, I was never born an entrepreneur, funny enough I am still working on myself to be a better entrepreneur every day.
Myth 2: Entrepreneurs are academic and social misfits:
We have seen and read about most great entrepreneurs who dropped out of school to build a business empire for themselves, we have also seen entrepreneurs who have ripped fortunes for themselves with no social sense or have any sense of fashion. This over time have created a subtle impression that entrepreneurs are academic and social misfit – this is a myth, not true at all. There are millions of entrepreneurs that possess good academic recognition with high social presence.
Myth 3: There is an ideal profile fit for an entrepreneur:
Do entrepreneurs have common traits ? Yes !
Does that mean there is an ideal profile for all entrepreneurs ? No!
Entrepreneurs are first human before being an entrepreneur, if all human cannot be equal in terms of behavior, beliefs, traits, culture, and worldview generally, then there can never be an ideal profile fit for all entrepreneurs. Personally, profiling myself is one of my biggest challenge as an entrepreneur.
Myth 4: All you need is money to be an entrepreneur:
This particular myth keeps cracking me up whenever I remember it. I consider it the biggest joke of the century.
All you need is just money? No way!
One thing that has been in the way of most people from becoming an entrepreneur is capital (money), this over time has led to this belief that people who have money alone can be an entrepreneur. Well, you will need money as little as possible to make your business ideas a reality as an entrepreneur. The hidden truth is that money is less than 10% of what you need to be successful as an entrepreneur. Never believe that lie.
Myth 5: All you need is luck to be an entrepreneur:
Over time we have seen people go into the same business under the same business conditions and we have seen one succeed and the other failed and it has brought us to this myth that all you need is luck to be an entrepreneur. The truth is that nothing just happen, that entrepreneur that appears successful is doing something different from the one that is considered unlucky. I will not also rule out what people call luck totally, but the contribution of that to the success of an entrepreneur as far as I am concerned is so insignificant.
If you have found yourself believing any of the highlighted points above, I think you should changed this belief already. Those things have not been scientifically proven, they are not true, they are mere myths.
I personally believe a good way to how something work is to learn how it doesn’t work.
This should help you on your journey to becoming an entrepreneur. Like I’ll always say; everyman should be an entrepreneur, maybe not 100% but to a significant percentage. Any activity that has no economic content in the 21st century is almost appearing as irrelevant.
You must add an economic or entrepreneurial touch to what you do regardless, that is the culture of this age.
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