04 Sep What Do Successful Entrepreneurs Love About Being an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurs are far from being faint of heart. They need to fill their hearts with passion.
It’s always great to learn just what they love about being an entrepreneur. No one achieves what they have in life without the drive and the vision to bring their business to new heights. Let’s check out what inspires them to become the successful or popular visionary that they were meant to be.
They love what opportunity brings them.
These audacious business pioneers can spot an opportunity and have the innate ability to go with it. They have a chance to do something that has never been done before. Getting rewarded for their efforts becomes a bonus. Here are what some famous entrepreneurs say about making the most out of an opportunity:
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
– Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Enterprises
“Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. It is capable of being presented as a discipline, capable of being learned, capable of being practiced. Entrepreneurs need to search purposefully for the sources of innovation, the changes and their symptoms that indicate opportunities for successful innovation. And they need to know and to apply the principles of successful innovation.”
– Peter F. Drucker, “The Father of Modern Management”
They learn from mistakes and do things in a better way.
No one really gets it right the first time. When mistakes happen, entrepreneurs need to brush themselves up again and avoid the same mistake twice. Improving the processes and the brand comes with a lot of trial runs. But, that’s meant to pay off in the long run.
“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”– Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.
– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries
“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.”
“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”
– Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
They love working with great people
Doing something great means gathering a great team. You may get to the top all by yourself, but you’ll get there faster with the help of a team.
“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.”
– Bill Gates
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.”
“We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.”
– Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation
“Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.”
– Victor Kiam, best known for his “I liked it so much, I bought the company” ads for Remington electric shavers
“If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan.”
– Bill Rancic, winner of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice”
“The cover-your-butt mentality of the workplace will get you only so far. The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business–but it’s a whole lot more fun, don’t you think?”
– Bill Rancic
“Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking. Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading: buying and selling.”
– Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
They love to put in the work
That speaks for itself because investing blood, sweat, and tears into something you believe in will reverberates. And that is SUCCESS.
“I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, it’s about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.”
– Anita Roddick
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”
– Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
They love to contribute something that makes the world a better place.
It’s not just about doing something, but it’s more of contributing to the society. Entrepreneurs introduce and revolutionize new methods, products, or services that will help people.
“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”
– Thomas Edison
“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me. “