Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but its mindset is increasingly required to succeed in today’s perpetually disrupted markets. Being an entrepreneur is hard, unglamorous and often requires enduring a level of grit and grime and gunk that most people are unwilling to commit to. Whatever your current job is, I’m here to give you an inside look at the real life, often unInstagrammable, side of being an entrepreneur, and teach you how you can think like an entrepreneur in any area of responsibility.
The flexibility, adaptiveness and alertness demanded of entrepreneurs directly contributes to their high confidence levels. These are not traits you are born with, but skills you can learn and deliberately cultivate over time.
The coming AI job automation apocalypse will impact jobs like no other technical revolution in our history. You can dig your heels in, or you can learn how to embrace the entrepreneurial mindset to stand out from the crowd – whether you start your own business or not.
Whether you start your own company or continue to work for a company, thinking like an entrepreneur embodies several of the skills that will be required to thrive in the rapidly evolving and volatile knowledge economy.
Are you tired of “milking the clock” and “doing the bare minimum”? This 9-5 mentality will hamstring your future job prospects and even threaten your employability. Entrepreneurs are trying to remove cogs so the sooner you stop thinking like one, the better!
I grew up really poor. I got my start as an entrepreneur when I was 9 when my dad dropped me off on the side of a rural
New Mexican highway, gave me a generic Hefty trash bag and told me to pick up aluminum beer cans that drunk New Mexican drivers had discarded out their passenger window, while presumably evading the Po Po.