We may call ourselves entrepreneurs, but the question I am really asking is: Do you have the mindset of an entrepreneur?
The reason for the question is to give you one of the keys to becoming a successful entrepreneur! So, how do we know whether or not we have an entrepreneurial mindset?
I just watched a very interesting and enlightening video by Cameron Herold entitled:Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs . Watching the video gave me a clear understanding of the difference in mindset between an entrepreneur and a run-of-the-mill employee. According to Cameron, our schools are set up to train employees and actually discourage or stifle any signs of entrepreneurial behavior.
The same message is conveyed by Robert Kiyosaki in his wonderful Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books. I believe that they should be required reading for anyone who calls himself/herself an entrepreneur. It is essential that you understand how money works differently for those who are highly successful than it does for the majority who just get by.
One of the essential mindset qualities of an entrepreneur is courage to make things happen. In his latest book The Business of the 21st Century, Robert Kiyosaki states:
It takes courage to discover, develop and donate your genius to the world.
Your mind is infinite. It’s your doubts that are limiting.
The book is about the importance of having your own business as the best way to overcome the economic hard times faced by the majority. “If you want wealth, you need to create it. You need to take charge of your future by taking control of your income source– today!”
So, learn what the rich know about money that the poor and middle class are never taught, then take action and you will be well on your way to becoming a successful (and rich) entrepreneur!