There are two types of people in the world. Entrepreneurs and Everyone else.

Entrepreneurs are folks who create things. Entrepreneurs are folks who live on their own terms. Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently.

You may have had thoughts about starting your own company but never quite made the leap from the 9 to 5 into entrepreneurship. You may have thought of various side hustle ideas but never brought them to life. In this post, I’m going to share with you the 35 signs that you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

If you ever wondered if you were an entrepreneur, check out the following list.

1. You are satisfactory in isolation. 

Entrepreneurship requires nights alone doing tasks that no one else can do. It requires moments alone and moments where you can motivate yourself without any assistance.

2. You can dream big.

Entrepreneurs can imagine big picture. Entrepreneurs can see what the future holds before it takes shape.

3. You tackle the small stuff. 

Entrepreneurs know how to work the small stuff. Entrepreneurs welcome the idea of doing the little things so they can achieve the big things.

4. You wake up hungry. 

Entrepreneurs wake up with an itch to create value, build things and achieve their goals.

5. You read lots.

The more you learn, the more you earn. If you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to make a commitment to reading lots.

6. You value education over entertainment. 

Whether we’re talking about TV or Podcasts, entrepreneurs are more likely to consume content that helps them grow than content that makes them laugh. Entrepreneurs place value on learning about the world around them and gaining insight around how they can be a better and more efficient entrepreneur.

7. You don’t mind being uncomfortable.

Entrepreneurs are people who know that you’re going to have to make tough choices and go through tough situations. Entrepreneurs understand that there is a direct relationship between uncomfortable moments and success. The more uncomfortable situations you face, the more likely you’ll find situations that result in greatness.

8. You’re a student of history. 

The best entrepreneurs usually have someone who they look up to and aspire to emulate. Whether it’s in their personal life or professional life, the best entrepreneurs know someone who they see as a success and they’ve studied the steps they’ve taken to get there.

9. You value hard work. 

The best entrepreneurs aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty and putting in late nights.

10. You value smart work. 

The best entrepreneurs are willing to work hard but they’re more focused around working smart. If you’re constantly looking for ways to be more effective and efficient; you’re more likely to find a competitive advantage.

11. You’re confident. 

The best entrepreneurs are very confident in their ability to deliver value to their customers.

12. You’re insecure. 

Insecurity is something that strikes everyone from folks. The insecurity of an entrepreneur is what fuels their passion for constant development and what forces them to work hard.

13. You follow more Inspiration accounts on Instagram than people.

If your newsfeed on Instagram is filled with motivational instagram accounts and not just people and food shots, that’s a sign of an entrepreneur.

14. You don’t mind failure. 

Entrepreneurs aren’t afraid to fall down or stumble. Entrepreneurs recognize that failure is a part of the journey and are willing to struggle a little to achieve a lot.

15. You’re passionate about problems. 

The best entrepreneurs see something they hate and obsess over the solution.

16. You don’t need to be liked. 

Entrepreneurs understand that they’ll often have to make decisions that ruffle feathers. It’s challenging to become successful without pissing at least one person off and entrepreneurs understand and accept this reality.

17. You can work from anywhere. 

Whether it’s on a plan or in the back of a cab – entrepreneurs have the ability and understand the importance of being able to work from anywhere, anytime.

18. You don’t work well with authority. 

If you’re currently employed or you despise your manager, it’s likely that it’s time to look at kickstarting your very own side hustle. A side hustle can be the first and biggest step towards writing a new chapter in your life.

19. You read blogs and subscribe to business newsletters.

If you’re someone who is constantly reading the Business section of EliteDaily or subscribe to newsletters like mine, it’s obvious that you’re committed to personal and professional growth.

20. You love planning. 

Are you someone who takes control over weekend plans and gives direction to all those around you? If so, you’re showing a sign of delegation and leadership. Two key traits that are found in the great entrepreneurs.

21. You’re weird.

If you’re considered weird by anyone, that’s not a bad thing. Entrepreneurs are rarely like everyone else.

22. You enjoy the debate.

Entrepreneurs don’t mind having a thoughtful debate.

23. You have a general interest in people. 

Entrepreneurs love their work but they deeply connect the human race. The best entrepreneurs love people watching and love talking with people in situations that allow them to gain perspective on their life and personal perspective.

24. You hang out with people smarter than you.

The best entrepreneurs understand the value of their relationships and surround themselves with people who can help them grow. Whether it’s through mentorship or conversations, the best entrepreneurs connect with people who can challenge their thinking and help them grow professionally and personally.

25. You seek out advisors and feedback. 

The best entrepreneurs have a mentor or an advisor they can lean on when looking for insight. Sometimes that advisor or mentor doesn’t know they’re in this role, sometimes they do.

26. You hack your life. 

Do you use apps like Uber, Airbnb, or Ola etc.? If so, you’re hacking your life with technology and optimizing it. This is a trait of an entrepreneur who values their time and welcomes the idea of being efficient.

27. You live by your calendar.

Entrepreneurs have things on the go day in and day out. As a result, the best entrepreneurs have become fixed to their calendars and use their calendars as a guideline for what they need to do from day to day.

28. You were a young hustler. 

Entrepreneurs often have stories about selling candy, lemonade or baseball cards as a youngin.

29. You don’t need direction. 

Entrepreneurs don’t need a boss to tell them they need to go write a blog post. Entrepreneurs don’t need a boss to tell them to send out thank you letters to customers. Entrepreneurs don’t need direction from someone else to move their business forward.

30. You value time.

Entrepreneurs understand that their time is the most valuable asset they own. It’s the one thing that people will try to take from the week in and week out and the one thing they must protect as much as they can.

31. You’ve got someone to prove wrong.

It might sound silly and immature but lots of entrepreneurs are driven to prove someone who doubted them, rejected them or ridiculed them wrong. It could be an ex, it could be a bully, it could be a parent or even a teacher – if this drives you, it can act as the fuel for your fire and lead you to success for many years.

32. You work hard. 

Entrepreneurs understand balance and if you’re working extremely hard, it’s often required to play extremely hard as well.

33. You’re always looking for opportunities.

Entrepreneurs see opportunities for new businesses everywhere they go. Whether it’s traveling around the world or simply browsing the web; entrepreneurs find problems quickly and look for solutions.

34. Your research for fun. 

Do you take time after having arguments with people to fact check everything from Peer Reviewed journals to market research? If so, your obsession with the truth is a clear trait of what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

35. You adopt change. 

While most people dislike the idea of doing something new, entrepreneurs welcome it. Entrepreneurs enjoy change when it’s going to result in something better.


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