An entrepreneur’s job is to come up with unconventional solutions to common problems. Obstacles are not seen as setbacks but a way of doing things differently. They’re constantly listening, learning, adapting, and experimenting. They feed off of failure because failure teaches and reveals new understandings than can be applied to future work. Even when things are going perfect, they look for ways to make it better.
Entrepreneurs are obsessed with research. A path to discovering answers is paved by gathering data (info), analyzing it, and coming up with abstract ideas. This research leads to an investigation for answer(s). An entrepreneur has a mindset that encourages atypical and original ideas. Most might settle for the norm but an entrepreneur won’t settle for less.
This might sound obvious but I think it’s overlooked. Entrepreneurs are leaders and foster company culture. Their vision influences everyone else down the ladder. They have to be confident and encouraging- either for people or themselves. They HAVE to believe in their business and pass it on. Their behavior affects everyone else.
Driven by Results
Results are the oxygen of entrepreneurs- it’s the fruit of their labor. Without results they don’t know what is or isn’t working. Entrepreneurs are constantly trying to improve everything. This involves acting upon results and seeing what can be done better. Every outcome to a solution is insight into how to do things differently. Results matter.
I think these aspects are part of every entrepreneur’s mindset. Research builds understanding. An optimistic outlook is crucial for everyone involved in the success and long term of a project. Nothing can be measured and improved upon without results. An entrepreneur doesn’t give up from failure. They try harder.