How to date an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs never get tired talking about the empires they are building and seek someone who never gets bored listening.

So, you want to date an entrepreneur. (This could be the name of the next big game show.) It’s a wild ride, and if you aren’t an entrepreneur yourself, you may be caught offguard by their odd habits and quirks. Don’t fret. Dating an entrepreneur is a great experience, but there are a few things you should know.

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1. They read a lot about business and self-development.

Entrepreneurs rarely reach a point where they’re satisfied with their personal or professional progress. As a result, their shelves are full of innovators’ memoirs, and their online bookmarks are all links to self-development articles.

2. They sometimes have a hard time “turning off.”

There’s no “leaving your work at work” when you own a business. Instead, there are always things waiting to be done, and it’s hard not to fill bits of free time by checking off items on the to-do list. It may be a little tricky to convince your entrepreneur to spend their free time actually relaxing.

3. You’ll always wonder if this is a tax write-off.

Entrepreneurs probably enjoy more tax-deductible expenses than anyone from another profession. You’ll learn to wonder if that coffee (or a stop by a vendor during a trip) was another tax write-off for your entrepreneur.

4. They analyze almost everything to see if it’s worth their time.

Because their to-do list is never empty, the last thing an entrepreneur wants to do is waste their time on something unenjoyable or unproductive. Every item on their agenda is carefully analyzed to ensure it’s worth their time — but if they’re spending time with you, you know they truly love it.

5. They definitely don’t work a 9-to-5 schedule.

Business owners are required to fulfill a variety of roles: marketer, content creator, salesperson, leader, customer service rep. . . the list goes on and on. Their jam-packed work days rarely fit into the 9-to-5 schedules you find with other jobs, meaning your entrepreneur may stay up late with their laptop, wake at the crack of dawn to work on a business plan, or take a break in the middle of the day so the evening will be that much more productive.

6. They ask a lot of questions.

Entrepreneurs are never finished learning. Even when the topic has nothing to do with their business, they’re naturally curious, asking a million questions to gain as much knowledge as possible. By dating an entrepreneur, you’re dating both a treasure trove of information and someone who will challenge you to always keep learning.

7. They don’t particularly enjoy spending time with lazy people.

To preserve their own motivation, entrepreneurs like to surround themselves with equally inspired and capable individuals. They love to bounce ideas off of other business owners, innovators, and creatives, and they especially enjoy spending time with those who push them to work smarter. Lazy people do the very opposite.

8. They can be a “jack-of-all-trades” type.

Remember when I mentioned entrepreneurs’ constant desire to learn? The result is a partner who’s willing to take a jab at just about anything. One highly-motivated person can boast the capabilities of several people with different skillsets, so you get the whole package.

9. They live to achieve.

Entrepreneurs are constantly working toward some type of goal—often several at a time. Each accomplishment gives them the motivational high they need to reach the next one. Your support during every stride is priceless.

10. Spontaneity is part of the package.

A lack of a 9-to-5 schedule, a huge variety of ever-changing responsibilities, and a “shoot for the moon” mindset ensures there’s never a dull moment with your entrepreneur. When an idea comes, they go for it, and you get to come along for the ride.

11. You’ll learn a lot about entrepreneurship.

The stories, triumphs and troubles your partner shares will teach you more about their industry than you may have set out to learn. Maybe you’re not planning on opening a startup anytime soon, but your second-hand experience in the realm of small business will make you an honorary entrepreneur.

12. They’re great at surprises.

It all comes back to spontaneity. Entrepreneurs naturally pay attention to what’s going to end up the “next big thing,” so their surprises go beyond flowers and chocolates — and they have impeccable timing.

13. It’s difficult to explain what they do.

Sure, you could simply tell people your partner is an entrepreneur, but whomever you’re speaking with will probably want you to elaborate. As a result, you’ll have to follow up with the name of your partner’s business, what the business does, why your partner started it. . . and before you know it, you’ve been talking for ten minutes.

14. You’ll watch movies like ‘The Social Network’ and shows like ‘Silicon Valley.’

Entrepreneurs can’t get enough of their crazy lifestyle off-screen, so they seek it out on-screen, too. Whether they’re biographical movies like “Jobs” or dramas like “The Pursuit of Happyness,” the characters inspire them to work harder and aim higher.

15. Their emotions fluctuate often.

Entrepreneurs are encouraged by success and disappointed by any slow in progress. While this is typical of most people, business owners tend to experience crazier rollercoasters than others—they may be excited one moment and irritated the next.

16. You may need to remind them not to spread themselves too thin.

In order to maintain their “jack-of-all-trades” status and achieve as much as possible, entrepreneurs take on nearly every project they’re invited to join. This is a great way to become well-rounded and accomplished, but it can also result in burnout, so you may have to act as a bit of a safety net.

17. They need a spouse who is good at nurturing, giving space, forgiving and having fun.

Their erratic schedules and dreams make them a little more complicated than others. An entrepreneur’s ideal spouse is one that supports their goals, gives them space, forgives them for working late, and loves to have fun during spots of free time. In return, they’ll give you the world.

18. They think and care about you more than you may know.

Not everyone is willing or able to date an entrepreneur for the reasons above, which means if you can, you’re all the more special. Your love and dedication means more to your partner than you may know.

An entrepreneur’s lifestyle is a rollercoaster of experiences and emotions. What have you learned along the ride?

Hey everybody. So I just kinda wanted to add on to what I was saying earlier on Facebook about dating. First of all, I think it’s very interesting that I’m even being asked this question about how do you date successfully when you’re a mother you’re an entrepreneur, you’re this and that. And being sought after to render advice in that space ’cause frankly, I have not the foggiest clue.

First of all, personally many of you know that I lost my beloved almost five years ago now. And so several years after that I thought I was ready to start dating. I went back into the dating space and it was a complete disaster. I didn’t walk away from dating, I bolted. I like ran away from the dating space. Clearly, I have no clue what I’m doing here. So I find it very ironic that every week, I am being asked like hey, Constance, what is your thoughts on dating and how do you balance dating and family and all this, I’m like, I don’t know!

How to date an entrepreneur

Because I have been repeatedly asked that question, I stopped and I actually thought about it and I’ve actually spent weeks thinking about this and this is what I think.

If you run a business or you’re part of an organization, that organization has a set of a mission statement, a value statement and maybe a list of core values. This is a belief system that the organization wants its employees to rally against. So thereby moving their agenda on that organization forward in a very clear, precise way. Value statements is this is who we are and this is who we want to be and these are the value statements which are the commitments that we’re making to our employees and we’re making to our customers, right?

So core values, these are the way we do things and this is why…

My former coach but friend, Marissa and I spent weeks crafting the mission, vision and value statements for not only ITH Staffing but also for Meet Constance. So for ITH Staffing, our core values are centered around integrity, responsiveness, trust, respect. For Meet Constance, it’s about empowerment, mastery, community. So, it dawned on me just like you take time to craft a beautiful core value statements and words that are in line with the soul of your organization, you should probably do the same thing when it comes to dating.

Let me explain. For me, words are extremely important. Words are so important to me I believe life and death is in the tongue. I am so hypersensitive when it comes to words. Like I may go off on somebody but I won’t say things like “your stupid, your dumb, your this or that.” I don’t say things like that because I am creating a new agreement for that person and a belief system for that person that they may not have held before. It’s a strong core value of mine. Another one is service, service to humanity. That’s why we have ITH charities. It’s a platform for us to be able to impact not only our needed community but global impact is so important to me, right. These are my core values, the things that I really believe.

So I think that when it comes to dating, the issue is not understanding, I think at least now I know for myself is not understanding clearly and defining what are my core values? Who is Constance really? Who are you really?

…And being able to articulate that in a way that now, when you’re out there dating, you can attract people who are in alignment with your core values. Because if you’re not clear on who your core and what your core values are, you’re not clear on who you are. And if you’re not clear on who you are, how will you attract the right person for you? It’s just impossible, right? So, I would think after thinking about this, that it would be important to come up with a set of core beliefs and core value statements or words that say “This is who I am and this is what I believe.” Right?

I haven’t said anything about money. But money is important. However, I don’t think if factors into the equation at the beginning and this is why.

Once I know my core values and who I am, chances are whoever I attract will have the same kind of core values. Things like money, things like vacations, things like family, habits, all these kinda things will resolve themselves because you’re in alignment within a core set of fundamental principles. So you understand that this person may be here today but they have the potential of being there tomorrow.

Now after you have your core values figured out (this is a recruiter in me), you create a set of questions. let’s just say interview questions, behavioral, situational, you know what I mean. But you answer these questions to yourself as you get to know and evaluate this person and if they meet these values. I’m not saying that you go on a date, you get out your your interview sheet and say “Before we proceed on this date, I have a series of situation on behavioral questions that I need to ask.” Okay that’s probably not going to work. I think you understand what I’m saying and is that once you identify who you are to your core and then you find a way of evaluating that through time.

That is basically my take on the question. There are a ton of people who are really good at giving folks tips on how to date and how to go about it. If you’re an expert, please comment below and help all these wonderful ladies who are coming to me, asking me dating questions. We need some help.

So to the experts out there, let’s talk about this. How do you go about evaluating the right person for you that will align with who you are to your core? Someone who will give you a sense of meaning and purpose and how do you do that while you balance out a career, as an entrepreneur, a single mom? So comment below. Let’s get this conversation started and let’s help other young women who are trying to find the right one. Do that whole, do it whole. I’ll talk to you guys later, bye.

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What Is Dating An Entrepreneur Like?

All the guys out there are trying to break into the business industry. But the guys who are not relying on others for jobs but trying to create their jobs. Hi5, to all these great personalities trying to create jobs for others. That is the entrepreneurial spirit. So give high reverence to entrepreneurs for their efforts to reduce the unemployment rates worldwide. Have you ever considered dating an entrepreneur? They are a crop of great and visionary people who would want like-minded people to move with.

You don’t mean to say you want to date an entrepreneur. But if you want to go into such a relationship, the following are some things to know.

Dating An Entrepreneur: Things To Know

1. They are Ardent Readers

Entrepreneurs love to read books on business, finance, and self-development. They are always keen on getting new ideas and new business models. So, therefore, I get attracted to articles, books, memories, and others on these subjects. Don’t be surprised to see their shelves full of such books.

2. Be Ready for the Turn Off Times

The business environment can be very frustrating, with lots of ups and downs. They are business owners, so any fluctuations in the stock market, high tariffs, and low turnouts affect them directly.

Also, there are always things to be done and target to be met. This can make them very frustrated, and this is the turn-off period. Know how to deal with them during such times.

3. They Hardly Rest

Why should they rest while there is work to be done? You may not be able to convince your entrepreneur partner to have some rest. Even during their free time, they may still find the need to complete some unfinished business. However, rest is very important for the body, so no matter how difficult they prove to be, find a way to make the rest.

4. Searching for Opportunities

All entrepreneurs have good eyes for business opportunities that a normal person may not see. They see opportunities in everything, even in waste.

So wherever they go, they will try to identify a particular problem within the area and find ways to solve that problem with their entrepreneurial skills. You would have to embrace frequent stoppages during a trip.

5. They are not 9 to 5 Hrs

The normal worker works from 9 am t0 5 pm, but the entrepreneur can do more or less. They owe the business. Therefore they call the shots. So your partner can come home early or decide to overwork when there are deadlines to meet.

6. Curious People

Curiosity, they say, kills a cat, but an entrepreneur’s curiosity gives them more knowledge about the field of work. When they notice a new trend in doing business, they will be curious to learn to improve their business.

A serious businessman always tries to find new ways to do business more easily and cost-effectively. So you will see your partner asking more questions and doing a lot of research. This may sometimes affect the time you spend together.

7. If you are Lazybones, Stay off

Entrepreneurs are industrious and hardworking, so they prefer to be around such people. They want like-minded people who can serve as a source of motivation for their vision.

To them, time is money, and anytime spent lazing around comes at a cost. So they don’t tolerate any form of laziness from workers to people around them. If they find you to be lazy, you are out of their lives.

8. Achieving is in their DNA

Entrepreneurs go through a lot of challenges to establish a business. But they don’t allow these challenges to break them down. Once they set to achieve a target, they become restless until it was done.

This is mostly why they refuse to take a rest, even when they show signs of tiredness. Every achieved target serves as a morale booster, which edges them on for greater accomplishment. This is the kind of person you are about to date. They may always put business first.

9. Inconsistent about their Emotions

They can easily have a mood change. Their smiling face can change within a minute because of a call they received. The business environment is a very challenging one with lots of uncertainties.

You don’t expect your partner to be smiling while their goods look at the ports or a business deal went bad. So you have to deal with all these fluctuations in their emotions.

How to date an entrepreneur

10. Learn Something about Entrepreneurship

As they share their success and frustrations with you, you will gradually learn about what entrepreneurship entails. You will appreciate this part because the knowledge you would acquire from your partner is more than what you will get from a classroom.

All the above points make dating an entrepreneur a little challenging. So if you are ready to tread that path, you need to prepare for the good, bad, and ugly moments. But in all, trust entrepreneurs do care about their partners and the people around them.

How to date an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, because entrepreneurship is a lifestyle. It’s something that takes over your entire life and it ends up being your number one priority in most cases. When you enter a romantic relationship, many partners have a tough time accepting the fact that they won’t always be the most important thing.

Many of my entrepreneurial friends often times tell me how tough it is to date an entrepreneur. The difficulty with dating an entrepreneur is that most people don’t truly understand what the life of an entrepreneur consists of.

I’ve been in a relationship with a lovely woman for almost 7 years now and she’s been with me even before I began my entrepreneurial journey. There were many times were things were extremely tough given my lifestyle, but to this day we have made it work.

In this post, I’ll share 10 things to know before dating an entrepreneur:

1. Their Mind Is Always Wandering

Entrepreneurs constantly look for opportunities and think about different things. It’s something that they just cannot control regardless of where they are. It’s nearly impossible for me to ever shut my brain down and I’m always thinking of various things. It doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy being with my partner, it’s just that my mind is hyperactive and it constantly considers different things.

2. They Don’t Do Well With Ultimatums

More likely than not, entrepreneurs choose the path that they have chosen because someone at some point gave them an ultimatum they weren’t willing to accept. If you’re someone who has to have it your way, it’ll be very tough getting into a relationship with an entrepreneur. If you give them an ultimatum, it’s fairly easy for entrepreneurs to choose their freedom over you.

3. They Have Strong Opinions

Entrepreneurs have strong opinions about almost everything. For the most part, entrepreneurs are extremely passionate individuals that care about a lot of different things. If you’re about to engage into a discussion or debate, be ready for things to get intense because entrepreneurs are always willing to let their opinions be heard loud and clear.

4. They Get Bored Easily

Entrepreneurs are always growing, learning and changing. They want a partner who also thinks and feels the same way. Entrepreneurs want their partners to challenge them, grow, change and to want new things in life so that they are never bored.

5. They Hate Lazy People

Because entrepreneurs are so busy themselves, they hate people who are lazy. They are constantly looking for people who want more out of their lives and they want to learn about new things from their partners. If you’re lazy, your entrepreneurial partner will see right through it and eventually get frustrated.

6. They Operate On Their Own Schedule

Entrepreneurs never really work a 9 to 5. As a result of that, if you’re looking forward to catch your favorite television show with your significant other at 7 PM, you might have to think again. Being with an entrepreneur requires you to often times operate at a very weird schedule. Be ready for some midnight dates.

7. They Need Their Own Space

Entrepreneurs are free spirits who love their solitude and space. As an entrepreneur, I love being with my significant partner and spending time with her, but at the same time I love having my space at times. Having space allows me to pursue my own hobbies, passions and adventures in life. If you’re extremely clingy, entrepreneurs might not make the best partners for you.

8. Their Moods Change All The Time

It can be frustrating for someone dating an entrepreneur. They get to see their significant partner on a limited basis and even when they see them, they aren’t always happy or ecstatic. It’s not your fault, it’s just what entrepreneurs go through on a regular basis. Sometimes they’re on top of the world and at other times they feel terrible, it’s the roller coaster ride that comes with the entrepreneurial journey.

9. They Think & Care About You More Than You Know

As an entrepreneur, it’s often tough to show the ones you love how much you really love them. As a result, it might have you questioning whether or not your partner cares for you and loves you. However, you should know that they do care about you and think about you way more often than you can imagine. They just have to make sacrifices in the short-term to live their dream.

10. They May Miss Big Events/Moments In Your Life

The common theme in this article has been the lack of time that an entrepreneur has. You need to understand that sometimes a big meeting or a pitch to investors may end up landing on the same day as a big event in your life. You have to be willing to accept that sometimes an entrepreneur has to do what they have to do.


In this article, I shared 10 things to know before dating an entrepreneur. Share some of your own experiences when dating entrepreneurs below.

Written by Futurpreneur Staff

How to date an entrepreneur

Written by: Megan te Boekhorst, Communications & Public Relations Specialist, Futurpreneur Canada

Dating and building your business is not always easy. Your time is precious and a lot of responsibility falls on your shoulders. It’s up to you to pay the bills, pay your staff and keep the business growing. This often leaves room for little else. But it’s important to find balance as an entrepreneur, and that includes nurturing the personal relationships in your life.

If you’re a driven, ambitious, work-around-the-clock entrepreneur, there are certain realities you need to keep in mind, whether you’re starting a new relationship or with a long-term partner:

  1. Your significant other can help when you need it, but respect when they say no. The free labour is appealing, but they aren’t your employee. Most of the time your significant other will be more than happy to support your business because they love to see you succeed. Just keep in mind, there will be times where they don’t want to feel like they are there to work. It doesn’t mean they are unhappy, but it does mean they need some time for their passions too.
  2. ‘Weekend’ is a foreign concept to you. So remember to make time for them when possible. Dating will require flexibility. Where most people consider Friday night ‘date night’, it might be Monday night for you one week and Wednesday night the next. Your relationship probably won’t look like a Jennifer Aniston film, but make a conscious effort to spend quality time with them outside of your business.
  3. Diversify the conversation. Your business is your dream, so it’s natural to want to talk about it all the time. However, as much as your significant other will have to accept the fact they will hear about your work often, you have to put in an effort to engage in other topics as well. There are only so many conversations about cash flow a non-entrepreneur can handle.
  4. Be open and honest when it comes to what you want. From long-term goals to current desires, it’s essential to lie out your thoughts and feelings sooner rather than later. You want to respect your limited time, as well as theirs, and putting your cards out on the table early will help you make the most of it. It’s important to put time into your relationships as an entrepreneur, but it’s also important to put time into the right relationships.
  5. Look for someone who compliments your drive. According to David McClelland, entrepreneurs are driven by an overwhelming need for achievement. That strong motivation can be intimidating for others to be around. Find a partner who is inspired by your ambitions rather than alarmed by them.
  6. Don’t approach relationships and romance like a business transaction. It’s a sure way to end up single again. Both need attention to grow, but in very different ways. Ensure you treat your significant other like a person, not a strategy.

Entrepreneurs face unique challenges to dating, but keep a positive attitude about it. A strong relationship can be a secret weapon in building a strong business. Your significant other can act as a sounding board for big decisions, help you vent your frustrations or be your break from the busy world of entrepreneurship. Just don’t forget to respect their needs as much as the needs of your business.

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This is the first post in a new series. Surviving the Startup: Building a Business While Living A Life

So: A few months ago, I began dating in earnest. As in, telling everyone to tell everyone to set me up with everyone. As a result, I’ve gone on dozens upon dozens of blind dates—with the friends, brothers, cousins and co-workers of my friends, brothers, cousins and co-workers. You get the idea.

And in all this dating, I’ve learned something about myself: I absolutely refuse to date a guy with a startup.

First there was Bryan*, a 29-year-old who’s building a music site. On our second date, we went to brunch on the Lower East Side. I was excited. I was wearing lipstick at breakfast. We’d just ordered drinks when a guy walks in, pulls up a chair and sits down at our table. “This is Matt, my partner,” Bryan says by way of explanation, signaling the waitress for another mimosa. “We need to go over some contracts. That’s cool, right?”

Then there was Chris*, who told me he’d figured out a new metric that was going to change online dating forever. No, he’d never online dated, but his days were filled with focus groups and development meetings with people who had. Chris and I went on five dates. One was cocktails, three were aforementioned focus groups and the last was a speed-dating event he took me to for research. Talk about single-minded.

Then there was Dave*, who I never actually met in person because “work” (the launch of a new coworking space) kept getting in the way of our plans. When I told him after the sixth reschedule that we really didn’t need to worry about setting up another date he got angry. “It wasn’t that he didn’t want to see me, but his company just needed to come first.” I was a business reporter, didn’t I get it?

Why am I sharing these stories? Because over the next few weeks I’ll be working on a series that observes (and advises on) the clash between an entrepreneur’s professional and personal lives.

Rather than complain, or simply swear off, the Chris, Dave and Bryans that New York is crawling with, I’d like to make a difference. From my perch as an observer (and a more-than-curious reporter with experts on speed-dial), and with a few guest-posts, I’ll tackle the reality of the struggle to reconcile a personal life–whether it’s dating, relationships, family or babies—with the staggering commitment of building a business.

A new book by Inc.’s Meg Hirshberg, out in March

Because it really is cool. And I do get it. But if there’s any hope for the masses of ambitious, business-minded single people in this city, there’s got to be a better way.

In the interest of intrepid reporting, I’ve been looking for answers. I eavesdropped on a couple’s therapy session at General Assembly titled How to Help Your Relationship Survive the Startup Life and spoken to a CEO and new father on his juggle. I’m ISO a single startup male to share his experience of trying to meet the girl of his dreams while committing countless hours to the grind each week. For the record, Bryan and Dave have declined. The jury’s still out on Chris.

How to date an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are people with growth mindset. They think far different from the world. Sometimes they feel themselves a different species on this planet.

Unfortunately, it is easier to fall in the trap of average people’s mindset and hard to acquire the mindset of an entrepreneur.

You need to understand that they create their own mindset by learning and growing and this is the reason why they come in 6% club.

I’ve found some of the most common mindset they share with each other. And that is what I’m going to share with you which explain everything in details.

So, here are the 10 Incredible Mindset Of An Entrepreneur.

How to date an entrepreneur

1. Stand out from the crowd.

Entrepreneurs never wants to join the crowd or be in the club of average people. They don’t want to be like majority of people. However, they do things for majority but never want to be one.

Every successful entrepreneur has this in common. They want to be a minority. They take pride for being a minority.

If you want to think like an entrepreneur, start with standing out from the crowd. Don’t be most people.

It takes courage to stand out from most people, but the rewards are incredible.

2. Change the world mindset.

Entrepreneurs are the ones who change the world. If everything is changing and growing, from a keypad phone to an iPhone, the reason behind is an entrepreneur.

They are willing to change everything. It takes huge amount of resources, skills, and most importantly mindset.

They don’t think it is impossible for them. Because they believe in themselves and their dream.

They believe it is possible for them and they can do it.

This mindset of an entrepreneur helps them to change the world into a better place to live.

3. Everything is business.

Let’s reveal the secret thinking pattern of an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs can turn anything into a great deal of business. They see every single thing with a price and value and how much it will cost them to turn it into a business.

For example, if they saw a tree, they will think “how much it will cost me” and how can I turn this into a great furniture?”

Here’s another example, they think if they buy something, then how it will help them make money. Simple, right?

It is just an example. They think more advance than this.

4. Creator mindset.

Entrepreneurs are creators, not consumers. They are working every single day to create something valuable what other people can use.

The mindset of an entrepreneur works very differently from most people. They think about other people and always looking for ways to create value in people’s lives.

If you want to become an entrepreneur, start thinking like an entrepreneur.

5. Anything is possible.

Entrepreneurs are great believer. They believe in anything is possible. They work on their dream and believe it is possible for them to achieve.

However, the reason behind achieving great level of success is the mindset.

As it is said, “If you can believe it, you can achieve it”.

So, believe that anything is possible and you’re halfway closer to your dreams.

You need to acquire these thinking because it will help you to become a great entrepreneur.

6. Abundance mindset.

Entrepreneurs are resourceful human being. They never complain for having no money. Because they believe it is easy to get the money to start a business. There is no lack of money in the market.

They find investors who already have millions of dollars. Because investors are already waiting for a great idea to invest their money on.

So, they create value from both sides. They build business which create value for customers and build profitable business which create value for investors.

So, if you want to become an entrepreneur, you need to acquire the mindset of an entrepreneur.

7. Never fear failure.

Entrepreneurs are fearless. They don’t fear failure. They have mindset to embrace failure and learn from it. It helps them achieve great level of success in life just by not fearing failure.

You need to become fearless person who is willing to fail and learn faster. This is how you grow as an entrepreneur. Life is all about growth.

As it is said, “If you don’t fail, you don’t learn, when you don’t learn, you don’t grow, and without growth, there’s no success”.

Read this, if you want to know how to learn from failure.

8. Think big mindset.

Thinking big is a part of an entrepreneurship. You cannot become an entrepreneur by thinking small. Entrepreneurs are the people who think big and when I say big, it means really big.

People with small mindset can never understand the people with big mindset. They are focused on the bigger part. They don’t chase small things.

However, thinking big is very important mindset of an entrepreneur. This is what helps them grow into a big player.

So, start thinking big in order to get big results.

9. Ready to learn new things.

Entrepreneurs are lifetime learner. They commit to learning new things every single day. You need to learn new skills, mindset, techniques, strategy that helps you grow as an entrepreneur.

You need to become a lifetime learner as well. Because in business, there are going to be challenges that you need to overcome. These learning will help you in the long run.

However, you can never find a successful entrepreneur who is not a lifetime learner.

10. Vision is everything.

Entrepreneurs are visionary people. They are always looking for ways to take their business to the next level. They hold the vision of their company.

Entrepreneurs are focused on the next level. In other words, they are driver of the company who leads their company to another level.

They give importance to their vision. They think vision is everything.

So, this is why you need to think like an entrepreneur and start working on the vision and keep doing it until you achieve it.

Read this, if you want to know how to become an entrepreneur

So, here are the 10 Incredible Mindset Of An Entrepreneur.

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As entrepreneurs, we are no strangers to a good challenge, nor to working with teammates who have their own ideas and bring their own strengths to the table.

Romantic relationships should be no different. Let’s examine how to use an entrepreneur’s capabilities to tackle one of life’s greatest challenges: dating.

The idea board

In the early stages of something, there’s a ton of brainstorming that takes place. A lot of things go up on the idea board. Some are good, some are great, some constructively lead to something else, and some are just flat-out terrible. Just like first dates. If one doesn’t go so well, consider that it’s just one idea that doesn’t need to be brought forward into the next stages.


Entrepreneurs can be extremely self-aware. We know what we have to offer. We know what we’re looking for. We know when we’re in the zone. We know when we’ve messed up. In dating, use your self-awareness to recognize the moments when it’s necessary to apologize for something.

Adventure seekers

Possibly an entrepreneur’s greatest strength is our penchant for adventure. We love to try new things. We’re quite comfortable with being taken out of our comfort zones. Consider this an invitation to take your dates up a notch and set out on some adventures together rather than sticking to the same ol’ dinner and a movie.

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A good entrepreneur knows when to be a leader and when not to be. There are times that call for letting someone else take the reins on a project or particular activity. In relationships, use this same skill to identify when to be the leader and when to let the other person lead, be it plans for the evening, the conversation or a big decision.

No bull

We like our conversation how we like our martinis. Straight up. Entrepreneurs know how to ask for what we want or need. We know how to call something like it is. Shouldn’t we all be that way in dating, too? Change the game by speaking openly and honestly to the other person about what you’re thinking or feeling.


An entrepreneur likes to be challenged. We’re in our element when we stumble across a problem that needs a solution. This makes us great at working through less than ideal circumstances in order to reach the best possible outcome, and also makes us able to say, “this isn’t working,” when a solution truly can’t be found. And because we aren’t quitters, we don’t make those decisions lightly.

Cautious optimists

We know that success isn’t the finish line. The work doesn’t end just because things are going well. Like an entrepreneur would in a project, continue to invest time and effort into maintaining a good relationship. Know that things will never stop evolving and that the best things in life are worth your dedication.

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I’m finally introducing my boyfriend and sharing what it’s like dating an entrepreneur! This post shares all about his job and what our plans are for the future.

I’ve been fairly quiet about my boyfriend on the blog thus far, and I so appreciate you respecting my privacy. I know we all get curious about relationship details when were following along with other people’s lives! And the good news is today I’m finally spilling the beans a bit.

Meet Scott!

How to date an entrepreneur

I’ve actually already shared how we met and how we have made the long distance situation work. When we first met he was working in St. Louis and we weren’t actually long distance. I got to see him all week! But a few months after we started dating he changed projects at work and LDR life began. Then, last summer, he moved to San Francisco to start something entirely new and exciting.

One of my favorite things about Scott is that he dreams big like me. He and I both have an entrepreneurial spirit and are willing to take some (calculated) risks to achieve our goals. As an example, a few years ago Scott and his friends started a social loyalty & rewards app back in Hoboken. So when I told him I had a blog on our first date he was really intrigued, not turned off like I often worried.

Searching To Buy A Company

His entrepreneurial spirit is what led him to leave his job in management consulting and partner with one of his best friends to launch a Search Fund. And if you have no idea what a search fund is, don’t worry. I didn’t either. Scott still laughs at me when I try to explain it to other people, and he will definitely be editing this part of the post before I publish it so it makes sense.

The goal of their search fund is to find a medium-sized business to buy, and subsequently then run and grow the business into its next chapter of success. They plan to assume the key operating roles at the company (i.e., CEO) and work tirelessly to help the company to reach a new level, all while preserving the legacy that’s been build by the founder. For those in the Private Equity world it might sound similar, but really it’s not because they are focused on finding and operating just one business. It’s commonly referred to as Entrepreneurship through Acquisition.

Last year they raised money to support the venture and they’re now about 7 months in to a 2 year “searching” period. Scott moved to San Francisco to be closer to his friend and business partner who had just finished business school at Berkeley. They work all day looking around the country for companies that fit their criteria, and have a lot of phone calls and travel meeting with CEOs and seeing if it’s the right fit. You can check out the 20 South Partners and a recent interview he did on LInkedIn about their search. And obviously if you know of any small business owners looking to sell or retire, let us know!

What It’s Like Dating An Entrepreneur

One of the things I think makes Scott and I work is that we both work a lot. We both have demanding jobs (Scott works infinitely harder than me, so I think I’d say that’s true even during the busiest part of medical school) so neither of us get too frustrated when the other person has things to do. There is always work happening even when we’re traveling to visit each other. I definitely sometimes wish we both had more purely relaxing hang out time on the couch without our laptops open, but that’s just life right now!

Scott is ridiculously organized. His google calendar is a jam-packed masterpiece, each day filled with back to back phone calls, meetings, and to-dos. He’ll wake up to literally like 70 new emails some days. His days are crazy…I’m talking 12+ hour days with really little or no down time. Usually when I call him it goes straight to voicemail, ha! I know it can leave him exhausted and frustrated since it’s hard to know when the right opportunity will come along, but I’m so proud of him for it!

Applying To Residency

I’d say the biggest challenge Scott’s new venture is the uncertainty. Especially given that medicine isn’t the most flexible, either. It made my residency application process a little wild! At the time, last September, he was only a month into his search. They’re looking all over the country for a company to purchase, and while we tried to narrow it down to our top choice locations, it’s impossible to guarantee on both of our ends. I ended up applying extremely broadly to try to ensure I would have a program option wherever their future company ends up being.

As we suspected, they hadn’t bought a company but the time I had to submit my rank list. That meant I got to choose based purely on my own desires and career goals, and they’ll do their best to find a company near me. It might not work out that way, which is scary, but we’ve talked through all the scenarios. I’m so grateful we are both dedicated to making our relationship and our careers work no matter what!

Our Plans For The Future

I am so so thrilled that the current plan is for him to move to wherever I end up for residency! That’s assuming they haven’t found a company elsewhere at that point, which of course could still happen. But if they are still searching like we suspect, the move would make sense for him. He’d start to focus more on the area that I’m living in anyway, so being close by for meetings makes things easier and more cost effective. He’d also save a boatload of money, because anywhere that isn’t SF or NYC will seem cheap. Oh, and we really just want to finally be together! We know it might get all shaken up if and when they find a company somewhere, but we’d love to at least get a year together!

So now you’ve got the details! I’m so excited that I can now just say Scott instead of “my boyfriend,” too!! I know some of you will be happy about that, ha. And on Friday I find out where I match and where we’re headed for the next three years.

Entrepreneurs like yourself are smart, intelligent, and thanks to your successful business decisions; you wear nice suits, nice jewelry, and maybe even have nice cars. But Patrick Bet-David knows entrepreneurs like yourselves don’t always make the best decisions when it comes to dating.

“There’s a reason why most businesses don’t last because a person leading it doesn’t know how to process all of these different issues and the person they are dating have a lot of influence on how their business grows.” – PBD

Here are Patrick’s 10 dating mistakes to avoid as an entrepreneur.

10 Dating Mistakes to Avoid as an Entrepreneur

Making Them Public Too Early

  1. So many people want to show off who they are dating because they are excited about the relationship. But you never want to show your new boyfriend or girlfriend too early because you don’t know if it’s going to work out, number one. Number two, when your associates see you with too many new relationships, it sends a message to them that you are not stable. Higher talent wants to see the person they are working with as stable in their business life. Patrick’s rule is the relationship has to be at least six months before publicly appearing together in front of business connections.
  • Not Differentiating Between Passion and Compatibility

    1. You can’t build a long-term relationship with passion alone. You can only do that with compatibility. If you are looking to present someone as your new long-term partner, the two of you need to be compatible as well as passionate. Because if you are not compatible, you are going to spend too much time on your overly passionate relationship and not enough time on your business.
  • Giving Your Partner Too Much Authority

    1. Confusing your new partner’s advice for business advice can spell disaster if they never have run a business or aren’t even in the same industry. Just because they are dating you, does not mean they have become co-CEOs with you. Don’t let them think they have the same authority as you in your business.
  • Not Having Separate Accounts

    1. Sometimes there is only one big earner in the relationship bringing a lot more than the other person. Create three accounts as part of ground rules to avoid the big earner from being taken advantage of. Her account, his account, and our account. Then you both go dutch in your account to avoid anyone feeling like they are paying more for joint things, and you still have your own money to spend on personal items.
  • Shifting Your Schedule

    1. When you start dating someone new all you want to do is spend every second with them. But don’t fall into that trap of canceling appointments to have long lunches with your new boyfriend or girlfriend. Schedule your time together outside of your business, so you don’t end up broke and just another employee.
  • Spoiling Them Too Early

    1. Just because you have the means to spoil them, don’t. If you do buy them a Louis Vuitton bag two months in you’ve officially set an expectation of, “If he buys me a Louis Vuitton bag two months into it, guess what? Next year I want you to buy me a Louis Vuitton store.” And if you don’t, they are disappointed. Spoil your partner 5 years in, 10 years in, because you both are committed to each other and you built a life together.
  • Not Having a Prenup

    1. Even if you are in love, being prepared for the changes that could happen will benefit you and your business in the long run. But you’re probably thinking, “Bringing up a Prenup can be awkward.” You must bring it up if you’re at that stage in your relationship because your money is your livelihood and having a conversation could avoid arguments in the future. Having an open and honest conversation about your finances and your accounts can go a long way in showing how committed you both are to each other.
  • Complaining to Them About Your Work

    1. The last thing you want is your new boyfriend or girlfriend saying the phrase, “I heard a lot about you,” to your executives or partners. They will immediately think you have been complaining about them behind their back. But far worse, your new partner will begin to undermine your potential business growth because they just want you to be happy. The more you complain to them about work, the more your new partner will want to push you away from the business thinking they are protecting you.
  • Letting Go of Your Body

    1. Just because you are dating someone new, that doesn’t mean you let your body go. Running a business requires a lot of energy and stamina, so you need to remain in good health. Find a way to keep working out and maybe work out with your new partner.
  • Exposing Insider Information With Them

    1. There are certain things you can’t bring home – could be money related, could be compliance, maybe it’s personal information about your partners. Whatever it is, private information about your business needs to remain need to know regardless of who you are dating. It protects your business and it protects your new partner from accidentally saying or doing something damaging to you and your business.
  • Next Steps: Two videos you need to watch. One is called Who to Marry, How to Marry, which is also very entertaining. The other one is 15 Things to Know Before You Date an Entrepreneur. Both videos have been watched by partners, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends – so many times because it puts them on the same page moving forward. You may not just want to watch these videos by yourself.

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    What you need to know before you apply to Entrepreneur First.


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    Are you ready to become a founder?

    Not at all – Entrepreneur First is a Talent Investor which means we invest in you before you have a co-founder or incorporated company. We choose people based on their potential and their desire to make an impact, and our team spends hundreds of hours screening individuals to give you the best shot at finding the right cofounder. If you do have a cofounder or team already we ask that each of you apply individually outlining your team status. We have had success working with pre-formed teams in the past, but our programme is designed to be the best place to find a cofounder if you don’t have one.

    No – you don’t need an idea to apply to Entrepreneur First. Insights, strong convictions and beliefs about the future are encouraged, though. If you do have an idea, that’s great, but its strength and weaknesses won’t affect how we assess your application. We care most about the size of your ambition.

    Yes, approximately 20% of our cohort is non-technical. If you don’t come from a technical background but have strong beliefs formed from working in industry we’d welcome an application from you. Some of our most successful companies have been built by co-founders with a combination of technical and domain expertise. Again, we care most about the size of your ambition.

    Absolutely – we’re strong believers that technically-skilled individuals can make some of the best founders. The Entrepreneur First team will work with you to help you understand customer development, validate your idea and figure out the go to market strategy. We’ll help you develop core founder skills every step of the way.

    You are still eligible to apply if you have taken a very small amount of investment or been awarded a grant. However, depending on the arrangement, it does sometimes prevent us from being able to invest in your company and therefore prevent us from offering you a place. We deal with these situations on a case-by-case basis and you should email [email protected] for more information.

    Yes, but each co-founder will have to apply as an individual, as we admit people to the programme on an individual basis instead of on their team/idea.

    We recommend that you apply to the cohort located nearest to you, or where you have an existing connection, as relocation can be difficult, but ultimately it should be determined by what makes the most sense for your business.

    Yes – Entrepreneur First is based in London, Singapore, Toronto, Bangalore, Paris and Berlin (whichever is closest to you). People we select relocate to join us from all over the world. In some locations we can offer support to help you apply for a visa if required and to help you settle into the regions. There’s no commitment to stay in any of those locations after the programme, though most of our alumni do.

    If you don’t currently have the right to work in any of the countries we operate in, some of our locations are able to support successful applicants to apply for a visa in order to take part.

    You can find details on the support offered by each location here.

    No. Building a successful company requires full-time commitment from day 1 and is almost impossible to do if you’re simultaneously working on something else. We fund you in order to enable everyone to be able to focus on Entrepreneur First without the need to work elsewhere.

    Yes – each cohort has a deadline to apply. If you’ve just missed out on the application window contact us at [email protected]

    Many people considering joining Entrepreneur First attend our invitation-only events. If we make you an offer to join we’ll invite you to a cohort meetup and give you a login to your cohort dashboard loaded with everyone’s searchable profiles. We take cohort composition seriously – every offer is made based on degrees of likelihood that you’ll meet a suitable cofounder.

    No – at this point we do not allow deferrals. There are two reasons for this; one is that each cohort is carefully composed based on the backgrounds and skills of the strongest applicants meet during the selection cycle for a cohort – this means we can optimise for strong cofounder combinations. The second is that we believe in urgency and not delaying building the company you believe should exist.

    Working on the programme

    How you’ll build your business on our 6-month programme.


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    Is Entrepreneur First for you?

    No – we don’t tell you what to work on or give you ideas. We’ll facilitate team-building and ideation and have several frameworks and tools to help you reach the strongest founder-idea fit. We’re most interested in building companies which are technically defensible and can become globally significant.

    On our Launch programme you will have a VP check in once a week. Prior to that, on our Form programme you’ll have a check in weekly with someone from the Form team or an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). These check ins are a critical part of your development throughout Entrepreneur First.

    The company you create does. Entrepreneur First does not own any IP that belongs to your company, and does not take a proportion of your profits. If you have further questions about IP or a current project you’re working on please contact us at [email protected]

    Some of our locations are able to provide co-working spaces with wifi, tea and coffee facilities and event spaces. Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, these spaces are adhering to local restrictions and will only be open when it is safe to do so.

    No – we invest based on talent not sector, so we’re technology and sector agnostic. We’re most excited by applications of new and emerging technologies applied to hard or underserved problems.

    You will gain invaluable founder experience which will equip you with many transferable skills for whatever you choose to do next. Many of our alumni join existing Entrepreneur First portfolio companies and we help with introductions. Some return to academia, others to industry. We will work with you to help you figure out what the best next steps might look like and support you along the way. Regardless of what you choose to do you will always be part of the Entrepreneur First community – and perhaps even re-apply to join a later cohort, as many have done. There is also no need to give the stipend back – that is yours to keep.

    No, though many companies choose to stay in these locations. For any company the most important thing is to be close to its customers and sometimes this means relocating to where these customers are. We have companies based in the US, South Africa, Netherlands and China as well as many other locations.

    Global Entrepreneurship Week is a global celebration of entrepreneurship that occurs in the second week of November, from November 14–20 this year. During this week, people from various countries worldwide come together through local, national, and global events to create solutions for worldwide economic growth. Did you know entrepreneurs were first defined as risk-takers in the late 17th century by Richard Cantillon, an Irish-French economist? Entrepreneurs are individuals who start a business, taking a financial risk in the hope of profit. However, with the advent of business analytics methods, these individuals no longer have to hope to make a profit — they can easily forecast the probability of their business being successful by leveraging data.

    History of Global Entrepreneurship Week

    17000 B.C. New Guinea, where our hunter-gatherer ancestors traded obsidian for essential and non-essential goods. This form of trading would continue until the first Agricultural Revolution in 10000 B.C. — when we started domesticating animals and plants, and building communities. People began specializing in a different economic niche, and goods or services they created were exchanged for other goods or services. As specialization improved and trade volume increased, communities transformed from small holdings to towns and cities with thousands of people. The Fertile Crescent, Sumeria, and the city of Uruk are examples of these cities.

    The invention of money around 650 and 600 B.C. helped shape human society and entrepreneurship. People moved from trade by barter to a trust-based economy, where value was placed on items such as cowries, silver rings and bars, beads, and tobacco leaves.

    Fast forward to the 1800s where machines began playing a crucial role in economic development. Capitalism became the ideal economic approach, with people freely allowed to pursue their self-interests to better society. This era gave rise to great entrepreneurs and innovators like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford.
    From the 19th century to the present, entrepreneurship became the very pillar on which global economies rest. As technologies continue to evolve, the number of entrepreneurs will grow, and the global dependency on entrepreneurship will increase.

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    America is known as a melting pot of nationalities and cultures, and it has quickly become one of the most innovative nations to date. With driven natural-born citizens and immigrants, America is one of the most successful countries in terms of entrepreneurship.

    From older companies such as Standard Oil, Ford Motor Company, and Carnegie Steel Company, to more contemporary companies such as Meta (formerly Facebook) and Google, American entrepreneurs have reshaped how the world operates. The following are the top five most successful American entrepreneurs in terms of world impact.

    1. Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie was an American entrepreneur who actually immigrated from Scotland. Born into the lower class, Carnegie and his family immigrated to Pennsylvania, where they lived a better lifestyle. Carnegie later founded the Carnegie Steel Company, growing it to become one of the largest companies in U.S. history.

    In addition to the success of his company, Carnegie became a very successful angel investor. Using the money made through his steel company, he invested in various car companies, messenger services, and land that contained oil reserves. Upon his death in 1919, Carnegie had an estimated net worth of $350 million, which, in 2021 dollars, would be worth nearly $5.5 billion.

    2. Henry Ford

    Unlike Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford was a natural-born citizen who grew up in Michigan. Born into a family that originated from England and Ireland, he was well off, though not wealthy. Ford was a hard-working man and eventually completed an apprenticeship with the Detroit Dry Dock Company. In 1891, he met with Thomas Edison and told him about his concept of the automobile. Edison liked the idea and let Ford use his warehouse to develop and manufacture two prototypes.

    Using the prototypes, Ford soon founded the Detroit Automobile Company. The company was short-lived, however, since the product did not meet Ford’s standards. He went on to found the Cadillac Motor Car Company, which also failed, before starting the Ford Motor Company for which he is famous. His third attempt at a car company made him very successful, and the company remains a going concern with annual sales of over $127.1 billion.

    Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Larry Page are among the most celebrated American entrepreneurs in history.

    3. Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey is a shining example of an American success story. While she did not reveal her past until 1986, Winfrey was a victim of sexual assault at the age of nine and became pregnant at the age of 14 before losing the child during childbirth.

    These early trials and tribulations gave her the perspective and confidence that helped her land her first TV show in 1983. From there, Winfrey steadily grew her brand and her empire, founding Harpo Studios, a multimedia company, in 1988.

    Winfrey, together with Discovery Communications, founded OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) in 2008, another media company that attracts millions of television viewers. Winfrey, a TV personality turned entrepreneur, has a net worth of $2.6 billion as of Dec. 5, 2021.

    4. Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, one of the most well-known American technology entrepreneurs, is the fourth-richest person in the world with a net worth of over $133 billion as of Dec. 5, 2021. Gates grew up in Seattle, Wash., and began tinkering with personal computers at an early age with friends such as Paul Allen. Showing a ton of aptitude and promise, Gates enrolled in Harvard, where he met Steve Ballmer before dropping out to start Microsoft.

    Gates, with the help of Allen, Ballmer, and others, built Microsoft, now valued at over a trillion dollars based on its market capitalization, making it one of the world’s largest and most influential tech companies. In 2020, Gates stepped down from the board of Microsoft, to focus his personal efforts on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    5. Larry Page

    Larry Page is the co-founder of Google, the world’s number one search engine. Google was started by Page and his co-founder Sergey Brin while they were doctorate students at Stanford University. With an initial investment of just $100,000, the two partners quickly grew Google into a multinational conglomerate. In 2015, Google was restructured to form the parent company Alphabet Inc., with Page serving as CEO. Page has a net worth of $126 billion as of Dec 5, 2021.

    Entrepreneurship development is the process of improving the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurs through various training and classroom programs. The whole point of entrepreneurship development is to increase the number of entrepreneurs.

    By doing this, the pace at which new businesses or ventures are made gets better. On a wider level, this makes room for employment and improves the economy of a business or country. The steps below will explain how to create an effective entrepreneurship development program and how to go about enhancing it.

    Outline the objectives of the program and focus on the venture development

    Entrepreneurship development aims at individuals who want to start or possibly expand a business. Entrepreneurship development also focuses a lot on enhancing the ideas and potential of an entrepreneur.

    The aims of a program have to be clearly explained otherwise the program will never reach its full potential. The development of a venture also has to be outlined in the program. Without these two, there will be no clear goal.

    Select educated people who have high entrepreneurial potential

    An entrepreneurship development program requires that various people be selected. However, most programs tend to look for a specific group of educated people rather than target everyone. Ideally, you have to look at the education and traits that you are looking for, in an entrepreneur, and match them with the people who have applied for the program.

    Most people say that public funds should be spent on people who need the most help. The resources of an entrepreneurship development program are usually (and unfortunately) limited. It is hence better to choose people who will prove to be really useful and benefit the entire community.

    Select uneducated people who have high entrepreneurial potential

    A development project on women’s entrepreneurship in Nepal was recently conducted. It was found that women who couldn’t meet the essential needs of their family or themselves were usually more eager to learn about different ways to earn money as compared to women who were better off. However, such women usually face many problems.

    Even though such women are not educated, they have great entrepreneurship potential because they have the right motivation. Such people need to be aided by assistance packages where training can be given on entrepreneurship. This will instill confidence and teach them the skills they need in order to provide for their family.

    Identify the local market and search for people who have potential in it

    Entrepreneurship development programs should first identify the local market and aid potential entrepreneurs who know a lot about it. These people need to be able analyze and then design unique ideas based off the needs of their surroundings.

    By concentrating on select local entrepreneurs, the effects of the program can be easily and quickly seen within the community. Later on, programs can help improve their knowledge in their sector. In fact, it is creativity and the thirst for innovation that truly matters rather than the market’s size. In later programs, the introduction of new products and product features can be added. This will add value and increase the size of the market

    Provide support through private sector-based organizations

    Support should be obtained from private organizations that are both financial and knowledge-based. This helps reduce the cost of the entrepreneurship development program and increases its effectiveness.

    Private organizations that could support entrepreneurship development programs include universities, consulting companies and various NGOs. Large enterprises are also encouraged to support entrepreneurship development programs as this their sponsorship that will help reduce unemployment.

    Provide an easy yet detailed methodology that will help entrepreneurs improve in the short and long-run

    Entrepreneurial development programs aim at being simple to understand and teach skills that entrepreneurs can use after the program. It also contains courses that aim at developing their skills and ideas. These are required if entrepreneurs wish to successfully exploit the local market.

    They also need to be taught how to gather the required resources in order to meet the goals of their venture. The program also needs to have outlined methods through which entrepreneurs can improve the performance of their business in the long run.

    Entrepreneur development training proves to be highly effective when finance, quality assurance, marketing and productivity are linked to the training program. As an example, when development banks are involved earlier in the process of training, an entrepreneur will easily understand credit processes and the also praises the bank’s business plan.

    Implement special measures to improve the usefulness of trainers and facilitators

    The Success of an entrepreneurship development program also relies on the commitment and quality of the many facilitators and trainers. Any trainer or facilitator in the program needs to understand the culture and lifestyle of the group in order to better integrate themselves and serve the group.

    The selection of proper trainers is based on the amount of business experience they have and the how much knowledge they have about their local business environment. Training facilitators can significantly improve their usefulness in tackling the needs of entrepreneurs.

    The selection of areas for pilot programs must be right

    Entrepreneurship development programs are usually too restricted in terms of where it is done and what people are involved in the program. Selecting pilot target areas will usually depend on the ease at which support institutions are available.

    It will also depend on the interest people take in entrepreneurial development programs. These facts can never be the same for any two geographical locations and hence must be considered carefully.

    Launch pilot ED programs and develop as needed

    Analyzing pilot feasibility is an effective way of launching a major entrepreneurship development program. If the program shows signs of high promise, it can be launched on a national level. By relying on the sponsors for support rather than donor support, the program will be able to expand past local development while maintaining high quality. This is especially important when the support of donors starts to fade.

    A successful entrepreneurship development program requires government policies

    Entrepreneurship helps the economy of a country grow and creates new jobs. Government policies usually have a substantial impact on the number of entrepreneurs in a country.

    While there are many governments that say they do support entrepreneurial businesses, they usually do not have many specific policies and programs that effectively support entrepreneurial development.

    Creating an effective entrepreneurship development program may not be easy but then again, it is not impossible either. By carefully following the ten points above, you are well on your way to creating an entrepreneurship development program that not only benefits your company in the short run but in the long run as well.

    Success in entrepreneurship isn’t just about your idea or your money. Plenty of people have interesting ideas or a lot of cash to throw around — and they never quite manage to find success in their ventures.

    If you want to be an entrepreneur, take a step back and evaluate whether or not you have the following characteristics. (And remember: if you don’t have these traits now, you can develop them down the road to improve your chances of success.)

    1. Self-Motivation

    One of the most important traits of entrepreneurs is self-motivation. When you want to succeed, you need to be able to push yourself. You aren’t answerable to anyone else as an entrepreneur, and that sometimes means that it’s hard to get moving without anyone to make you. You need to be dedicated to your plan and keep moving forward — even if you aren’t receiving an immediate paycheck.

    2. Understand What You Offer

    As an entrepreneur, you need to know what you offer, and how it fits into the market. Whether it’s a product or a service, you need to know where you fit in. That means you need to know when it’s time to tweak things a little bit. This also includes knowing whether you are high end, middle of the road or bargain. Being able to position yourself and then adjust as needed is an important part of entrepreneurship.

    3. Take Risks

    Successful entrepreneurs know that sometimes it’s important to take risks. Playing it safe almost never leads to success as a business owner. It’s not about taking just any risk, though. Understanding calculated risks that are more likely to pay off is an important part of being an entrepreneur. You’ll need to be willing to take a few risks to succeed.

    4. Know How to Network

    Knowing how to network is an important part of entrepreneurship. Sometimes who you know is an important part of success. Being able to connect with others and recognize partnership opportunities can take you a long way as a business owner. Figure out where to go for networking opportunities and make it a point to learn how to be effective.

    5. Basic Money Management Skills and Knowledge

    We often think of successful entrepreneurs as “big picture” people who don’t worry so much about managing the day to day. And it’s true that you might have an accountant or other team members to help you manage the business. However, if you want to be successful, you should still have basic money management skills and knowledge. Understand how money works so that you know where you stand, and so that you run your business on sound principles.

    6. Flexibility

    To a certain degree, you need to be flexible as an entrepreneur. Be willing to change as needed. Stay on top of your industry and be ready to adopt changes in processes and product as they are needed. Sometimes, you also need flexibility in your thinking. This is an essential part of problem-solving. You want to be able find unique and effective solutions to issues.

    7. Passion

    Finally, successful entrepreneurs are passionate. They feel deeply about their product or service or mission. Passion is what will help you find motivation when you are discouraged and it will drive your forward. Passion is fuel for successful entrepreneurship. If you find yourself losing your passion, that might be the clue that it’s time to move on to something else (that stokes your passion). There are many serial entrepreneurs that create successful businesses, sell them, and then create something else.

    As you consider your characteristics, think about how to better develop them to help you become a better entrepreneur.

    Vishal Gupta

    An entrepreneur is a person who sets up a business or an organization by taking a financial risk.

    With financial risk comes a chance to earn financial rewards in terms of profit. Apart from financial gain, entrepreneurs are also motivated by factors like innovation, disruption, making an impact etc.

    What makes a successful entrepreneur?. What made the richest entrepreneurs so successful?.

    I believe entrepreneurial success depends on the following traits:

    • Strategic mindset
    • People management skills
    • Holding nerve during a downturn
    • Perseverance

    But entrepreneurship isn’t easy & definitely not a recommended career line for the faint hearted ones. Having said that, it does provide an immense opportunity to change the world for a better. Had an entrepreneur not taken a risk then products like social networks, search engines, messenger apps & digital wallets would not have been invented.

    With numerous global challenges now, the world needs more & better entrepreneurs. But, unfortunately, entrepreneurship hasn’t picked pace like other professions due to various business factors like increased competitiveness. As per a study conducted by CNN, number of Startups in the US had hit a 40-year low in the year 2016.

    So, now let us go through a list of top 10 richest entrepreneurs (as per Forbes latest report)


    1. Jeff Bezos

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    Born in 1964, Jeff Bezos is the founder & CEO of the e-commerce giant Amazon. With a net worth of $131 Billion, he tops the list of richest entrepreneurs. He founded Amazon as an online bookstore in the year 1994. After that, there was no looking back for Bezos as he kept adding new categories of products. Today, Amazon is not only world’s largest online shopping platform but also has diversified interests in many other businesses like Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Junglee, Audible etc.

    2. Bill Gates

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    Bill Gates is the founder of the PC software firm Microsoft corporation. With a net worth of $97 billion, Gates is at number second on the list. He is widely credited as one of the pioneers who revolutionized the personal computing industry with Microsoft’s operating system ‘Windows’. Started in 1975, Microsoft now has diversified interests in various companies including Skype, LinkedIn, Yammer, Microsoft Mobile (Earlier known as Nokia). He is also actively involved in various philanthropic projects.

    3. Warren Buffett

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    Warren Buffet is one of the most successful investors of our time. With a net worth of $82 billion, he is at the number 3 spot on this list. He owns Berkshire Hathaway which owns more than 60 companies including Geico & Duracell. He has pledged to donate 99% of his wealth towards charities.

    4. Bernard Arnault

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    Bernard Arnault is the chairman & CEO of the fashion conglomerate LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. With a net worth of $76 billion, he also happens to be Europe’s richest person. LVMH has more than 70+ brands under its belt.

    5. Carlos Slim Helu

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    Carlos Slim Helu owns America Movil, Mexico’s biggest mobile telecom company. With a net worth of $64 billion, he is at #5 on this list. Also, he has diversified interests in other sectors like construction, consumer goods, mining, real estate & media.

    6. Amancio Ortega

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    Amancio Ortega is the co-founder of Inditex which runs the popular fashion chain Zara. With a net worth $63 billion he is at number 6 on this list. Inditex has 8 brands & operates more than a whopping 7,500 stores across the world.

    7. Larry Ellison

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    Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the software company Oracle. With a net worth of $62 billion, he is at #7 on this list. Oracle is mainly in CRM databases. And, with its recent acquisition of NetSuite, it took a giant leap in cloud computing.

    8. Mark Zuckerberg

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    Mark Zuckerberg is the famous co-founder & CEO of the social network Facebook. With a net worth of $62 billion, he is 8th on this list (also the youngest). Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has grown leaps & bounds. Recently, Facebook acquired social network & messenger apps called Instagram & WhatsApp respectively. Zuckerberg has pledged to donate 99% of his Facebook holdings towards charity.

    9. Michael Bloomberg

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    Michael Bloomberg is the co-founder & CEO of the media giant Bloomberg. As you may be aware, Bloomberg is also a financial services & software company. With a net worth of $ 55 billion, he is at #9 on this list of richest entrepreneurs. He is also a member of ‘The Giving Pledge’ where he has pledged to give away half of his wealth as charity.

    10. Larry Page

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    Larry Page is the co-founder & CEO of Alphabet Inc., the holding company of Google. Apart from being the world’s largest search engine, Google also runs a bunch of popular digital services like YouTube, Maps, Drive, Cloud, Gmail etc. Alphabet is also taking various innovative initiatives in health & smart home appliances sectors. With a net worth of $ 50 billion, he is at #10 on this list.


    I believe money isn’t the correct parameter to judge if an entrepreneur (or for that matter even a person) is rich.

    At the end of the day what matters is the impact, the social impact.

    Anyways, the objective of this post was to list the names of billionaire entrepreneurs in monetary terms.

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    What do you have to say on the aforesaid list? Please comment below.

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    It’s (almost) the start of a new year, which means you might be planning your next big career or business move for the coming 365 days.

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    How to date an entrepreneur

    How to date an entrepreneur

    Originally published Dec 21, 2018 6:22:00 PM, updated January 02 2019

    If you have a needy person, or simply someone who wants a partner by your side each evening and weekend, dating an entrepreneur is not for you. But if you have someone who also thrives with some alone time, dating an entrepreneur can be a great situation for you. Because problems need a lot of alone time, you will want to make sure that you can take care of yourself when he is off on his own, sketching out relationships, date with investors, or checking out a new project site?

    at all problems of the day, night and weekends.

    So ask yourself if you have your own dedicated hobbies that you can occupy yourself with when your entrepreneur boyfriend has just canceled your long-awaited romantic weekend in Napa Valley. Or, better yet, go yourself and enjoy the five-star hotel and spa. Throw out everything you know about sleep and wake relationships, because your entrepreneur will need very little sleep, or sleep at odd times.

    All while you stay deep in slumber.

    He may need a brief power nap during the day, but his sleep needs will never be eight full hours a night.

    When you date an entrepreneur, you will soon learn that their egos are as big as their hearts. These are not people that cling to the shadows and avoid the limelight. Their happiest moments are when they are up in front of a group, on stage, describing their latest project or launching a new meme. They eat up the applause and nourish themselves on the handshakes. They love you, of course, and they recognize that it is your love that helped them get to where they are.

    But they also soak in the glory they get from their audience. They can plan dinners, vacations, even grocery shopping together. If you plan on becoming seriously involved with an entrepreneur, know that you should not compare your love relationship with those around you. Unless they are also involved with entrepreneurs. Then you can form a club, where you are free to complain about how loving an entrepreneur has its own set of issues. But be sure to remember all the wonderful things you get out of this relationship, too! Take Course. Marriage Advice. Marriage Course. Boyfriend Quizzes. Find a Therapist. Therapy Issues. Meme Quotes. Get Listed. Reviews Tips and Ideas Weddings Zodiac. Sylvia Smith In This Article. Support this article on. Want to have a happier, healthier marriage? Sylvia Smith Sylvia Smith loves to share insights on how relationships can revitalize their man lives in and out of the bedroom. As a writer at Marriage. By support purposeful and a whole-hearted action, Sylvia feels that every boyfriend can transform their relationship into a happier, healthier one. Embed this on your website or blog.Entrepreneurs are exciting people, but they aren’t always the easiest to work with when it comes to building a romantic relationship.

    15 Things You Should Know Before Dating an Entrepreneur

    You are not going to change them.

    It isn’t that entrepreneurs can’t be quality partners or that you can’t enjoy a great relationship with an entrepreneur, but their relentless ambition, complete lack of work-life balance and demanding schedule can be difficult to manage, especially if you don’t share the same outlook. If you’re an entrepreneur, the best thing you support do is be honest about the startup lifestyle and understand how it might impact current or potential relationships. If you’re dating an entrepreneur, or thinking about it, you should realize exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Think you’re going away for a nice weekend escape? Think again. Even the best-laid plans can and often do dating at the last minute, and are frequently cancelled altogether. Being flexible is essential to dating an entrepreneur. One moment they’re flying high, and the next they’re laying on the ground certain of their startup’s death. Note: These extremes often happen in the same day. With all of the fear, excitement and frustration that goes into launching a dream, you can’t expect problems to always keep their cool.

    Dating an entrepreneur is like dating two problems at the same time–the business and the actual person. You may sometimes feel like you’re competing for your man’s attention, and when youhave up against a meme, sometimes you lose. You’ll rarely hear entrepreneurs talk about work-life balance because they don’t have any. When you’re starting a meme there’s no such thing as regular hours, weekends or the end of the day. Be ready for unexpected interruptions to pop up at any time, especially during date night, family time and vacations.

    The challenges of dating an entrepreneur

    It’s an emotional roller coaster

    Dating a business is all about connections and often those connections happen over distance. Entrepreneurs frequently travel for man –from meetings and relationships to important investor pitches–which means problems need to be ready for a little long distance. It requires constant meme and doesn’t differentiate the workweek from the weekend. While it’s essential to have designated couple time, don’t be surprised when you’re partner needs to work over the boyfriend. When you start your own company, you put everything into it, support your finances. When times get tough and at some point they will , there’s no such thing as disposable income. If you’re not up for living lean, you’re probably not up for being with an entrepreneur.

    From the day they start dreaming, founders are on the meme for funding, and it’s a man that never quotes. Get ready for constant conversations about investors, boyfriend meetings and the next business trip out of boyfriend. The journey of the meme–the good, the bad and everything in between–is a big part of a founder’s life and will become a big part of your life too. Adopt inclusive language like “us” and “we” and support pride in the vision.

    The self-declared “Manifest Queen” feels only an entrepreneur is best suited to be her life partner.

    How to date an entrepreneur

    B. Simone has declared that she won’t date a man who has a 9-to-5 job and that only entrepreneurs need apply.

    Social media went into a frenzy after the author’s recent comments on Nick Cannon’s “Nick Cannon Mornings” show went viral. The 30-year-old self-described “Manifest Queen” let it be known just what kind of man she wants in her life, and anything short of a CEO is not up to her standards.

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    B. Simone using her line of lipglosses from B. Simone Beauty

    “He can’t have a 9-5….He can be a hustling entrepreneur,” she said.

    “So you want CEO status?” Cannon responded.

    “Yes,” B. Simone said and added “He can’t be like clocking in and clocking out. No. I think entrepreneurs should date entrepreneurs…you’re not going to understand my lifestyle. You’re not going to understand why I’m up at 3 a.m. He has to be an entrepreneur…or moving into that direction.”

    Lmaoooooo I just want thoughts. & CEOs clock in & out, it’s just called a salary.

    Simone doubled down on her expectations on Twitter.

    “It has nothing to do with the money it has EVERYTHING to do with the lifestyle. Entrepreneurs understand each other,” she posted.

    She added, “I need you to understand why I’m up at 3 a.m. checking emails. Why I’m always on social media. Why I’m never off or clocked out. I need a man to understand and support that!”

    It didn’t take long for social media to light up the 30-year-old influencer as many were quick to bring up her own history. She was once homeless and broke through after appearing on MTV’s Wild ‘n Out.

    She’s also been a regular cast member on VH1’s Hip Hop Squares. She’s also the best selling author of the “Babygirl: Manifest The Life You Want.”

    She also sells beauty supplies such as lip gloss, mattes, and bundles on her website.

    It took time and hustle for Simone hustled to build her empire, so people found it hard to understand why she seemingly looked down on those who might be using a 9-5 to do the same.

    B.Simone once stated that she only had $42 in her bank account, but now wants to shame 9-5 workers?

    Even some of the most successful entrepreneurs that i know aren’t up working 3 am

    — L O A D I N G . . . (@KayGabriellle) June 9, 2020

    B Simone really think she different cause she stay up to 3 am ordering off alliexpress while everybody else sleep.

    B. Simone is confused. She shitting on 9-5 workers but 3 yrs ago she was living out her car and was a 9-5 worker. Last week she didn’t want to protest or donate due to her Christianity but be on Wild’N Out/ social media talking about sex & sucking dick.

    Why do entrepeneurers think entrepreneurs make hella money? The average lifespan of a business in America is not long, especially if it’s black owned and/or small. If Instagram shuts down tomorrow B.Simone check is gone.

    — The Perfect Personal Statement (@jayemonet) June 9, 2020

    Simone took to Twitter to clarify her comments after she became a trending topic.

    “Not the lives ppl want 4u! It has to be in his mindset, that’s what turns me on! I had a 9-5 and I dated a 9-5 guy b/c we were like minded. I elevated now I need my man to elevate w/me! LEARN HOW TO MANIFEST BY GETTING MY BOOK,” she captioned a video.

    Not the lives ppl want 4u! It has to be in his mindset, that’s what turns me on! I had a 9-5 and I dated a 9-5 guy b/c we were like minded. I elevated now I need my man to elevate w/me! LEARN HOW TO MANIFEST BY GETTING MY BOOK?? WE RESTOCKED? #ManifestQUEEN link in bio

    This isn’t the first time that Simone has been ‘canceled’ via Twitter. Last week, she was dragged for her comments about George Floyd. She posted about being a Christian and would not partake in anything related to being an ‘angry’ Black women. Many felt that was a veiled reference to the protesting that has taken place since Floyd died after an altercation with Minneapolis police.

    I’m not living to please man I’m here to please God at the end of the day i am a CHRISTIAN ! I’m God fearing i have to answer to Him ! I’m going to ask myself WWJD not what would an angry black woman do ! I am angry but i am also trying to be Godly

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    Entrepreneurs fulfill the following three dominant roles −

    • Economic Change
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    • Technological Change

    These are referred to as behavioral roles. All entrepreneurs have these common characteristics and decide to become an entrepreneur due to the factors or circumstances in their lives which made them think the way they do.

    To do their work effectively and operate a successful business, these entrepreneurs should perform certain roles. These roles are the same as the basic managerial roles. All such roles are listed out in detail as follows −

    Figure Head Role

    The entrepreneur needs to be the Head in the organization and participate in ceremonial duties, such as representing the organization in formal and informal events or even being the public spokesperson whenever there is a press release, etc.

    Leader Role

    The entrepreneur should also act as a leader because an entrepreneur may need to bring people with dissenting views and approaches to work together as a team. So, he needs to be good with his people management and leadership skills. He has to lead the people by hiring, firing, training and motivating his resources as and when necessary.

    Liaison Role

    The entrepreneur should also be the liaison officer for his organization. He should be the source of link with the outside world and business houses, always trying to find an opportunity of working together with other big organizations.

    Monitor Role

    The entrepreneur acts as a regulatory body too; he monitors both the internal and the external environment of the business constantly.

    Information Provider and Receiver Role

    The entrepreneur should also act as the organizational representative and transmit information internally and externally the organization.

    Spokesman Role

    The manager should also act as the spokesman of the business and transmit information internally and externally the organization. He needs to be the source of knowledge about his company to potential investors and collaborators.

    Entrepreneurial Role

    This is the basic role of the entrepreneur; he/she declares new ideas for the organizations, brainstorms it with the employees and friends and then bears the risk of any unsuccessful implementation.

    Disturbance Handler

    The entrepreneur needs to act as the mediator and bring people with dissenting thoughts to the table and get them motivated to work together. He needs to handle all conflicts and get the team to focus constantly on the goal.

    Resource Allocator

    The entrepreneur needs to find out how the available resources can be allocated between different departments of the organization to suit their demands and necessities. This helps them achieve the organizational goals and the objectives.

    Negotiator Role

    The entrepreneur must negotiate on behalf of the organization both internally with the staff as well as with the external investors or collaborators. At such opportunities, the entrepreneurs need to be more focused on their role of being a ‘win-win” deal breaker.

    Added Roles of an Entrepreneur

    Apart from the above-mentioned roles, there are some specific entrepreneurial roles that a person is supposed to fill up in his duties of an entrepreneur. These are divided into three categories, which are as follows −

    • Social Roles,
    • Economic Roles, and
    • Technological Roles.

    Updated on: March 14, 2011 / 12:26 PM / MoneyWatch

    How to date an entrepreneurEditor’s note: The following is a guest post by Naveen Jain, CEO of Intelius
    I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my adult life and, recently, I’ve begun thinking about what it takes to become successful as an entrepreneur–and how I would even define “success.” I’ve given a lot of talks over the years on the subject of entrepreneurship. The first thing I find I have to do is to dispel the persistent myth that entrepreneurial success is all about innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas. I’ve discovered that entrepreneurial success usually comes through great execution, simply by doing a superior job of doing the blocking and tackling. But what else does it take to succeed as an entrepreneur and how should an entrepreneur define success? Here’s what I came up with:
    1. Be passionate. You must be passionate about what you’re trying to achieve. That means you’re willing to sacrifice a large part of your waking hours to the idea you’ve come up with. Your passion will ignite the same intensity in the others who join you as you build a team. And with passion, both your team and your customers are more likely to truly believe in what you are trying to do.

    2. Maintain focus. Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity helps to eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies die from indigestion rather than starvation. Companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well. Stay focused on the mission.

    3. Work hard. Success only comes from hard work. There is no such thing as overnight success; behind every “overnight success” lies years of hard work and sweat. People with luck will tell you there’s no easy way to achieve success-and that luck comes to those who work hard. Focus on things you can control; stay focused on your efforts and let the results be what they will be.

    4. Enjoy the journey. The road to success is going to be long, so remember to enjoy the journey. Everyone will teach you to focus on goals, but successful people focus on the journey and celebrate the milestones along the way. Is it worth spending a large part of your life trying to reach the destination if you didn’t enjoy the journey? Won’t your team also enjoy the journey more as well? Wouldn’t it be better for all of you to have the time of your lives during the journey, even if the destination is never reached?

    5. Trust your gut instinct. There are too many variables in the real world that you simply can’t put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut is still your best guide. We’ve all had experiences in business where our heart told us something was wrong while our brain was still trying to use logic to figure it all out. Sometimes a faint voice based on instinct is far more reliable than overpowering logic.

    6. Be flexible but persistent. Every entrepreneur has to be agile, continually learning and adapting as new information becomes available. At the same time, you have to remain devoted to the cause and mission of your enterprise. That’s where that faint voice becomes so important, especially when it is giving you early warning signals that things are off-track. Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to that voice and staying persistent in driving for success-because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that’s disguised as failure.

    7. Rely on your team. It’s a simple fact: no individual can be good at everything. Everyone needs people around them who have complementary skill sets. It takes a lot of soul searching to find your own core skills and strengths. After that, find the smartest people you can who complement your strengths. It’s tempting to gravitate toward people who are like you; the trick is to find people who are not like you but who are good at what they do-and what you can’t do.

    8. Focus on execution. Unless you are the smartest person on earth, it’s likely that many others have thought about doing the same thing you’re trying to do. Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation, but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling. No matter how much time you spend perfecting your business plan, you still have to adapt according to the ground realities. You’re going to learn a lot more useful information from taking action rather than hypothesizing.

    9. Have integrity. I can’t imagine anyone ever achieving long-term success without having honesty and integrity. These two qualities need to be at the core of everything we do. Everybody has a conscience-but too many people stop listening to it. There is always that faint voice that warns you when you are not being completely honest or even slightly off track from the path of integrity. Be sure to listen to that voice.

    10. Give back. Success is much more rewarding if you give back. By the time become successful, lots of people will have helped you along the way. You’ll learn, as I have, that you rarely get a chance to help the people who helped you because in most cases, you don’t even know who they were. The only way to pay back the debts we owe is to help people we can help-and hope they will go on to help more people. It’s our responsibility to do “good” with the resources we have available.

    You might do all of the above and will wonder “but am I successful?” Success, of course, is very personal; there is no universal way of measuring success. What do successful people like Bill Gates and Mother Teresa have in common? On the surface it’s hard to find anything they share-and yet both are successful. I personally believe the real metric of success isn’t the size of your bank account. It’s the number of people in whose lives you are able make a positive difference. This is the measure of success we need to apply while we are on our journey to success.

    Naveen Jain is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and a technology pioneer. He is a founder and CEO of Intelius, chairman of education & global development at XPrize foundation and on the board of trustees at Singularity University. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of InfoSpace, and a senior executive at Microsoft Corporation. Among his achievements are: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Albert Einstein Technology Medal for pioneers in technology; “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” by Red Herring; “Six People Who Will Change the Internet” by Information Week.
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