Are You Really An Entrepreneur? Judge Yourself By Experts Definitions

Most people would agree that an entrepreneur is a person who has started his or her own business. But, that basic definition barely scratches the surface. It does little to capture the true essence of what it means to be a risk-taker, innovator, and individual willing to carve his or her own path in the sand of history.

For you to be able to define or describe yourself as an entrepreneur, you must be qualified as a person who posses the qualities describe in the definitions of this experts:

Clay Clark, CEO Of Thrive15
"An Entrepreneur is someone who seeks to profitably solve a problem in exchange for monetary compensation. It doesn't mean you won't work for a boss ever again. The most successful entrepreneurs spend time studying others success - what their process and daily methods, and how to apply those principles to his/her own businesses."

Bottom Line: Have you been told that as an entrepreneur you do not need to work for anyone? erase that thought today. 

Rosie Pope, Founder of Rosie Pope Maternity
"To me, entrepreneurship is creating something, nurturing and leading it. It is a labor of love, guts, and hard work. There is more to it, and you will grow more than you could ever imagine. But it is not easy, and the road can be windy!"

Bottom Line: An Entrepreneur cannot afford to get frustrated when the times look rough. Persistence is key to success.
Jennie Ripps, CEO of Owl's Brew
"Entrepreneurship is all about embracing challenges. When you're building something from the ground up, you need to get into the weeds and problem solve. All the weed whacking often allows you to better hone in on a better big-picture strategy  - why did this happen? How do I solve it? How do smarter people than me solve it? With a young company, when you experience a new challenge, it's usually a growing pain. So while it can be difficult to get through, it's for the best possible reason - your company is getting bigger!"

Bottom Line: Do not look at the problem alone, see the reward behind every difficulty you come across. For every tunnel, there is a light waiting at the other side.

MJ Pedone, Founder, And CEO Of India Public Relation
"To me, entrepreneurship means being able to take action and having the courage to commit and persevere through all the challenges and failures. It is a struggle that an entrepreneur is willing to battle. It is using past experiences and intelligence to make smart decisions. Entrepreneurs are able to transform their vision into a business. I believe this process is at the core of any true entrepreneur.

Bottom Line: As an entrepreneur, you need to be a man of your own word, a man with a clear vision of what you want to do and an ability to endure the process.
VIP Sandhir, Founder, And CEO Of Highground
Being a successful entrepreneur requires a great deal of resourcefulness because as an entrepreneur, you often run into dead ends throughout the course of your career. You need to be able to bounce back from losses if you want to be successful. Know that there will be much more disappointment than progress when you first start off and you need to have a short memory in order to put the past behind you quickly. It's imperative to stay optimistic when bad things happen.

Bottom Line: As an entrepreneur, you must learn how to bounce back not to bounce out when the going gets though.

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