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How to Know if Entrepreneurship is for You | Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings

Joe Kelly of OTC Global Holdings on how to know if entrepreneurship is right for you.

By Joe Kelly OTC Global HoldingsPublished 9 months ago 3 min read

Becoming an entrepreneur is a life-changing decision that can lead to financial freedom and long-term stability. However, it isn't for everyone. To determine whether or not they should pursue the path of entrepreneurship, ambitious individuals should first consider whether or not they have the necessary qualities to be successful in the world of business. This means taking a serious look at their skills, personality, and current financial situation. With this in mind, here are the top five ways a person can determine whether or not entrepreneurship is for them.

Financially Stable

This may seem odd given that entrepreneurship is frequently seen as a means to improve one's financial situation, and it is, but becoming an entrepreneur without financial stability can lead to disaster. Even in the best of circumstances, becoming an entrepreneur is risky. Anyone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur should never back themselves into a corner by starting their business while financially unstable.

Unsatisfied with Current Job/Career

Becoming an entrepreneur isn't only about making more money. Many people become entrepreneurs to pursue their passion in life. If a person is unsatisfied with their current job/career, finding a way to monetize their passion as an entrepreneur may be a good alternative.

Expertise and Skills

Unfortunately, being passionate about something isn't enough to turn it into a business. To create and run a business, one must possess the necessary knowledge and skills. People who have expert knowledge in a certain area, or are highly skilled at a particular job, will have an easier time building a business from this foundation than someone who doesn't.

Intelligent Risk Taker

An entrepreneur isn't afraid to take risks. However, they also make sure that these risks are intelligent and well-thought-out. Reckless individuals make poor entrepreneurs, but intelligent risk-takers are well suited to the uncertainty that involves starting and running a business.

Being Flexible and Open-Minded

One of the most underappreciated and often overlooked qualities of an entrepreneur is the ability to be flexible and willing to learn. Plans don't always work out, and course correction is a common thing in the world of business. Learning from one's mistakes is quite possibly the most essential quality of any entrepreneur since success is rarely achieved on the first try. If a person does not possess this quality, then entrepreneurship is probably not for them.


About Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is the president and Co-CEO of OTC Global Holdings, the largest Independent Inter-dealer Broker of Commodities in North America and Europe. Joe has years of experience in commodity brokerage, specifically natural gas and oil. Joe Kelly’s zest for life, sense of collaboration, and ability to see the big picture are just a few reasons he is so successful in his endeavors. His contagious enthusiasm also generates a company culture that’s a uniquely positive experience.

Joe graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. He began his career on the New York Mercantile Exchange floor, working for ED&F Man. During this period, Joe learned the ins and outs of commodity futures and the value of a diverse derivatives marketplace. In addition to his work, Joe Kelly’s other great passion is the sport of rugby. In addition to the mental and physiological benefits, Joe sees it as a sport that shares many of the same rules as business. When OTC Global Holdings formed their first international office in London, Joe relocated and was instantly smitten by the spirit of the sport and the guiding principles of the game. Unlike American football, rugby has a lack of physical support for players, making communication and synergy all the more invaluable. Much like in business, everybody has an important role to play, not just for the protection and success of their teammates but for the club as a whole. Visit his websites to learn more!

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Joe Kelly OTC Global Holdings

Joe Kelly operates one of North America’s and Europe’s largest independent interdealer brokers of commodities as Co-CEO and President of OTC global holdings (OTCGH). Discover more at https://joekellyotcglobalholdings.net/!

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