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9 ways you can build an Entrepreneurial mind

by Shoaib Rahman about a year ago in advice
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Mindset goes a long way

9 ways you can build an Entrepreneurial mind
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A report by the World Economic Forum said that the advent of new technologies has created more new jobs than the old ones. That will still be the case. But the preparation for that must be revolutionary! Don't just confine yourself to the textbook; This is because, in addition to technology and core skills, problem-solving, communication and public management skills are being sought. 

And who knows, students have to climb the fence of textbooks, exams, and assignments to prepare themselves for these things. One more thing I noticed in that discussion. More than half of the students said they do not want to look for jobs, they want to be entrepreneurs to give jobs to others!

Many people cherish the desire to become an entrepreneur. However, people make up their own minds to push back the cherished dream. "There is no money, there will be no business done by me, where can I find trustworthy people, no one has done business in the family, what can I do? Who will buy my things?" Thinking about these seven and five, many people go one step forward and three steps back.

In fact, very few people can show the courage to be an entrepreneur. There will be risks, but the mind has to be built that way. If you want to see yourself as an entrepreneur, first of all, you need to develop creativity, leadership ability, and aspiration in your mind. Some things strengthen the entrepreneurial mind. Let's take a look at a few things today.

1. Listen to the Experts

Before you start anything, listen to the experts first. Focus on all the stories of how they took the risk and how they dealt with it. People whom we consider "successful" around the world, such as Mark Zuckerberg, say they value the experiences they share with mentors for their own success. Counselors may share their ideas, but they will also be able to identify the issues that need to be addressed. Those who have experience sharing can be contacted using platforms such as LinkedIn or Score.

As a rookie entrepreneur, you don't know much. If you want to do something new in that direction, you have to face various problems. So keep in touch with the experienced people around you as much as you can. This will help you with various information. At the same time, this communication will work for you as a network.

2. Read as much as you can

In addition to mentors, you can gain knowledge from published books and articles. People who write down their experiences and share them with the world want you to learn from their mistakes and successes and they present real-life stories that you can apply on your own initiative.

3. Join entrepreneurial events

If you want to be better than you are, you should attend various workshops to become an entrepreneur. At events like trade shows, conferences, webinars, an entrepreneur sets his mind. Events like these are great opportunities for networking and having connections across the industry that will prepare you for success.

4. Search for new challenges

The most important skill of an entrepreneur is the ability to solve problems. You need to think fast, consider the situation from different angles, and come up with creative solutions that no one else has done before. To develop such skills, challenging situations need to be explored. The brain has to be exercised for critical thinking. You need to learn to accept feedback and criticism, to listen sincerely to the thoughts and ideas of others. You have to choose which result or solution to focus on.

5. Think about your goals every day

One of the hardest things in life is to set goals. When you want to do something with your mind and soul, you will see that various problems are arising in different ways. What you have done is not being done at the last minute. At this stage, most new entrepreneurs think that they will not be with them anymore. They can't finish the job. It breaks your morale so that you can no longer reach your goal. So setting up a goal and continuously focussing and thinking about the goal is very essential.

Just by setting in mind that you will be an entrepreneur won't gonna cut it. You have to think about your goal every day. Whether it is in the space of work or the guise of telling a story to others, you have to think about the goal all the time. You need to discuss with others. You want to be an entrepreneur because you have a goal. Think positively about this goal every day. Inspire yourself.

6. Try to understand every part of the business

One thing successful entrepreneurs often say is that they need to know exactly what they are doing. How it is made, what is useful. It is very unlikely that success will come with the help of others or with the knowledge of others. There is a lot of work for an individual entrepreneur, it does not mean that when your business grows, there are employees, you will forget how difficult this responsibility was. 

You need more than luck to succeed in any startup business. Arrogance must be avoided. Your employees will have to work side by side in different roles to see what kind of work they do. Which will help you have an idea about the issues and create opportunities for collaboration and bonding as a team.

If you are an ordinary person, then the idea of ​​the job you are thinking of doing now should naturally come to the minds of many more. But it is not always true that a brilliant idea is needed to achieve success. A very simple implementation of a very simple idea can bring great success. In the case of sports, the game cannot be won only by planning. The need to win the game is to be ready to do what is needed when it comes to the field.

It's almost the same with business. It turned out that you made a lot of plans for your startup, made PowerPoint slides, and filled them out, but didn't ensure the smooth implementation of so many plans. So what is the benefit of so much? What to do with so many plans?

Or you may have spent a lot of time planning. As a result, you got very little time to implement it. When it comes to implementation, your business environment is no longer what you thought it would be. As a result, the previous plan is not working very well. The plan has to be changed. But you spend so much time on the first plan that you don't have enough time to make a new plan. Doing so will cause huge losses to your entire business.

So get down to implementation without wasting too much time behind the plan. Because when you go to the field to do business, you can understand the surrounding situation and bring immediate change accordingly. And when it comes to implementation, you can learn a lot of new things that will help you in your business. Make sure that you are always ready to change your organization's activities as the environment changes. This will increase your chances of success. Thus it is very much important to have an understanding of every part of the business.

7. Discipline yourself

If you want to see yourself as an entrepreneur, it is very important to be disciplined in life. Then there will be order in your work. Care should be taken to avoid wasting time both professionally and personally. Limit the time you spend on social media, get plenty of sleep, eat a balanced diet. Schedule work practice and reading. It is important to remove the confusion from the mind.

8. More to listen than to speak

In fact, this issue should be nurtured in every aspect of life. It is more important to be a listener than to talk about yourself. After listening to everyone with attention, then wise people consider it with their own judgment. In business, especially when there is a difficult or uncomfortable discussion, it is better to pay attention to the present and what the other person is saying.

9. Help others

As we learn from the work of others, an entrepreneur must have the attitude of helping others. This mindset is very important for an entrepreneur. Helping others enhances an entrepreneur's education. It needs to be remembered. When you are on the verge of success, you will notice that many people have contributed to your success. We often cannot repay everyone who contributes to our success. Because most of the time we even don't know them anymore.

Many of them have quietly helped us in secret. So in return for their contribution, you should help whoever you can. When you succeed, you have a responsibility toward society. Your true success can be judged by the extent to which you can help people with this responsibility.

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About the author

Shoaib Rahman

Shoaib Rahman is a British-Bengali author, entrepreneur, atheist activist, film director, & screenwriter. Rahman is the chief editor of Fadew. He is a correspondent for American Atheists. He made his directional debut with Thusment (2023)

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