"Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual." - Natalie Clifford Barney
If you're wondering if you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, I implore you not to waste your time taking personality tests or looking back at your family history for clues. It's really much simpler than that. Just answer these five questions with a sincere Yes or No:
That's it! If you answered "No" to numbers 1,2,3 or 4, stick to working for someone. You'll save yourself a lot of money and heartache. If you answered "Yes" to every question except number 5, don't despair. It's simply a matter of when, not if.
In the meantime, practice! Be an entrepreneur at work. Stretch. Take risks. Be bold. And start now.
As Robert Browning wrote, "The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer."
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