By Peter Szanto
How do you get entrepreneurship skills? Sometimes you think to yourself, was there a class I missed in university? There are so many successful entrepreneurs out there, they must know something I don’t. The good news is that nearly everyone starting out is in the same boat. The idea of starting your own company is thrilling and tempting to many, but the challenge of getting going seems so daunting, most people give up before they begin. But the best way to learn is by doing. So, jump right in.
You might be thinking to yourself, “That’s ridiculous, I don’t know the first thing about starting a company” and you’re probably right, but there are people out there who have a wealth of knowledge and often, many of them failed before they got it right. As humans, we learn best when we find out how not to do something. Talking to someone who’s been there; beaten this beast before is your best bet to prepare yourself, but once you’ve done that: stop making excuses and just do it! The worst thing you could do is wait. It could either be day one or one day – you decide! Having the courage to take risks and form relationships with strangers who will then turn to mentors are some of the most important entrepreneurial skills because they help you develop a strong sense of self-trust, something you’ll need to make it as a business owner.
Failure is scary. For everyone. Every time. No one wants to put their all into something and have it fall apart, but if you can learn from your mistakes you’ll be so much better off in the future. Trying something new is a huge success in and of itself and if it leads to failure, then you know how not to do it and can try again. This optimism and persistence will take your farther than anything else. Besides, if you don’t have enough failures, you haven’t tried hard enough!
Starting Anywhere Is Better Than Never Starting
If you begin this journey, be ready to fail. A lot. But be ready to analyze your decisions, what went wrong and why so you can improve on them in the future. Nothing is a failure if you can take something positive out of it. Steve Jobs didn’t get it right on the first time, neither did Walt Disney or Oprah Winfrey – or nearly any of the major names you know in business. Each of these remarkable entrepreneurs jumped in, learned from their mistakes and refused to give up on their dream – and look at what incredible stories they have to tell now.
What good story have you ever heard of that went according to plan? We are a composite sum of all our experiences, good and bad; and most people, when they look back on their life want to have a story to tell. Often, the best stories are those unplanned situations, when circumstances are completely out of our Go to the full article.
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