Contrary to common belief you don’t need to set up a business to be an entrepreneur! It’s true that is one of the most common places you will find such individuals, but you will also find entrepreneurs in local government, politics, community centres, schools and colleges, hospitals… anywhere that requires individuals who have the ability to add value!!

What Sort of Thing Do Entrepreneurs Do?

At the most basic level, that is what an entrepreneur is: someone who seeks to add value. Entrepreneurs may set up a business and employ people thus adding to the economy. Another thing they may do isset up a project that makes their community better or solves a social problem. They may even breathe new life into a demoralised poverty stricken school.

All of the individuals who do these things share a common mind set. You can adopt that mind set very quickly and easily so that with a bit of practice you too can be an entrepreneur.

How Do I Develop That Mind Set?

Ready to become one of these respected individuals? There’s a surprisingly simple way to do so. Firstly, start by looking at the world around you and ask the following questions:

  1. Why is it done like this?
  2. Is there a better way to do this?
  3. What is missing?
  4. What happens if we did this?
  5. What happens if we don’t do this?
  6. How could this be done quicker?
  7. How could this be done more cheaply?
  8. Who can I make this happen?
  9. Who makes the actual decision?
  10. How can I reach that person?

Why Should I Do That?

If you ask a new question you are automatically giving your brain an instruction to come up with a new answer. These questions are defined as questions that entrepreneurs ask themselves on a daily basis, even if they are unaware they ask them.

If you get into a habit of applying these questions to the world around you, you will start to see opportunities to make money or/and make things better. You will very quickly start behaving in a more entrepreneurial manner. By definition, you will become an entrepreneur.

What Else Can I Do?

One more exercise for you to try out. In the past we have all behaved in an entrepreneurial manner. It may have been at school, fundraising for charity, or even making a lot of for your employer.

Cast your mind back to that one time when you did this and ask yourself:

  • How did you feel at the time?
  • What were you thinking at the time?
  • What was happening around you at the time?

With this in mind, if you did it once, you can do it again. If you can do it again, you can make it into a habit. Make a commitment every day to become an entrepreneur.

Want to learn more? We have a workshop session on how to turn yourself into an entrepreneur on the 24th of May!