Entrepreneurship isn’t easy, and it definitely isn’t for everyone. So how do you know if you should give it a try? Here are 4 sure signs you could make it as an entrepreneur.

You’re self-motivated

Have you ever had a coworker who was a great worker when the CEO was standing nearby, but slacked off the second their boss went on vacation? This is a perfect example of someone who would never be a successful entrepreneur. If you need someone standing over your shoulder or checking in on you to keep you accountable and pushing forward, entrepreneurship isn’t for you. You need to be a self-starter willing to do whatever it takes. You need to have an “overwhelming, often obsessive desire to bring a vision to life,” says Robert. And you need to be able to keep that obsession going as time goes on. “You can never be satisfied as an entrepreneur,” says Robert.

You adapt well to change

Most humans love habit, routine, and security, but in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship, you’re unlikely to find these any of these things. Everything about your work life (and life in general) will change quickly and unpredictably, and being able to accept that and adjust is vital to your success.  “An entrepreneur has to be able to adapt [to change] over time,” says Robert.  If you’re unable to do so, your business won’t be successful, and you won’t experience any personal growth, either. After all, Robert always says, “the world will be won not by the weak, not by the strong, but by those who can adapt to change.”

You’re willing to make sacrifices

“If you are under the illusion that you can start a business and run it at your life’s schedule, you are mistaken,” says Robert. However, if you’re willing to give up your free time, work crazy hours, and rearrange your priorities, then you might be meant to be an entrepreneur. Just remember that you’ll have to make a lot of sacrifices to put your business first. “The business is like a starving puppy – when it needs to eat, then it needs to eat regardless of what you have going on personally,” says Robert. “Be honest with yourself. What price are you willing to pay to be successful? Would you sacrifice your time, your family, your friends? I’m not advocating that you should, but you have to ask yourself if you are prepared to.”

You’re not afraid of failure

It’s human nature to be afraid of failure, but successful entrepreneurs understand that in some way, shape, or form, failure is inevitable, and something you can learn from. “Every failure is a lesson,” says Robert. “But I’m successful because of all the times I’ve failed.” Just remember that successful entrepreneurs acknowledge their mistakes and use them as an opportunity to learn, rather than getting upset or defensive about them. “I place more value on a person who has dealt with failure, and admitted it, than on someone who claims to have never encountered it,” says Robert.

23 Responses

  1. I’ve been in business solely for over 20 years ,I make enough to pay my mortgage and bills and whatever necessities.I have Copyrights on my product and I do shows sell to a few stores but I can’t get off the ground .Its new to those who have never seen it and they love it ,but i am by my self ,no investors and no help ,I’m still motivated but I need help now .Hopefully this seminar will help me and inspire me to get where I want to ,to feel happy and be more prosperous.Not one single person has helped me even w my website .Im feeling drained .

  2. This is what I needed to boost my new path. I wanna be my own boss, will give it all fearlessly, push,push until I LL make it.

  3. As a team builder and motivator by nature, I like to make money while maintaining passion. Unfortunately, I have put too much energy into people who don’t have the same mind set and devoted valuable time to places that can’t seem to understand what it takes to get to the next level. I believe in brand building through consistency, quality and 5-star customer service. Looking forward to meeting like minded go-getters.

  4. This is very inspiring. I purchase a town house, to flip. But was not fully informed, that it was in a condominium.
    I need some advise please.
    Thank you

  5. I want to be successful at running a company so bad. Have soe really great ideas and have even typed out full business plans. Just havent followed through because i lack the financial support

  6. These 4 points are so key to determine if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It would be great for colleges and even high schools to get this information. That way young ones can know if the entreprenuer route is their good option.

  7. Looking forward to this conference! I opened my store 5 1/2 years ago with three thousand dollars to my name in a 800 sq ft building. I kept waitressing for the first year of my business being opened. 5 1/2 years later I have 6,500 sq ft in prime location and I make more in a day sometimes than what I started with! I’ve doubled my sales every year. I’ve prob watched every shark tank episode and I am excited to hear what Robert and his team can teach me!

  8. This blog post gave me quite some comfort. I seem to be on the right track. I have all of these characteristics plus an immense amount of discipline and patience. I’ve been writing a book for 4 months 7 days a week without giving up. I have also been building an artificial intelligence real estate sales and marketing platform for over a year without doubting myself one day. I am looking forward to learning from the big boys and meeting struggling entrepreneurs like myself and successful entrepreneurs like Robert.

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