There are many opportunities that one can tap in life, some people opt for the conventional and standard 9 to 5 job, but there are some resilient ones who want to become an entrepreneur.
Being an entrepreneur is a 24/7 job. No rest days, no weekends, no fixed hours, just lots and lots of hard work and an aim to achieve. Entrepreneurship is not meant for everyone. It requires a tremendous amount of multitasking skill sets that few people have the mastered, along with those who are extremely focused about the goals they have set.
There are many skills that you need to master including but not limited to: Time Management, Strategic Thinking, Resilience, Networking, Communication, Curiosity, Efficiency, Branding, Selling ideation, etc. Among these skill sets, here are the top 5 skills you won’t be able to do without!
- Curious: An entrepreneur must be curious. Curious to learn, eager to question, and adamant to growth. An entrepreneur must be curious about anything and everything, curiosity paves the way for ideation and ideation lays down the ground for new business structure. An entrepreneur must always push the limits, get out of his comfort zone, and then work for the cause that he/she is passionate about.
- Resilience: An entrepreneur must be resilient enough because things don’t always turn out the way you want. An entrepreneur must be ready to bounce back from tough situations at any point in time. An entrepreneur must be determined enough to slay the same dragon thousands of times. An entrepreneur must have the heart of a champion that can handle rejections, situations of stress/anxiety, staying focused, etc.
- Time Management: An entrepreneur must know how to manage time because they have a lot to achieve in very little time. Effective time management is also required to tap the right opportunity at right time, not being able to do that can cost you a lot! Always remember the saying “TIME IS MONEY”. Money can be earned back but the time that you have lost never does, the things that you could’ve done in that time will never come back, so time management is crucial to an entrepreneur.
- Strategic Decision Making: An entrepreneur must have the skill of making wise and strategic decisions for themselves and their business. An entrepreneur who is a visionary leader can make solid strategic decisions. Strategic decisions are those that might not be profitable at present but will be profitable for you in the future, and the entrepreneur who can sense that can be great in making strategic decisions.
- Communication: An entrepreneur must be able to communicate his thoughts and vision succinctly. As an entrepreneur you have to interact with different clients, dealers, partners, etc. The communication must be crisp and clear without leaving any scope for miscommunication or loopholes or any scope for future grapevine.
No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, our hope is that you will be able to improve these skills and grow your business or personal brand!
Rennie Curran is a keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Game Changer Coaching. His mission is to empower individuals, teams, and organizations by delivering powerful presentations, workshops, and private coaching on topics such as leadership, performance, and personal branding. He obtained his Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Georgia and received his coaching certification through the Life Purpose Institute. Visit renniecurran.com for more information.