Do You Have The DNA of An Entrepreneur?

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“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” Jeff Bezos

Some people seem to have the entrepreneurial DNA in their makeup, while others adopt and adapt to their environments. These people are often encouraged by their parents and family members who might be in business for themselves. Let’s remember that not all business owners are entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs tend to be highly creative, ambitious, risk-takers and often better at starting something versus growing it and running it well. If he or she surrounds themselves with good people, the likelihood of success is greater. Read More 

Many small-business owners and independent professionals start a business or practice, grow it to a certain level and create a lifestyle that supports their dreams. They may not have the ambition or goal to grow it larger than life and sell it, but they maintain it until retirement or pass it on to a second generation or simply shut it down when the time is right.

Most people have the dream of starting a business whether it is full-time or part-time. If you have a good idea, product or service, believe in yourself and surround yourself with the right resources, you can achieve the level of success you desire without necessarily possessing the creative and ambitious traits of an entrepreneur. There is no right or wrong answer, but an understanding of what it will take to succeed. Anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

Adapted from SUCCESS Magazine

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website

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