When I first bravely embarked on a business trip, I quickly faced a daunting question: Do I have the qualities to be an entrepreneur?
I am purely an outdoor educator. There are many examples, people tell me that my passion will not have much impact on me. But here, until today, I still have a strong enthusiasm for my hobby.
So I did take a step back and analyze whether I have what I need to be an entrepreneur. I found five key traits. They are coming:
I need to make a decision outside. This is especially true when I have a group of participants. There are countless decisions before, during and after a plan.
For example, have I sorted out all contingency plans? Have I bought enough food and equipment?
As an entrepreneur, I have to make countless decisions. No one told you what to do.
2. Take risks
I have to get used to taking risks outdoors. If I don't have the risk of falling, I don't know how high I can climb. If I don't risk making the wrong decision at the intersection, I don't know if this is the right path.
I have started some business. Some people have failed some work. However, if I didn't try it, I won't know all about it.
3. Security awareness
However, people often misunderstand as a risk taker means that we don't worry about security. Outdoors, the safety factor has actually been considered many times.
For example, climbing ropes can withstand ropes that are 12 times more than the average weight of the climber. Security procedures are everywhere. If not, we will be taught to make conservative judgments.
The reason why I don't focus on a single business is based on the wise saying: don't put all your eggs in one basket. There should be a safety net.
This is a classic of outdoor adventure. We are used to sticking to it. We know that if there is no action, the words will not count. The effort required is usually Superman. We are well trained.
No one has ever said that becoming an entrepreneur is easy. It took me 6 months to earn the first dollar. Fortunately, I have been trained to stick to it.
The problem is the staple food of outdoor explorers. No day or an event is the same. Here, we must always think outside the box. Talk about becoming a maverick. I am amazed at how I or my participants solve the problem.
I started with the initial capital. Here, I need to be creative in planning my efforts, energy and money. I have creatively used a lot of software to work for me instead of the opposite.
These five qualities inherent in outdoor adventurers are absolutely in line with the requirements of entrepreneurs. Well, if you are lucky, you can turn passion into your profession. If not, you will definitely pick up enough tools to run a company!