Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Urgency: Thoughts of an Entrepreneurial R.E.B.E.L. (Volume 4)
A hallmark attribute of a true entrepreneur is their sense of urgency. If they don't close this deal, if they don't make that phone call, if they don't finish that product, then they risk the chance of their enterprise unraveling. An entrepreneur's fate rest on his/her shoulders and if the the business collapses, they have no one to blame but themselves. Therefore an entrepreneur's mind is always searching for opportunities, they are always on the look out for potential cash flow generating investments, and are always looking for ways to improve their operation in order to cut cost and generate greater returns. They don't have time to sulk over past failures and disappointments, this is a waste of mental and spiritual energy and will not lead to desired results. Entrepreneurs don't spend their time daydreaming or just talking about "what they are working on". They are people of action because their next meal may depend on it, the next payroll period depends on it, and the growth and sustainability of their company depends on it. An entrepreneur knows that he/she has no one else to fall back on (most times by their own choice), therefore they know that they have to be assertive in their pursuits in order to survive and also thrive.