What does it take to be a great entrepreneurial leader?
First of all your background doesn’t matter, your family rank or status won’t help you. Race, creed, age, color or gender doesn’t give you an advantage either. Neither does your education, the degrees that you’ve accumulated or even your past resume. This is a whole other kind of development. One you can’t learn in school and you probably didn’t learn by watching those around you.
Listening to Darren Daily, I was inspired to write up this list.
To be a great entrepreneurial leader means:
- not being afraid of risk, to step forward, to be counted and accountable.
- being an achiever who needs to take back control.
- owning up to your responsibility and deciding to invent your fate.
- having bold visions and audacious goals.
- being a striver, always pushing for more.
- having relentless drive and courage, persistently and consistently taking obsessive action.
- not believing in luck, making your own luck.
- setting your own sail, ignoring the herd, charting your own course.
- not being subject to circumstance, bound by fate or resolved to the status quo.
- stepping out in front to break new ground, navigating the uncharted waters, and adventuring into places most have not been, and will never see or experience.
- being a change maker, pushing the human race forward.
- fighting for progress, fighting the good fight for our collective future.
- maybe being labeled as a misfit, a rebel, or a troublemaker.
- seeing things and most importantly doing things differently.
- being crazy, hard working believers, others call insane, maybe even nuts.
- having the ability to get people on board and add to the vision.
- being flexible, adaptable, open to feedback, and the ability to learn.
- seeking to break rules of conformity and shake the status quo by the shoulders.
- not being happy with ‘’good enough’’, good enough is not good enough.
- being willing to do the hard, arduous work of forging your own character, challenging every choice, daily.
- defying your nature and the automatic habits of your currently installed imprinting.
This is challenging and most won’t do the hard work necessary long enough to succeed. Those who do, become that one percent, the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Feel free to reach out.
To your success,