What everyone ought to know about being an entrepreneur

Do you have what it takes to be a real entrepreneur?

Are you a real entrepreneur or just a wannabe

Ok, so now you’ve quit the job, started your own business, are master of your own destiny and a real entrepreneur. Or are you? Are you a real entrepreneur or a wannabe i.e. an opportunity seeker? Would you know how to tell the difference? Well, I’m going to help you out here and give you the heads up by explaining the traits of both types. I’ll start with the wannabe or opportunity seeker.

A wannabe is someone with a business opportunity mindset who is merely ‘acting’ like a business owner. They’re not actually applying business principles to what they are doing and, because of this they are doomed to fail.

A real entrepreneur achieves success because they take responsibility for their success or lack of it, and they work on changing their attitude. Learning is key to this and self-development and growth will ensue. It’s an exciting time! Whilst other people can help by teaching the real entrepreneur and furthering their growth they can’t instill in them the necessary drive needed in order to make use of the knowledge. The real entrepreneur has to be hungry for it all, and be consumed by an obsessive burning desire inside.

Real entrepreneurial success has to come from the fire you have inside you. It cannot be extinguished by anything. You see starting your own business is not like working a job. It’s competitive and requires a multitude of skills. For example:

  • It takes 10x more time, energy and effort than working for someone else.
  • It demands from your spirit a relentless persistence.
  • It demands from your intelligence an unwavering application.
  • It demands from your emotions courage, patience and growth.

A business opportunity seeker gets involved with a business and hopes they will be successful.  They fantasize about what it would be like to have all this money. They spend more time in fantasy land then in actual reality learning how others who make tons of money actually do it.

Anyone who’s making a lot of money is not sitting around hoping or fantasizing about what their future might be like. They are implementing as a real entrepreneur.

A real entrepreneur is marketing their business and much of the time learning new skills and developing new talents to do this.  They are increasing value and studying under successful people.  They are practising, persisting, failing, modifying and growing ALL the time.

The real entrepreneur looks at a challenge and thinks out-of-the-box. They think laterally and figure out a way. They see competitors as a good thing for they highlight the differences between both providers! They seek the real information that they need in order to move them closer to their goals. And they stop at nothing to get there.

Nothing can deter them.  No event or failure can extinguish their fire. No negative person can persuade them any differently of their sheer power to create the reality they want for themselves. They are like something possessed and cannot be stopped. The real entrepreneur mines the gold from the ground where the business opportunity seeker stands on.

So I ask you, which one are you, or which one do you want to be?

The road to success lies in front of all of us and your success will be a direct result of how serious you are about growing a real business. It will be the result of how much energy you put into learning and developing new skills, talents, and abilities that will make you money. Your success will be the result of how dedicated you are to growth in all areas of your life – business and personal.

So the choice is yours.

In the comments below, tell me what you think about your being an entrepreneur and others that you’ve met including the wannabes. Let me know what action you’ll take as a result of watching this video and reading this post too. I’d love to hear.

Thank you, as always for reading and contributing here. If you found this useful, please share it with your friends!

With love and gratitude,





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Jane Frankland is a successful cyber security entrepreneur, consultant and speaker who has had a diverse career encompassing art and design; business development; and operations. Having held directorships and senior executive positions within her own companies and at several large PLCs, she now provides agile, forward thinking organisations with strategic business development solutions. Right now she is writing a book on gender diversity in cyber security and is focused on increasing the numbers of women in the profession.

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  • joeygilbertlaw says:

    All this tips and points you provided would surely help someone become an entrepreneur soon. Great work Jane. 🙂

    • jane says:

      Thanks so much for this! Glad you’re enjoying my posts & will be a regular visitor. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to research or blog about for you. What aspects of being an entrepreneur would you outsource given a chance? Curious to know 🙂

  • joeygilbertlaw says:

    Oh and I almost forget plz keep up the good work. I will be a regular visitor to your blog Jane.

    • jane says:

      Great, this is lovely to hear. Check out my free resources or become a subscriber for tips. I’ll be adding more to here soon, with a Facebook Made Simple Guide.

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