Friday, December 4, 2009

Have an Entrepreneur Mindset

From now on, you have to think like an Entrepreneur.

I can hear people saying, “But I’m just an Employee! You’re right. You may be an Employee in a government, a construction worker, a nurse, a call center agent. But your entire world is changing. Even if you’re working for someone else, you still have to think like an Entrepreneur.

Think this way. If your name is Donny Awa, then you’re the Chairman of the Board of Donny Awa Personal Services Inc.

Why the shift?
Because there are so many people who are miserable in their jobs and all they do is complain the whole day about their crummy boss and their crummy salary and their crummy company.

Listen to me.
Complaining accomplishes nothing.
Complaining is useless.
Instead of complaining, TAKE CHARGE!
God made you responsible for your career.
Unless you take responsibility, nothing happens.

How Do You Think?
Like An Employee or An Entrepreneur?

Find out if you think like an Employee or an Entrepreneur.

If you think like an Entrepreneur, you just don’t understand what you do. You understand why you do what you do.Even if you’re just a messenger. You’re thinking of how to increase profits and lower down costs. You’re thinking of how to wow the customer and keep him for life.

Here are examples of Employee Thinking:

1.“My salary is so small, its just enough for my daily transportation and lunch!

Then why are you still working there? Don’t say you have nowhere to go. When you say that, it becomes a reality for you. Hey, I’m not asking you to resign. I’m asking you to look for a solution. Take responsibility. Make things happen!

Let me introduce you to a few options of the Entrepreneurial Mind…

Option #1: Get more training and get promoted
Option #2: Look for another job within the company where there’s more growth
Option #3: Become a Supplier to your company (Look at what your company needs and create a business by supplying this product to them.)
Option #4: Keep your day job and start a business on the side
Option #5: Look for another job at another company

The choices are endless!

2. “My company is Prehistoric. It hasn’t developed me. I don’t receive any training!”

This is classic Employee thinking: They wait for their HR Department to tell them to attend seminars, arrange training programs, and supply them with books to read.But Entrepreneurs take charge for their personal development. They keep reading. They keep learning. They keep innovating. They attend internet courses, correspondence courses, and night classes. They get the best mentors they can find. Because Entrepreneurs know that if they don’t innovate, they’ll become obsolete one day.

Question: This year, what have you been doing to develop yourself?

3. “Me, save? Nah. My company will give me a nice retirement package…”

Believe me, even if you’re 16, you should start building your retirement.Here’s my harsh message: Don’t depend on your company to give you a retirement package. Even if they will give you one, trust me, it won’t be enough.What if after your retirement you lived for another 20 years or 30 years? Do you think your one or two or three million will last for 20 or 30 years? Don’t count on it.Perhaps three years. Perhaps five, etc. After that, you’ll be poor as a rat.

I urge you to take charge for your financial future. How? Build a separate retirement package on your own!

Here’s what you do. Starting today, set aside 20% of your income every month. Next: Invest it. Don’t put it in the Bank. Learn how to use Bonds, Mutual Funds, Equity Funds, and Stocks. It’s not as difficult as you think it is. Grow!

Friend, be an ENTREPRENEUR.
No matter what you do.

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely more than truth one could possibly get wyl sitted in tht long hour class of "BM & learning 10 ways on how to be an enterpreneur.." whoever the writer is, tq sp much n God bless you exceedingly n abundantly in Jesus name.