What does it take to be a visionary entrepreneur?
A creative "Visionary Entrepreneur" taps into the essence of "what it takes" to create an idea that changes things, shifts paradigms and simply makes an overall positive contribution. Some thoughts to ponder.
There is always an element of uncertainty and risk involved when launching a new idea. Even if it isn't a financial risk, you're putting yourself out there, spending time and energy and there's a chance that your idea wont't take off. You do need to embrace a willingness to fail. Failure helps us to create an unstoppable confidence level that with the right persistence, leads to achievement of the goal sought after.
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill
"Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success." — Robert T. Kiyosaki
More important than accepting that you may fail, is the ability to get back up again if and when you do. Almost every successful entrepreneur will fail at something they pursue at one point or another, maybe even multiple times before they eventually succeed. However, it's because they keep on trying that they eventually get their win. You only need to succeed once at a specific task, no matter the amount of failures beforehand.
"Fall seven times, standup eight." — Japanese Proverb
"The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists." — Japanese Proverb
A "visionary entrepreneur" needs to have an open mindset, they are mindful of opportunities and things that can be improved upon or created, things that others may miss. They are usually creative and think of new ideas all the time. They simply have an "inventive" way of being. They are able to quickly come up with ideas. If one is not naturally creative, there are certainly many things they can do to learn to tap into their creativity.
"Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need." — William McKnight
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." — John Cage
A BIG myth is that the "visionary entrepreneur" is not a team player – that they act alone. In reality, entrepreneurs know the value of the "mastermind group" and they almost always surround themselves with the right people. People who can help them towards reaching their goals. They can be a team of hired help or mentors, but they are a team. No one goes 100% solo. Strong teams like strong relationships always have a foot forward in the direction of success, transition and joy.
"I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart or -un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is a bout teamwork." — Guy Ritchie
"The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress." — James Cash Penney
One of the most important traits of all is that an entrepreneur have passion. if they don't feel incredibly excited or believe in their idea, then they won't have enough drive to see it through to completion. Moreover, they won't have the resilience needed to keep trying if a few failures come first. Excitement is contagious and can help to naturally create "excitement" in others who are able to see or like your vision.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." — Harriet Tubman
Lori Snyder, CPC, ELI-MP
Lori Snyder partners with people who are ready to begin moving their lives in a forward direction. "I believe that each person hold within them powerful inner strength, that when tapped into, can help them to create positive results towards making their lives an extraordinary one." - LS
Lori is a certified Life coach, she is also a successful speaker, writer, workshop facilitator and entrepreneur.