Before you answer yes, I want you to know that entrepreneur is first and foremost a risk taker, which have the ability to thinking, to motivate others, to create new ideas, and to communicate the vision to others. The entrepreneur is one who, upon seeing a problem, says “Here is an opportunity!” And then, the entrepreneur acts on it.
Ajaero Tony Martins said that the primary duty of an entrepreneur is
“Critical Problem Solving.”
Before you called yourself an entrepreneur, ask yourself this question ‘am I a problem solver‘? But for you that want to become a successful entrepreneur, you must understand the duty and function of an entrepreneur which is problem solver, this is the primary duty of an entrepreneur. Looking at the life of some successful entrepreneur, they are problems solver. People like;
Entrepreneur Bill Gates; Through technological innovation, keen business strategy, and aggressive competitive tactics, he and his partner Paul Allen built the world’s largest software business, Microsoft. In the process, Bill Gates became one of the richest men in the world.
Michael Dell; Michael Dell helped launch the personal computer revolution in the 1980s with the creation of the Dell Computer Corporation (now known as Dell Inc.), which began in the founder’s dorm room at the University of Texas and quickly blossomed into a megawatt computer company. By 1992, just eight years after Dell was founded, Michael Dell was the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Aliko Dangote; The First Nigeria’s successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of Dangote Group. He is considered one of the richest men in Africa. Aliko Dangote is the ‘golden child’ of Nigerian business circles. He’s into exporting, importing, manufacturing, real-estate and philanthropy. All of these are combined together to form what is known as the Dangote Group.
The Dangote consortium spans across numerous sectors of the Nigerian economy. The Dangote Group supplies commodities like cements, sugar, salt, flour , rice, spaghetti, fabric etc at very competitive prices.
Also great entrepreneur; Ted Turner, Ray Kroc, Ingvar Kamprad, J. Paul Grtty, Steve Jobs, John C. Maxwell etc. They are all problem solvers.
I read it from one article that, to solve my own problems, I have to first solve other people’s problems; that’s what makes me an entrepreneur. The day I get tired of solving other people’s problems; I will cease to be an entrepreneur. This statement is also applicable to you, if truly you want to be an entrepreneur. All what you need is to be focused and committed solving other people’s problems.
“Someone asked me, ‘how can I find a good business opportunity? I replied, ‘go and look for adversity.’ If you can handle adversity, you will find opportunity. Adversity and opportunity are two inseparable twins.” – Ajaero Tony Martins
Don’t bother about your own problem, just dedicate yourself by solving other people’s problems because when you solve people’s problems; they will definitely solve your own problem directly or indirectly.
“Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity.”– Ajaero Tony Martins
If you can solve other people’s problems; you will end up becoming a successful entrepreneur. Entrepreneur is much more than making money. It is a calling.
So if you want to become a successful entrepreneur; if you want to build a successful business empire, then the best way to go about it is to become good at solving other people’s problems. If you efficiently and effectively solve other people’s problems; you will end up reaching the place of your dreams.
“If you want to be rich, simply serve more people.” – Rich Dad -
Remember, Success is not a destination, but a journey
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