Have you made up your mind to be a successful entrepreneur? If yes, then it is necessary for you to know the meaning of an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur is a risk taker, which have the ability to think, to create new ideas, to motivate others, and to communicate the vision with others. An entrepreneur is one who, upon seeing a problem, says “Here is an opportunity!” And then, he acts on it.
Ajaero Tony Martins said that the primary duty of an entrepreneur is
“Critical Problem Solving.”
Who is an Entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur is someone who have business capacity to organize, monitor, manage, and control a set up business activities with ability to take risk for the purpose of business growth and expansions.
As an entrepreneur, you need to add value to the life of people by been a problem solver. This is what make you a successful entrepreneur. Successful entrepreneurs are not motivated by money, but they are motivated by the achievement and impacts they have made.
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford
Although, there are lots of people that want to become an entrepreneur for so many reasons, such as Freedom, Making impact, Control, Authority, Legacy, Responsible for society etc. If your primary motive or aim of becoming an entrepreneur is to make money, then you cannot become one. Wait before you crucify me, there is nothing wrong to make money as an entrepreneur but it is very wrong when you make money as your primary aim of becoming an entrepreneur.
“Build wealth as a by product of your business success. If wealth is your only objective in business, you will probably fail.” – J. Paul Getty
As an inspired entrepreneur, ask yourself this question ‘am I a problem solver‘? Can I solve a problem without anything in return? If yes, congratulation. Note that it is a secretes of every successful entrepreneur to be a solution to problems. This is the primary duty of every successful 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, which make 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.
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. Said by Ajaero Tony Martins
Have you made up your mind to be a Successful Entrepreneur? So, you say yes. But I want you to know that there are lot challenges ahead of you which you really need to prepare for before starting a business or becoming a successful entrepreneur.
The challenges may be common ones or uncommon ones your competitors are facing. The one you have seen, hard or the one you have never see and hard before. There are always challenges at the beginning of any business. If you overcome one, be expecting another because this is what make you grow as an entrepreneur. You need to prepare hard to face whatever challenges comes your way as an entrepreneur.
As an entrepreneur you must have a concrete plan to achieve your goal. No one plans to fail, but you must always have plan that could be put in action in the event of failure. Planning for a failure is always better than failing to plan.
In conclusion, to become a successful entrepreneur does not happen overnight. It requires hard work, passion, commitment, persistence, determination, and focus. You will need to believe in yourself even when it looks as if the road is block. To been an entrepreneur is a real job. So, if you want to become a successful entrepreneur, then the best way to go about it is to become good at solving other people’s problems.
“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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