Wanna-be’s vs. Real Entrepreneurs

By Brian Bagnall | Blog

Apr 26

A little inspiration for your Monday morning…

1. Wanna-be’s obsess about ideas.  Entrepreneurs obsess about implementation.

2. Wanna-be’s want more web traffic.  Entrepreneurs focus on sales conversion.

3. Wanna-be’s focus on positive thinking.  Entrepreneurs plan for multiple contingencies.

4. Wanna-be’s want to get on TV and get “famous.”  Entrepreneurs build their list.

5. Wanna-be’s seek a perfect plan.  Entrepreneurs execute and adjust the plan later.

6. Wanna-be’s wait for their lucky break.  Entrepreneurs engineer four, five, six plans and execute them in tandem, wagering that at least one plan will get traction.

7. Wanna-be’s fear looking stupid in front of their friends.  Entrepreneurs willingly risk making fools of themselves, knowing that long-term success is a good trade for short-term loss of dignity.

8. Wanna-be’s shield their precious ideas from harsh reality, postponing the verdict of success or failure until “someday.’  Entrepreneurs expose their ideas to cold reality as soon as reasonably possible.

9. Wanna-be’s put off practicing basketball until they’ve got Air Jordans.  Entrepreneurs practice barefoot behind the garage.

10. Wanna-be’s believe what they’re told, believe their own assumptions.  Entrepreneurs do original research and determine what paths have been already trod.

11. Wanna-be’s believe they can do anything.  Entrepreneurs do what they’re gifted at and delegate the rest.

12. Wanna-be’s think about the world in terms of COULD and SHOULD.  Entrepreneurs think in terms of IS and CAN BE.

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Have anything to add to the list above?

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Shawn Horwood April 26, 2010

I got a few to add:
Wanna-be’s keep looking for “magic bullets” that will do all the work for them. Entrepreneurs know it takes work to get anywhere and look for ways to apply proven methods to their business.

Wanna-be’s buy every course under the sun. Entrepreneurs focus on their business plan and only purchase courses that fit perfectly with what they are currently working on.

Wanna-be’s blame others & their circumstances for their lack of results. Entrepreneurs own up and take responsibility for any results, good or bad.

bbagnall April 27, 2010

Awesome additions Shawn!

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