Yesterday I wrote a post about companies giving people with start-up and gig job experience the opportunity to work for their companies. The reason for doing so is because there are just times when no matter what you do you just happen not to find the right niche in the gig economy thus having to make money working for someone else. In this article, I am focused on a person building an entrepreneurship career regardless if they are part of a start-up or working for a company.
Innovate at all times
Every day I find new ways to innovate myself because I am a product that has to sell myself to the market and be ruthless in my pursuit of having the customer want to buy my services. For example, when a client wanted me to create an online professional development course with a zero dollar budget I had to innovate in what training I had in online education and resources that were low cost or free. If you are not innovating, someone else will take your place. The same in entrepreneurship if a business is not innovating some other company will take over.
There's a Solution to every Problem
Last night my father told me, "except death, everything has a solution, " and my dad is correct. There have been times when a student or co-worker quickly quits and says there is no solution to the problem. I then look at the problem and find a simple solution. For example, a student would say, "I can't find any resources for my peer team teaching assignment" and I would respond with, "did you use Google?" The student would respond with a no answer, and I would mention to the student to start using Google. There is a solution to every problem whether we like it or not so find the solution because innovative companies and successful individuals always do.
The one word I would say that keep successful companies and individuals at the top is persistence. No matter how hard it gets or what the future holds persistence goes a long way. I wouldn't have been able to get where I am at if it was not for persistence. What lacked in the start-ups I was part of was persistence among some individuals. Persistence gets people through the tough times, makes them innovative, and can find a solution to the problem.
The world is quickly changing and globalizing at every turn in every industry. Having entrepreneurial traits such as innovation, finding solutions, and persistence goes a long way in an entrepreneurial society.
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