People like to think that there’s a typical entrepreneur personality. Yes, entrepreneurs are all passionate, good at selling, and diligent about follow-through. Beyond this, there’s no such thing as a “typical” entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. Every now and then you’ll see a personality profile quiz that purports to help you understand whether you’ve got what it takes to become an entrepreneur. These profiles are pure, unadulterated BS. The personalities of successful entrepreneurs are all over the map, from neurotic and obsessive compulsive, to kind and easy-going. Your personality does not determine whether you should start a business. However, it does play a role in what kind of business you should start, and what kind of culture you will create. Don’t let a personality profile tell you that you don’t have what it takes. As long as you have the prerequisites of passion, salesmanship, and follow-through, then you have what it takes to build a business. There’s a place for everyone, so find your niche and pursue your dreams with everything you’ve got.
The Agile Startup is an inspiring compilation of the most important lessons of innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s easier than ever to start a new business, and the potential rewards are enormous. But even with all of the available advantages and resources, the likelihood of any one business succeeding is slim. That’s why you need the simple, clear, actionable lessons found in The Agile Startup.
Author Matt Sand
Passionate about making a difference through innovation and entrepreneurship.