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The 5 attitudes that indicate that you will be a future entrepreneur

Find out how you should perform in your current job to shape your character as a business owner.

This article was translated from our Spanish edition. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This article was updated on October 4, 2020

If you are currently an employee of a company, but you want to become an entrepreneur and run your own business, pay attention to these tips to perform in your current job that will help you achieve your goal and take the leap successfully:


1. Get attention

It is not enough to do your job well and deliver it on time, since in this way you are only being a good employee, but you will not be able to access a better position.

You must be proactive and show interest in other areas, so your bosses will notice that you can occupy positions of greater relevance. For example, if you see that there is an error in the reports that come to you, report it to your superior. He will immediately see your competitions and it can be the first step towards achieving your dream.

2. Break the rules

There is no person who has not managed to emerge by following the rules to the letter; you need to get out of them to show that you can do much better things. Surely you will have one or another problem for this, but when you realize the benefits you will get, it will all have been worth it.

3. Make your boss notice when he makes mistakes

If you see that the company is in trouble because of a mistake your boss made, but he hasn't realized it yet, don't be afraid to tell him he was wrong. Believe it or not, this can save the company and at the same time get you promoted.

4. Attitude, determination and intelligence

You may be tired of being an employee and overwhelmed by the possibility of never reaching your goal, but don't despair. Opportunities always present themselves at the most unexpected moments and when yours arrives, don't let it pass.

To face a decision you just have to be willing to want to change your life and don't hesitate for a second. Remember that saying: "he who does not dare, does not cross the river".

5. Don't spend more than you earn

It is said that those who have millionaire salaries always have expenses greater than what they earn, so it is better that you start saving and do not wait to achieve your goal. In addition, that can mean the opportunity to invest in stocks and finance your own company.