Full access to Entrepreneur for $5

The 5 emotional qualities you need to be an entrepreneur

Many believe that an entrepreneur must be a potential Albert Einstein, but this is not the case. These are the characteristics to keep an eye on.

This article was translated from our Spanish edition. This article was updated on February 16, 2020
This story originally appeared on Alto Nivel

It is not enough to have an idea ; It is necessary to have certain tools to defend your project and lead it to success, or to recognize its failure and continue. We wanted to know what questions a person should ask themselves to know if they are an entrepreneur. We questioned some experts to answer our questions.


José Antonio Dávila, director of the CiiE , points out that the most important thing is for the entrepreneur to see an opportunity that gives him excitement, is passionate about him; that you believe you can solve a need that has not been solved before, and that you are dedicated and dedicated.

Based on this premise, they highlight five questions to know if someone can become an entrepreneur.

1. Do you pursue your dreams or someone else's?

Nathalie Plouin Arredondo, director of the Degree in Business Creation and Development at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México, points out that, on many occasions, a person seeks to work in a company because they like the place or its product.

However, an entrepreneur is willing to find opportunities and work them to achieve their goals and fulfill their own dreams.

Juan Vera González, from BlueMessaging , tells in the Multiplier Effect study that, after failing in Colombia, he had opportunities to work in companies, but rejected the offer and founded a mobile application solutions company with some friends. Then he would meet again with his partner at BlueMessaging.

2. Are you a leader?

An entrepreneur makes decisions and is willing to take responsibility. You have to convince others that your project is a good one, and once you have employees, you have to convince them that your way of working is the best.

3. Do you believe in yourself?

Entrepreneurship is a race of persistence and endurance. An entrepreneur needs self-confidence and the knowledge that he can make his projects happen. At this point, the entrepreneur must know that their projects are not easy, so the will to achieve it is essential. An entrepreneur cannot be afraid of failure or what they will say.

4. Are you interested in improving what already exists?

Some believe that an entrepreneur must be a potential Albert Einstein, innovative and creative, but this is not the case. “An entrepreneur detects a problem in society and seeks to be an agent of change . Since they were little they have the seed of solving problems instead of being part of them: that is a quality ”, explains Plouin Arredondo.

BlueMessaging originated when its founders conducted digital marketing campaigns and data collection in the field. They thought then that they could carry out these activities in a more practical way and developed an artificial intelligence engine that responds to the consumers of a company and makes recommendations.

5. Are you clear about your passions?

The Tecnológico de Monterrey academic points out that, to know if there is an entrepreneur in us, we must detect what our passions are and what moves us to get up every day.

The best mix for a good entrepreneurship is made up of the following ingredients: a problem, passion, and the element “what am I good for”. With that you can create a business idea.

And you, do you think you have the emotional characteristics to be an entrepreneur?