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50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

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Most aspiring entrepreneurs feel it in their bones -- they were born to be an entrepreneur, to the point where nothing else in life could satisfy them. They're dissatisfied as employees, followers or consumers. They want to create, build and grow their own enterprises, and they're filled with the passion of their own ingenuity.

Here are 50 habits that born-to-be entrepreneurs can't help but show. How many do you possess?

 

 

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

1. You can’t sit still

You're always itching to come up with something, and do something great.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

2. You’re always coming up with ideas

Good or bad, the flow of ideas never stops.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

3. You can pinpoint flaws in other ideas

It comes naturally to you.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

4. You marvel at successful business owners

Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are just a few of your heroes.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

5. You get excited when you see a successful business in action

Whether it's a local bar or a supermarket franchise, you can't help but smile when you see a good business.

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50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

6. You constantly think of ways to improve your employer’s business

When you're at work, you only think about how it could be better.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

7. You hate being told what to do

You're resentful of taking orders.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

8. You love to learn new things

How tos and tutorials are what you're all about.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

9. You take things apart to see how they work

Remotes, toasters, phones -- you love to see the inner workings.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

10. You dream of wealth

Money isn't everything, but you can't help but have it on your mind.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

11. You don’t give up easily

You face tough challenges but keep going.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

12. You’re disciplined in your habits

You have set routines that don't get broken easily.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

13. You aren’t afraid of hard work

You give everything in your life 100 percent.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

14. You have a high threshold for risk

You don't take blind risks, but you don't stay complacent either.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

15. You meet as many people as you can

You aren't afraid to branch out and meet new people.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

16. You talk to everyone you meet

Strangers aren't intimidating to you.ested in the greater good.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

17. You bounce back from failure

You've experienced crushing failure, but it's never stopped you from coming back.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

18. You like calling the shots

You like the sound of being a director.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

19. You set goals for yourself

Big or small, goals fill your life.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

20. You help people whenever you can

You're interested in the greater good.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

21. You find challenges in everything you do

You seek out opportunities to challenge yourself.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

22. You find ways to inspire people

You're inspired by inspiration.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

23. You plan everything down to the little details

Plans are a prerequisite for any activity.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

24. You’re proud of yourself

You like who you are.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

25. You help your friends solve their problems

You're great at problem analysis.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

26. You effectively delegate tasks and assign resources

In household chores and business operations alike.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

27. You set deadlines for yourself

No excuses.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

28. You like telling stories

You love to tell people about your experiences.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

29. You’re hyper competitive

You can't even play a board game without flipping that switch.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

30. You get involved with things

If you see a car on the side of the road, you get out and ask if you can help.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

31. You cut out things in your life that don’t work for you

If it's inefficient or bothersome, it's gone.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

32. You negotiate whatever you can.

Flea markets and salaries are just the beginning.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

33. You see the potential in people

You don't see people for who they are. You see them for who they could be.
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50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

34. You’re calm in a crisis

When stuff hits the fan, you still think logically.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

35. You follow up with people when you want something.

You don't let opportunities go.

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50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

36. You avoid things that waste your time

You're immune to mobile games and idle social-media time.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

37. You persuade people to your side

You're a natural rhetorician.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

38. You make rational decisions, not emotional ones

For the most part, you trust your logic over your emotions.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

39. You don’t forget people’s emotions

Still, there's great sympathy in you.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

40. You lose track of time when pursuing passion projects.

Time seems to fly when you're heads-down working on something.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

41. You frequently start new passion projects

Every week, a new idea is transformed into a hobby.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

42. You constantly upgrade your house (or car or anything)

There's always something to tinker with, replace or improve.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

43. You’re crazy about new technology

You're addicted to learning how new technologies can improve your life.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

44. You read the news every day

It's an ingrained habit.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

45. You read books voraciously

Every book offers something new.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

46. You listen to that internal voice

You trust your instincts.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

47. You listen to others’ advice

You make your own decisions, but listen to others' opinions too.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

48. You don’t dwell in the past

When bad things happen, you keep moving forward.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

49. You make sacrifices for what you want

You know you have to give things up to see greater success.ifferently

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

50. You never write off your dreams

You take your aspirations seriously. They're a part of you.

50 Habits That Prove You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

51. Were you born to be an entrepreneur?

Were you born to be an entrepreneur? If these habits sound like you, it's time to start pursuing your true calling in life. For help, grab my ebook, The Modern Entrepreneur: How to Build a Successful Startup, from Beginning to End.

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