Women are on the rise in Corporate America. And this was really getting high time! This new year might be the time to reflect on your future after college. Is starting your own business perhaps your cup of tea? Let’s take a look at a few aspects of what it takes to become an entrepreneur. In this light, take a look at the TEDxManchester video in which Carrie Green talks about “programming your mind for success:”
Inside every person (and definitely inside most of us college girls) sleeps an extremely creative, innovative and powerful entrepreneur. This entrepreneur within you is capable of giving you all the riches in the world. But you will see that in real life, only a small percentage of people actually tap into the entrepreneur within them. The rest of them get by in life, not even realizing that there is a money-making giant within them.
This fact brings us to face the obvious question on – How To Discover Your Entrepreneurial Strengths?
There are a few ways that are effective to find your entrepreneurial strengths. One of the best ways is doing a profound and honest self-analysis.
Tip #1: What Can You Give?
The self-analysis you’ll do must be a frank picture of your strengths, interests, and weaknesses. Your entrepreneurial strengths will largely depend on the areas of your interest and in how far you are ready to learn the principles of, for example, drawing binding contracts and negotiation tactics. You already signed a binding contract in your first year as Kappa Kappa Gamma USC sister, didn’t you? Also, I believe that inside each person, there instills a sense of purpose. Can you hear the voice within your head that says what you want to give to life?
As Napoleon Hill says in his legendary book – Think And Grow Rich, “Today Success Is Not Achieved By Go-Getters, it is by Go-Givers“
This is a very true statement. Entrepreneurs today are rewarded by what they can do for the society and what can they give and from our sorority perspective, we know what giving means and how we can contribute to our communities. And you can be sure you have a few of the best friends you could wish for, your sorority sisters are your friends, for life! Generally, those who are good at providing benefit to society will always be successful.
To give you a few examples, let’s take Peter Thiel. He is a billionaire, one of the richest internet entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Paypal. He gave the internet one of the most indispensable tools today- secure internet transactions made possible through Paypal. Because of Paypal, millions of merchants and bloggers like you and me will receive and send money with so much ease. You are already experienced in charitable activities, such as our “Writing is Fundamental” contribution, so you’ll understand that by giving you will get rewarded.
Tip #2: Listen To Entrepreneurs
You will never hear the entrepreneur within you banging at the door to let her out unless you give her a chance to be heard like you had to discover how to best deal with sorority recruitment conversations a few years back. Being associated with other entrepreneurs and hearing to their plans will be able to bring out the entrepreneur within you.
It is always a great way to find your entrepreneurial strengths by searching for stories of normal people who are making a lot of money by simply doing what they love. Because these normal people are called entrepreneurs. Some are successful entrepreneurs on the internet – making money from writing what they love while others may be making money by motivating other people. It is indeed up to you to leverage what you love and make an entrepreneurial venture with it.
Tip #3: Aim Above Being Normal (mediocrity in life)
No woman can discover her entrepreneurial strengths until she aims above mediocrity or living a normal life. If you are someone who is too scared to step out of your comfort zone, then there is a very rare chance that you will be able to discover the entrepreneur within you. We all were not really scared to step out in the days of Panhellenic recruitment, so I guess you’ll manage that part easily.
It is true that sometimes you need circumstances that force the entrepreneur out of you, so unless you are ready to take a jump and dream big, there is a difficult chance of you being able to discover your entrepreneurial strengths.
Your discovery of the entrepreneurial strengths within you could be the ultimate key to unlock the riches which life has in store for you – and I don’t mean riches only in wealth or financial gain. Life has so much more to give us back and we, as women, can make a difference! I wish all of you girls a very happy and entrepreneurial 2019!!