Does entrepreneurial DNA actually exist?
If you are here, it’s probably because you wonder whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Do you have entrepreneurial DNA? I am not going to give you a science class today but I am pretty sure that evolution and constant improvement exist – and I am sure you do too. (I am not going to actually talk about DNA that much. If you're looking for a biology article, you might want to check another blog)
I believe you may become an entrepreneur without being born one: everyone can become an entrepreneur even if a lot of people might disagree with me. Being an entrepreneur requires certain capabilities and needs that not everyone have: I agree with this statement. But, I also think that these skills can be learned. You won't convince me that a baby is born an entrepreneur more than another. Today I am going to give you all the components, characteristics and skills that are supposedly composing entrepreneurial DNA. If you don't have them, don't worry, you can get these skills!
So, if you are planning to start building a startup from scratch
or you want to get better during your entrepreneurial journey but you don't have the confidence and believe you cannot do it: this isn't true! You can do it, everybody can.
Relevant skills for entrepreneurial success
Being a first-time entrepreneur
or becoming an entrepreneur can be a daunting task with many seemingly insurmountable challenges. Needless to say, the task of becoming an entrepreneur is undoubtedly not an easy one. While some people possess relevant capabilities and instincts that make them exceptionally good at entrepreneurial pursuits, others may lack these qualities and capabilities thereby causing them to fail at becoming entrepreneurs ceaselessly until they are totally discouraged from it. This is the reason why people talk about entrepreneurial DNA.
The business world is volatile with many uncertainties and requires bravery and many exceptional capabilities to navigate the terrain. Many may argue that entrepreneurs and business gurus are born with natural capabilities that make them better. While this may be true, I contend that entrepreneurial capabilities just like any other skill or training can be learned, perfected and implemented for success.
With this in mind, we shall explore the full extensity of relevant skills, practices and capabilities that are required for entrepreneurial success: