Have you ever thought that President Trump might have things in common with some of the great men in US History—like Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Hamilton, William Penn and even Christopher Columbus?
They all have a significant number of characteristics of the TRUE Entrepreneur. But first, I want to make a distinction between a business entrepreneur and what I call the True Entrepreneur.
The Business Entrepreneur does due diligence before jumping into a business. They do research, some feasibility study and a biz plan before they decide to jump.
A TRUE entrepreneur sees a problem or a detail that others tend to miss, and they can jump in and create a multi-million dollar business from it, or fail with great gusto. It’s been speculated that about 13% of the US population are True E’s.
There is a list of characteristics that include:
And there are 10 others in the list (see video for complete list https://youtu.be/3GIvKqpTv6E). A significant number of these characteristics fit many great leaders in our history, you can decide how many of these characteristics fit President Trump.
As an Executive and Life Coach since 2001, I’ve coached a lot of entrepreneurs, and I can add a few things to this list.
The TRUE Entrepreneur
NOTE that some would observe that in the recent decades, our country shifted from an attitude of playing to win to an attitude of “playing not to lose.” Think of this difference: If you’re playing to win, how will you play the game, if you’re playing not to lose, how will you play the game?
The big thing to remember is that the True Entrepreneurs do not come with warning labels, operator’s manuals or antidotes. Don’t expect consistency, stability and a steady pace. Remember that stress, risk and overload bring out their best. And if you have a True Entrepreneur in your life…try to enjoy the adventure.
If you want to know more about the Psychological makeup of the entrepreneur, the book I quoted earlier with the 16 characteristics is titled: The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between a Little Craziness and a Lot of Success in America by John D. Gartner, PhD
And if you are an Entrepreneur, or want to know more about working with an Entrepreneur—or if you’re already trying to work with one, you might need a coach, so get in touch with me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is Coach Mack Arrington, wanting for you to BE, DO and HAVE more of what you really want in your life.
See the video at: https://youtu.be/3GIvKqpTv6E