How To Think Like An Entrepreneur, Even When You Aren’t The Boss

Eager to get ahead or make a good impression? Check out these 5 tips to think like an entrepreneur even if you’re not at the head of the table (yet!).

  • Define your values: Think of it this way—if we can’t define what guides our decision making, nobody will. Another added benefit: when you have a familiar understanding of yourself, you can better empathize and communicate with others.
  • Ditch perfectionism: Of course, there’s nothing wrong with aiming high. But constantly striving for perfection and never attaining it can leave us strung out and disappointed. Instead, opt for a balance between what’s ideal and pragmatic.
  • Take calculated risks: Entrepreneurs are often known for being big risk-takers. But the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is the level of calculation and strategy they took beforehand.
  • Redesign your view of failure: Few entrepreneurs make it big without experiencing defeat. But through each business fiasco is another step closer to a winning solution. Failure is, in fact, an option.
  • Let purpose drive action: Purpose is the reason why you do what you do. Once you pinpoint it, everything else falls into place.
  • Protect your energy: Our time is not finite. Therefore, acting with purpose becomes cardinal in achieving entrepreneurial success. Guard your time like the most precious resource you have. Look at what is eating away at your day. Engage with content, people and experiences that will help advance you to where you want to be.

The life of an entrepreneur is dynamic, tireless and often paved with several pitfalls. But without momentum, we can’t get anywhere. Fake it till you make it!