The ‘popular’ idea of being an entrepreneur - running your own business, being one’s own boss and pursuing your passion to carve a life on your own terms - seems too irresistible to pass… But is entrepreneurship for anyone willing to take the ride?
As a matter of fact, studies have suggested that entrepreneurs are ‘made’ and not ‘born’. It's about developing a set of core abilities and the right mindset!
And as Maria Pinelli, global Vice Chairwoman of strategic growth markets for EY (Earnest & Young) rightly puts it, “Entrepreneurial leaders are defined as much by their early business experience, cultural background and external environment as they are by any innate personal characteristics.”
I’m sure it’s a huge relief to know that ‘Nurture, not Nature’ plays a critical role in developing the ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ for some of us eager to take the ‘journey’- But before we get too excited and jump on the ‘entrepreneurial train’, let's remind ourselves that this path is not a bed of roses…