The Entreprenuer's Test can measure you strengths up against those of typical entrepreneurs.
"There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses."
George Bernard Shaw
Take the Entrepreneur's Test and compare your results.
People say that entrepreneurs are born, not made. That's not to say that someone who isn't a natural entrepreneur can't run a business, but it's a lot easier to do if you were blessed (or cursed) with the right traits. Compare your characteristics with those of a typical entrepreneur. Rate each question with a 1, 2 or 3. Add up the points and see your results below.
Enter: (1) You rarely do this. (2) You sometimes do this. (3) You always do this.
- You have been getting into trouble since childhood because you always ask "Why?" You can never seem to accept the status quo.
- You always have a better idea, even when you may be wrong. The world around you can't seem to come up with the right solution.
- You can't leave well enough alone. You're always fiddling with things that aren't broken.
- You like to do things for the sake of doing them. You get a reward from the process itself, rather than just from the result.
- You read the instruction manual after the thing is assembled. You can figure it out for yourself, even if you have to go back and fix it.
- You tend to get even, rather than get angry. You leave your options open to come back and fight another day.
- You can't sleep because you're planning your activities for tomorrow. You're preoccupied with anticipating your performance.
- You believe in the "white glove test" for everything you do. You tend to be a perfectionist.
- Your reaction to utter defeat is to look in the mirror, accept it and move on. You believe that losing is part of winning.
- You volunteer for things. You can't resist making your local scout troop the best in the country.
- You're a good buyer of things. You understand that understanding the process of buying is the key to understanding the process of selling.
- You're not afraid that any idea you have may be lousy because you have 10 more waiting in the wings. You're not personally insulted when your solution is proven wrong.
- You work all kinds of crazy hours because you want to. Your hobby is the same as your work.
- You have no patience for people who tell you why it won't work. You know it will work, even though it may take forever.
- Sick days don't make sense to you. You can't seem to understand how anyone can use a sick day as an excuse for not working.
- You'd rather have a percentage of the gross rather than a fixed salary. You like the prospect of getting a lot at the risk of getting a little.
- But mostly, you're someone who sees opportunity every time the sun rises in the morning, and you greet each day as a test of how good you really are, you're lucky enough to call yourself an entrepreneur.
17-24: The Pragmatist: Having any one of the above traits, even to a mild degree, is a good thing. Each trait is considered signs of an independent thinker. But as The Pragmatist, you have learned that success comes from doing what you are told. Consistency and confidence is needed for The Pragmatist to succeed as an entrepreneur. If you scored low, but you have not found satisfaction in your current job or career, call us to see if exploring entrepreneurism is an option for you.
25-33: The Planner: Strong tendencies toward these traits show that you are organized and thoughtful. It also shows a higher degree of curiosity and passion, which is essential for an entrepreneur. Education and support is needed for The Planner. Sign up for our monthly newsletter and invitation list to our free seminars. If you are thinking about breaking out of the job market now, contact us today. We can help you take the next step.
34-42: The Changer: You possess an excellent level of traits displayed by many CEOs and entrepreneurs alike. If you have these strengths, you are seen as a leader in your career. Your drive to be the best has garnered esteem from colleagues. Focus and direction would help The Changer succeed as an entrepreneur. If you've decided that you would like to directly benefit from your drive and persistence, give us a call, and we can discuss your plans.
43-51: The Entrepreneur: With the highest score on the Entrepreneur's Test, it is likely you are either already in business for yourself or have seriously thought about it. You are probably unsatisfied with any career that isn't crafted by your own hand. These entrepreneurial traits will keep you at the top of your game as a business owner, but communication and innovation will keep you moving forward. Give us a call today to see where you are now and where you want to be 10 years from now.