(…) nearly half of the population (48%) will be independent or have tried independent work in their lifetime by 2021; “even as companies add jobs, a growing number of highly talented workers will choose to work independently to earn more money without having to put up with traditional management structure.
~ Gene Zaino, MBO Partners founder and CEO
Traits of successful entrepreneurs
Successful entrepreneurs have got some traits in common. They are driven by passion, prepared to work their socks off and always striving to make their vision to come into reality.
If you wake up with great ideas you feel really passionate about, that gives you energy, you can’t stop thinking about, you are obsessed to think about how you would put this product or service into the world, your idea has become your sole focus, maybe it is time to take action and to put your ideas into motion.
Next to being Obsessed, there are some other traits that successful entrepreneurs have in common you might recognize yourself in:
Independent: You are passionate about what you are doing, you love to work following your own plans towards your goals. You love the freedom you have got to set your levels of service, quality, and outcomes and to provide them at any given time. And the best is, it gives you the freedom to roam, create, delegate and work when and wherever you want. It gives you the freedom to do what you really want to do.
Problem solver: You see where the problems are, proactively solve them in a way that prevents them from occurring over and over again in order to work efficiently.
Service-minded: You love to give people what they need to enhance their lives, to provide service and information you have got in your mind and are being perfectly skilled for.
Challenge seeker: You thrive on the ecstasy that you feel when you successfully surmounted a challenge.
Realistic: You know you have to cope with the heights and lows when you are on your own. But the uncertainty you will find yourself in when starting a business and exploring the unknown is far from being bored to death in your 9-to-5 job.
Relentless: You developed the ability to take charge of situations and uncertainties. You stand up, count on yourself when times get rough and do whatever is necessary to get back on track, relentlessly. Because you know you have got good reasons why you started in the first place.
The New Independent Workforce
Besides the entrepreneurial traits you might recognize yourself in, global development might be a good reason to work independently. According to the “MBO Partners State of Independence In America” report, nearly half of the population (48%) will be independent or have tried independent work in their lifetime by 2021: “even as companies add jobs, a growing number of highly talented workers will choose to work independently to earn more money without having to put up with traditional management structure.” (CEO Gene Zaino, MBO Partners founder, and CEO).
The business sector has got a growing interest for independent workers. 90 percent of firms have used freelance or contracted talent and it is to be expected that a growing proportion of functions will be outsourced to this labor force (see the Mavenlink’s infographic of the new independent workforce.
Are you ready to break free and take the leap into your own business?