We are not tired of talking about the empires we are building, and we are looking for people who are willing to hear to us for becoming an entrepreneur.
So you want to hang out with an entrepreneur. It is a complicated road, more if you are not starting a business yourself because we have strange habits and unusual characteristics. Do not panic. Going out with an entrepreneur is great, but there are some things you should know.
1. Sometimes it is hard for us to “quit.”
For us the work does not stay in the office. We always have things to do and a list of earrings that we are always attacking. It can be hard to convince an entrepreneur to relax.
2. We are always thinking about money.
It is not that we are stingy, but we try to use our capital wisely. We know more about tax deduction than anyone because everything has to have a strategy.
3. We read A LOT about business and personal development.
Entrepreneurs rarely reach a point where we are satisfied with our personal and professional progress. As a result, our booksellers are full of memories, autobiographies and analysis of great innovators and our online bookmarks are full of digital books and emotional enhancement tools.
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4. Analyze if things deserve our time.
Because our to-do list is never empty, the last thing we want is to waste time on something that is not enjoyable or productive. Each issue on our agenda is carefully rated. So if we spend time with you, it is because we want to do it.
5. We ask lots of questions for becoming an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurs never stop learning. Even if the subject does not have to do with our business, we are naturally curious and ask millions of questions to get the most knowledge possible. When you go out with an entrepreneur, you will be with someone who knows a lot and who will motivate you to continue learning.
6. We positively do not work from 9 am to 5 pm.
Business owners need to cover some roles: marketers, content creators, marketers, leaders, customer care, and the list goes on. Our days hardly fit into a routine from 9 am to 5 pm like other professions, which means that it is very possible to see an entrepreneur late (carrying his laptop) or to wake up at dawn to work on a business plan.
7. We do not ‘click’ with loose people.
Entrepreneurs tend to surround us with inspiring people to keep our motivation. We love to ‘bounce’ ideas with other entrepreneurs and innovators, especially with individuals who can teach us how to work better. Loose people discourage us.
8. You will learn much entrepreneurship.
The stories, triumphs, and problems that your partner shares will teach you a lot about your industry. Maybe it is not among your plans to have your startup, but the second-hand experience will make you an “honorary entrepreneur.”
9. We live to achieve things.
Entrepreneurs are always working towards a goal (often several at a time). Each achievement gives us the impetus to take the next step. Your support in this process will be indispensable.
10. We are spontaneous.
The lack of a schedule from 9 am to 5 pm, constant changes in responsibilities and the mentality of doing things no matter what happens ensures that there is a boring moment with an entrepreneur. When a good idea arrives, we pursue it and hope to take you with us.
11. We think of you and interest you more than you think.
The above reasons do not cause many people to hang out with an entrepreneur, so if you decide to do it, you will be much more appreciated. Your love and dedication mean more to us than you could ever imagine.
12. We are ideal for surprises.
We return to spontaneity. Entrepreneurs naturally pay attention to things that can change the market, so you can expect surprises beyond flowers and chocolates (and we tend to be very good).
13. We are ‘todólogos.’
Remember that I mentioned that entrepreneurs always feel like learning? The result is that they try everything. A highly motivated person can inspire people with different skills.
14. It is hard to explain what we do.
Sure, you can say that your partner is enterprising, but sometimes you will have to elaborate more on the answer. Sometimes you have to say the name of your spouse’s business, what he does, why he does it … and before you know it, you will have spoken for more than 10 minutes.
15. We need a partner who is good for looking after us, giving us space, forgiving and having fun.
Our erratic agendas and dreams of greatness are more complicated than many belief. The perfect partner of an entrepreneur supports his goals, gives him space, forgives for working hard and knows how to take advantage of free time. Instead, the entrepreneurs will give the whole world.
16. Watch movies like The Social Network and Pirates of Silicon Valley.
Entrepreneurs love those kinds of movies that portray the lives of the people they admire. We can see biographical tapes like Jobs or inspirational dramas like In search of happiness.
17. Our emotions change always.
Becoming an entrepreneur we feed on success, and we despair when it takes to arrive. We all go through these kinds of changes, but they are usually very drastic for business owners. We can be happy one moment and angry at the other.
The life of an entrepreneur is a wave coaster of emotions. Do you dare to live it?