Having the guts to take the plunge into entrepreneurship rather than taking the safe path of a corporate job where someone else holds the reins (and risk) isn’t an instinct one needs to be born with, argues Anthony K. Tjan et al at Fast Company, but a trait that can be learned through self-reflection, practice and experience.
Here are a few points about having the guts it takes to succeed in the business world, adapted from their book Hearts, Smart, Guts and Luck:
- Guts give business-builders the courage to make things happen, stick with it, and remain confident against all odds.
- Guts-driven entrepreneurs aren’t fearless; they just know how to cope with, and maybe even thrive in, uncomfortable environments.
- It takes guts to start something. The guts to initiate empowers us to take a leap of faith despite an uncertain future.
Full story at Fast Company.
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