What is an entrepreneur?
There are many hardliners that define an entrepreneur as someone who exclusively creates or develops a new business. However, it can be said that an entrepreneur is simply someone who runs his/her own business. In a broader scheme, an entrepreneur can refer to a person who uses their industry knowledge to create new opportunities for themselves and is especially relevant to Life Planners.
Why an entrepreneurial mindset is important for Life Planners?
An entrepreneurial mindset refers to a certain way of thinking. It is about the way in which you approach challenges and how you view mistakes as well as circumnavigate setbacks when starting or running a business. It is about an inherent need to improve your skill set and to keep trying even when met with adversity. Many Life Planners have successfully fast tracked their careers. View the video in the link below to learn how Sam made huge difference in people’s lives and how AIA Elite Academy prepared him to jump into a fast-growing industry.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sc_mySq7dQ
Starting out on your own is never simple and it is in fact quite scary. If you are starting a career as a Life Planner, you will be running your own business and while challenges are inevitable as with any type of business, an entrepreneurial mindset will help you to succeed. The first step lies in recognising that anyone, anywhere has the potential and the opportunity to succeed as an entrepreneur. If you are toying with the idea of becoming a Life Planner, there are several ways you can use to start developing the right mindset:
1. Recognise opportunity
The first step to becoming a successful Life Planner is learning how to recognise opportunity when it presents itself. A successful entrepreneur also seeks out opportunities not just for themselves, but also for others. A successful entrepreneur will look for creative ways to carve out new opportunities. Learn how Yuen Yee explored many of her interests, from fashion to photography, trying to find a career that was meaningful, but it was AIA Elite Academy that gave her what she was really looking for.
View the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvzrUbA4I-0
2. Collaborate actively
Successful entrepreneurs rarely work in silos – instead, they collaborate with others and learn from them. This can be achieved by seeking out mentors and coaches who have successfully achieved their goals as Life Planners. Successful entrepreneurs are also not afraid to share their ideas and strategies with others and evaluate contrasting perspectives.
3. Stay passionate for success
Entrepreneurial passion is an important contributor to success and is it is known that entrepreneurs who convey passion can be more persuasive, motivated, and have better success in achieving their goals. Passion is critical to an entrepreneur’s success as it drives every decision. In fact, a lack of passion will instead come across as inauthentic and manipulative.