Interviewed about his new book, Before You Quit Your Job, Robert Kiyosaki compared the mindset and characteristics of employees versus entrepreneurs.
Fear, he says, is what separates employees from entrepreneurs. Employees who have faced down their fears about job security and drawing their next paycheck – willing to fail in order to be free – mark the employee’s mindset from that of an entrepreneur.
What comes first the chicken or the egg?
Although I certainly agree that some people have more natural entrepreneurial tendencies than others, I have experienced just the opposite to be true, as well.
Professionals who have never considered themselves the entrepreneurial sort, once they learn the critical skills necessary for becoming so, begin acting and behaving like entrepreneurs.
Does this mean that individuals who develop entrepreneurial skills, but who choose to work within a corporate setting instead of setting up shop for themselves, somehow lack an entrepreneur’s mindset? Hardly.
Corporate entrepreneurs are made and not born...