Entrepreneurial Mindset vs. Employee Mindset

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Recently, an entrepreneur friend of mine shared this with me. Thought I'd pass it along:

Entrepreneurs take full ownership/responsibility for their business
Employees won't take ownership but wants to have a business

Entrepreneurs have a vision and create their own path
Employees listen to and follow the crowd

Entrepreneurs take immediate action
Employees procrastinate due to fear

Entrepreneurs are not scared of mistakes
Employees always worry about what people think

Entrepreneurs have the ability to sell and understand the importance of sales.
Employees don't like sales and/or have the wrong impression of it.

Entrepreneurs are self-motivated
Employees always need someone to get them going

Entrepreneurs have resources and are creative
Employees have limited resources and cannot see outside the box

Entrepreneurs have problems but are solution oriented
Employees have problems but they focus on them
As one millionaire once asked me, "So where do you it in all of this?"
#employee #entrepreneurial #mindset
  • Profile picture of the author extravalue
    Like and thanks. Most probably you need to add one point, Entrepreneurs like to learn and learn all the time, but most don't. They think they should stop learning after leaving from school.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    here is one of the biggest things that separates the mindset .

    the employee..thinks the other person is the one who is a big risk taker ..

    then the other guy sells the business ..and the employee get downsized by the new owner or worse for the employee ..desides he has made enough money ..fires everyone and takes a long vacation seeing many places around the world ..

    while the employee has a hard time finding a new job for the pay he was making..loses his/her health insurance ..loses his/her sense of identity ..and gets plunged into a cycle of boredom depression, rejection, and desperation day after day .. as they do nothing but get rejected over and ovber for a new job
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    So true about the differences between both mindsets. The good thing is that although either one of the mindsets can become habit...with work, effort, and discipline, you can train yourself to change your mindset (preferably from employee to entrepreneur!!!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    Think I might forward this to that negative roommate of mine

    Thanks for sharing Jason!

    YOU are awesome :)

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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    WONDERFUL Jason! I'm going to discuss this today on my blog. It's a good insight into why some people succeed and some never seem to make liftoff
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    • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
      Awesome post!

      As Jim Rohn said:

      "It is not what happens to you that defines your future, what happens to you, happens to everyone - the deciding factor is what YOU do about it!"
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  • Profile picture of the author dchestnut
    These comparisons are true in a general sense, but, based global economic trends, the traditional workplace is forcing employees to think more and more like entrepreneurs. Consider the following quotes:

    "40% is the segment of the U.S. workforce predicted to be independent contractors by 2019, up from 26% today"Source: Time Magazine, May 25 2009

    "In 20 years or so, it's possible that very few people will have jobs as we have come to know them. In place of jobs, there will be part- time and temporary work situations. Organizations will be transformed from a structure built out of jobs into a field of work needing to be done. And these organizations will be essentially made up of "hired guns" --- contingent employees (temporaries, part- timers, consultants, and contract workers) who join project teams created to complete a specific task. When that task is finished, the team disbands." Source: Robbins, Stephen P. (2001) Organizational Behavior (Rev. custom ed., University of Phoenix). Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing

    This says to me that the days of employees just showing up for work and collecting a paycheck are numbered.

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