Do You Have That Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Take this quick quiz to find out!

Answer each question True or False:

1. I often need a push to get started in the morning.
 
True
False
2. I don’t like taking directions from others.
 
True
False
3. At the end of the day, I like to put thoughts of work aside and concentrate on my hobbies.
 
True
False
4. I can make decisions quickly and without too much worry about the outcome.
 
True
False
5. I don’t have much patience when things don’t go my way.
 
True
False
6. I’m one of those people who enjoys keeping track of things, filing and record-keeping.
 
True
False
7. For some reason, people usually don’t trust me until they know me better.
 
True
False
8. I would just as soon let others take charge.
 
True
False
9. I’ve been told that I am a good motivator.
 
True
False
10. I prefer not to work directly with people.
 
True
False

If you answered True for questions 2, 4, 6, and 9, and False for all the others, you can claim a healthy entrepreneurial spirit. Otherwise, maybe you should think again.

Self-employed people succeed most often if they are entrepreneurs. That means they like to take charge. They’re decisive, diligent, good with people, talented at organizing and persuasive. The most successful are also persistent and incredibly hardworking. If you don’t have all these qualities, you need to team up with someone who has the ones you’re missing.

From I Need a Job—Now What? by Janet Garber (Silver Lining Books).

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