What is the mindset of the entrepreneur? And what is an entrepreneurial mindset? Some thoughts:
- Can I build it and design it myself? Rather than buying it, we have much more pride in building it, and designing it ourselves.
- It doesn’t matter that much to be unique or different, the more important question is whether we are passionate about it or not. For example, since high school and college, when I discovered that photography was my passion, I like the idea that maybe I could make photography my living. However, I actually did not think it was possible. Therefore the pragmatist in me strove towards marketing instead, which I knew would be much more secure as a profession. There has been many photographers who have come before me, yet I was able to pay my own unique way, combining my interests and expertise in sociology, marketing, social media, blogging, education, and the Internet. Therefore, my desire to be a photographer was not unique, but it was my passion. No need to be different.
- Producer mindset over consumer mindset: are supreme joy isn’t producing and creating, rather than buying it. I call this producerism.