By Carol Ritter
I generally end my speeches by telling my audience a true story about a multi- millionaire. I ask the audience to guess who I’m talking about. He’s wildly successful, he has reinvented himself several times and he is loved by women of all ages. The guessing begins, always in the running is Donald Trump, then someone will yell out John Travolta, then depending on the audience’s age it could be Johnny Depp or Tom Cruise.
To be an entrepreneur is to be a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. The key words are organizes and risk. So many entrepreneurs are all about loving a product or service, or managing the business but can never jump into the risk pool. It’s a pool filled with gallons and gallons of entrepreneurs, has a sparkling appeal, but at anytime it might turn green. It’s scary sometimes and completely refreshing at other times. But, do you have the guts to jump?
Here are three characteristics of a risk taker:
• They are driven to a point of obsession. They fix problems, move forward and almost believe that if they are not on top of everything everyday they might be out of business.
• They surround themselves with people who are Brighter and smarter than they are, love being with people who can support the process. They aren’t threatened by the best and the brightest.
• They never, and I mean never, let anyone or anything spoil their enthusiasm.
So, you might be wondering who the mystery man is? Three more hints: He is crazy about weight loss. His brand is unmistakable. And if you see him on a television show he’s more than likely the life of the party. It’s Richard Simmons……and his secret to success is that he never allows anyone to spoil his enthusiasm.
Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” still holds true!
Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country. Carol’s creative leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND BETTER LEADERS. www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545 firstname.lastname@example.org Like Carol on Facebook at Caroltalks and CarolCoaches! Carol S. Ritter, Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia