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Entrepreneurial Traits: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 5

Vision

Vision is different for everyone, of course, but the fact that you have a vision already sets you apart from the masses. Visionaries are seldom understood and even more seldom accepted. People with vision, such as entrepreneur’s, see into the future something that others cannot see. They see the use of their product or service that will benefit many and change the way things are done and/or seen. Fortunately, for a PDR Technician, you are at the starting gate of an industry that has only just begun to come into itself. You have the opportunity, depending on where you live, to introduce a concept that people have unknowingly thought of but could never put there finger on. How many times have you yourself heard the grumblings of a friend, family, or even overheard conversations, regarding the need to replace an entire panel on their car because of a little dent? It’s out there, believe me, and you now hold the key to their unanswered question. You are able to offer a solution that scratches that itch. You are a PDR Technician, you have arrived and it is because of your vision. All that’s left is for you to embrace it, run with it, finally, change the world as we know it, and simplify the life of those that struggle with it.

Vision is one of the defining traits of entrepreneurship is the ability to spot an opportunity and imagine where others haven’t. Unfortunately, visionaries/entrepreneurs will often times face naysayers, this happens because they have their finger on the pulse of change and change, bad or good, is difficult for others to accept.  Now that you are a qualified and certified technician, you need to force the change that others reject. It’s your future.

There are three more traits to cover, be sure to follow our feed here at “King of Car Care”.

Entrepreneurial Traits: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 4

Tolerance of Uncertainty

This is a trait that is going to take every last ounce of braveness that you can muster. There’s nothing to fear but fear itself will become your daily/hourly mantra. You have to rise above the fear and make your mark in this huge world of ours. If you are not willing to face your fears and climb out of its paralyzing power, then becoming an entrepreneur may not be for you, as this is not for the faint of heart. Becoming an entrepreneur requires a sense of presence and a self-assured existence. You have to know that there is just no possible way that you can fail.

You must learn to be tolerant of uncertainty, tolerant of ambiguity, and tolerant of that which you cannot touch. Your vision has to be set, and this in spite of what tragedy may be happening around you. When life kicks you in the guts and you almost have not even the desire to breathe, this is when you call on that strength buried deep within. You must know, without a shadow of a doubt that no matter what, you’re staying, you’re unmovable, and you’re going to see this through to completion.

There are many stories of entrepreneurs who have endured great pain and loss and still succeeded. There is one in particular that I heard that has stuck with me for many years.  You know that saying about how there is always someone who has it worse than you? We all know it, and yet, when we have our trials, that is the farthest thing from our minds. This entrepreneur that I am speaking of is a woman, she lost her brother suddenly and soon thereafter her husband as well. Seeped deep in sorrow in a way that many have never known, she found the strength to stay with her failing business and within two years cleared $98 million. You must dig deep.

If looking to speak to someone about your business as a PDR Technologist, why not go back to the school that helped you get to where you are.“King of Car Care”, we’re still here for you.

Entrepreneurial Traits: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 3

Passion

Passion is that thing that sets you apart from the masses. It’s deep inside and drive’s a person to do things that they never thought possible. It bubbles over with great anticipation for anyone and everyone who will listen. It can be likened to a baby Christian sharing the Word with everyone he or she passes on the street. It knows no boundaries and exceeds every great moment in time up to this point. A person simply cannot stop the gushing that ensues.

This elated feeling is what helps you through every doubt and fear that presents itself to the great dragon of Passion. As a PDR Technician, you will want to bottle this passion especially as it pertains to the days that you feel like you got hit right between the eyes and you consider quitting. This is the place where genius breeds.

If you truly have a passion for what you do, then you will never feel like you have gone to work each time you go out to do a job. In addition, you will look at your work like art, because that is truly what it really is. Using PDR Technology is an art form. It takes the hands of a true artist to feel, see, and know where the dent is and how to finesse and massage it back to perfection. It takes a trained eye to see what needs to be done to create a masterpiece. Not everyone gets it, but you do, and that’s all that matters.

Unleashed to your own devices, you can change the world, one dent and one car at a time. We at “King of Car Care” , take great pride in our part of your passion. You could say that we fuel it with each day of your training. We shape it and mold it with each great success that you accomplish within the classroom environment. You’re Welcome.

Entrepreneurial Traits: Do You Have What It Takes? Part 2

Tenacity

Becoming and entrepreneur is easily compared to an uphill run, you have to be willing to push through obstacles, live with uncertainty, and avoid the urges to throw in the towel. You have to envelope perseverance, persistence, determination, commitment, resilience, and of course tenacity.

You also need to be willing to look failure in the eye, sometimes daily, and determine that because you failed at this particular idea doesn’t mean that you or your original thinking makes you a failure. You simply need to pull up the boot straps and keep trying. Giving up is failure, changing or reinventing is success. Unfortunately, sometimes, those trials mean that you have to give up what you’ve built, like your company, and start over from scratch. Don’t let failure define your life or its course.

 

Taking risks is the backbone of any entrepreneurial venture. You have to have the mindset, going in, that this has just as much of a chance to fail as it has to be successful. Failing builds character and is a lot like a baby learning to walk. You will fail, to one degree or another. How you get back up is what shapes and molds you. Just like in Greek Mythology, Sisyphus, who was a greedy king, was doomed in Hades to roll a huge stone up the hill only to have it roll all the way back down each and every try. I’m certainly not accusing you of being greedy, even though I don’t think that’s a bad trait while trying to grow your business, I’m saying yes, just like Sisyphus, you will quite often feel the same way. All of your efforts are thwarted no matter how hard you try. This describes the first couple of years as you build your business. Do you think you have the stick-to-it-iveness to carry on in-spite of the pitfalls? It’s gumption, way down deep in the pit of your stomach. Dig in and you Will Succeed!

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Entrepreneurial Traits: Do You Have What It Takes? Part I

There are seven recognized entrepreneurial traits that are necessary for you to experience success. We will cover each in its own post so you will need to follow our feed to be alerted to when a new trait is added. For now, it’s important to know that here at “King of Car Care”, we work very hard to help you to realize your full potential and to harness your new found talent. We have prepared an entire section of your courses specifically dedicated to business development. So you not only learn a new trade but you learn how to strategically market and brand it, which will set you up for success.

Now for some entrepreneurial facts: It is well accepted by Scholars, business experts, and venture capitalists that entrepreneurs are not defined by grade point averages, personality types, or social economical surroundings. In fact, contrary to what has been previously thought, you don’t have to be a Type A, which is an overachieving workaholic, nor do you need to be an extrovert. Elana Fine, managing director of the University of Maryland says that “Type A’s don’t take the risks to be entrepreneurs,” adding that the same goes for straight-A students. “Very often it’s C students who become entrepreneurs.”

In fact, it has been discovered during a research study under the title “The Big Five Personality Dimensions and Entrepreneurial Status”, that entrepreneurs collectively have different personality traits than that of corporate managers. Entrepreneurs score much higher on traits such as openness, meaning curiosity and innovation as well as self-discipline and motivation. Best of all? Entrepreneurs score far, far lower on neuroticism which for you means that you are better equipped to manage and tolerate stress.

This is Part I of an 8 part series so you will definitely want to follow us to learn what entrepreneurial traits you need to be working on and what they mean. See you soon.

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