Career Advice

The Difference Between Employees and Entrepreneurs

We hear a lot about entrepreneurs these days. If you think an entrepreneur is just a business owner, you are wrong. An entrepreneur is much more than a business owner, although they often do start businesses. An entrepreneur is someone who organizes, starts or runs a business.

Many entrepreneurs start the business just to hand it off to someone else. So what makes them so different from an average employee? The truth is a lot!

Delegate Rather Than DIY

The entrepreneur looks for ways to get stuff off of their to do list and onto someone else's. They know that there are somethings that only they can do well, so they focus on doing those things and let the other stuff fall to others. Employees tend to feel more validated when they are overstretched. They think it makes them look indispensable. Staying busy with busy work that someone else could be doing is not the most effective way to use your time. 

Risk Rather Than Safety

Employees tend to play it safe. They feel that they need the security of their job, they need their money to stay right where it is, so they avoid risk. Entrepreneurs on the other hand thrive on risk. They know how to take smart risks. 

Single Task Rather Than Multi-Task

Scientists have proven that the human brain can only do one thing at a time. Yet many people still try to multi-task. Employees pride themselves on how much multi-tasking they can do. Entrepreneurs like to focus on one thing at a time and do that one thing well. 

These are just some of the reasons that entrepreneurs go on to create some of the most successful businesses. They think differently than employees do. Before you can have different actions, you must have different thoughts. 

Job Find Local October 9, 2019