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Attain entrepreneurial mindset for success

You are the CEO of your own enterprise by default so live that thinking every dayImage Credit: Supplied

Have you realized that as employees we are all entrepreneurs by default? We are like the CEO of our own range of services that we provide to our employers, and get compensated with financial values accordingly, irrespective of what our job titles are or who signs our paychecks.

The reason why many people do not go beyond certain heights in their profession even after a long period is that they do their jobs with an “employee mindset.” They focus on the number of hours each day and getting their paycheck. They gauge their paycheck with the amount of efforts they put into their work and do not stretch beyond the call of duty.

But there is another breed of professionals who do their jobs with an “entrepreneurial mindset.” They always keep their eyes open and their minds active to seek challenging projects where they may volunteer themselves to learn more. They are creative, skilled, confident and disciplined enough to seize opportunities that present themselves on the way. They are not hooked with the concept of a nine-to-five job, thus, they become company assets, giving more contributions and success.

If you are interested in attaining that “entrepreneurial mindset,” always force yourself to see the future in the present so that you will find ways to take advantage of any challenging situations or projects rather than be burdened by them.

As you know, being an entrepreneur means always taking full responsibility and finding ways to keep yourself actively working towards your dreams.

Don’t get illusioned by the job title that appears on your official visiting card. You are, by default, the CEO of your own enterprise so attain that mindset towards greater success.

Handy Hints
• Focus on what you can do more in a day for the business
• Always seek more challenging opportunities to learn more
• Create objectives and work actively towards attaining them

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Source: Kamran Ahmed Siddiqui, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is a Training Manager in a major Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company