Episode 211, Should You Take The Entrepreneurial Leap? With Gino Wickman

How do you know if you’ve got what it takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur? Should you take that Entrepreneurial leap?

Roland talks today with Gino Wickman, the Founder of EOS Worldwide. He is also the author of the award-winning best-selling book, Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business, Rocket Fuel, How To Be A Great Boss, What The Heck is EOS, and Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes To Become An Entrepreneur?

Roland talks to Gino today about how he’s helping Entrepreneurs in the making and what drives him to do that.

“I want to impact a million entrepreneurs in the making, which will indirectly sell a million copies of this book. And if you understand how books work, there’s not much money in that. This is about making an impact on the world.” Gino Wickman

The Six Essential Traits Of A True Entrepreneur

If you have these traits, then odds are, you’re an entrepreneur, and I’ll go one step further and say that you are born with those traits. They can not be taught. And so they’d been with you your whole life.” Gino Wickman.

  1. Visionary.
  2. Passionate.
  3. Problem solver.
  4. Driven.
  5. Risk-taker. 
  6. Responsible.

“That’s one of the indicators is that every time you get knocked down, you just keep getting back up. It’s insanity, what entrepreneurs do, but we just keep getting back up because we’re so passionate about it”. Gino Wickman

Listen today For, 

• Should you go to college if you’re clearly built to be an Entrepreneur?

That’s what’s important with my story is I was a fanatic about learning. I just needed to figure out how to learn my way. Since I was about 23 years old, I’ve always spent 5% of my gross income on education. I’ve spent enough money in the last 30 years to pay for a college MBA four times over!” Gino Wickman.

• What drives Wickman to help Entrepreneurs in the making.

As I created this content, I was constantly thinking about my 18-year-old self, who was lost, confused. I was a mislabeled derelict, insecure, and I just didn’t know. I knew College wasn’t for me, and I knew I wanted to go make money. And so if I had this kind of help, sooner, I do believe I would have had a bigger jumpstart.” Gino Wick-man

• How to narrow down the type of Entrepreneur you’re suited to be.

• The most insidious mistakes entrepreneurs make (and the one that was his biggest challenge).

I am a terrible hire of people. I figured that out at like 28 running the family business when I took that over, but I love everybody. Everybody looks good to me. And so what I learned to do is just have a committee of people that do the hiring for me”. Gino Wickman.

Plus, The 8 Disciplines For Greatly Increasing Your Odds Of Success

1. Clarifying your vision. 

2. Deciding if you are a partner person.

3. Knowing that the bigger the problem you solve in the world, the more successful you will be.

4. Getting feedback from customers and clients early and often. 

5. Know that your first plan will not be your final plan. 

6. Work hard, really hard. 

7. Take criticism and doubt from others with a grain of salt. 

8. ‘See it’ every night.

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