The Only Skill Required to be a successful Entrepreneur (of course, there’s a catch)

I dare not. No sir, I don’t. I dare not mention the endless list of lists on the best lists on how to become an entrepreneur, on how to start your business, on how to bootstrap you way to success and on how to save the most amount of money. These topics are covered not only extensively, but in some cases, quite thoroughly to beget any explaining or elucidating on my part. I will just tell you the one thing that all of these books, lectures and seminars will probably not ‘focus’ on, assuming that you already know it. It is that assumption that you probably do not pay attention to. It is the assumption that you are OK with learning.

Are you OK with learning?

Do you know what it is? Do you understand that to actually learn something, your ego has to take a back seat, and you have to admit to yourself and to others that, “I do not know”?

Have you learned how to learn? Do you appreciate what it takes to start your opinion with allegedly lame phrases like, “To the best of my knowledge…” or “In my opinion…”, and then mean it?

It is my understanding that regardless of the fact that you do a job or are self-employed, you can be a great entrepreneur. And to the best of my exceptionally limited knowledge, you do not get to be a great entrepreneur if you do not understand and practice the skill of learning.

Happy learning.

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