How to identify a young entrepreneur personality trait
With the help of a survey of over 1,200 entrepreneurs, we asked them what traits they’d look for in a young-founding entrepreneur.
Some of the best ideas come from the younger generation who are taking a step back from the grind and putting their talents to use, while others are coming from those who’ve been working in the industry for a while.
The results are below, with a few of our favorites to share with you.
They’ve been able to use the opportunity to work on something they love.
“I think I’ve seen a lot of younger people go into startups.
I think they’ve been fortunate enough to get a chance to really work on a product they’re passionate about.
So I think that is a big part of the difference.
It’s a way of saying ‘Hey, I’m here and I’m making this happen and I want to be part of this community’.
You get to be involved in something you love and be able to say ‘I want to help people make their dreams a reality.'”2.
They have a passion for the future.
“It seems to me that young entrepreneurs have an ability to see the future and to see what’s next.
And I think it’s a very powerful trait because if you don’t see the next step, you’ll just take a step backward and that can be very detrimental.
So it’s kind of like a stepping stone to something bigger.”3.
They are willing to work hard for their dreams.
“If you look at the founders of these companies who are coming up, they’re working their asses off and they’re not afraid to push their limits.
They want to make the world a better place and that’s why I think this is a great skill to have.”4.
They care deeply about their customers.
“The most important thing I can tell you is that young people are deeply invested in their customers and they care about what they’re doing and they want to get better.
They don’t want to have any regrets and that is the most important part.
I don’t know why so many founders feel that way.”5.
They’re passionate for the industry.
“They’re passionate and passionate about the industry and they love to make something they’re proud of.”6.
They see the need to build a better future for their country.
“There’s an element of patriotism to young people, but also I think a lot comes from a lot that is kind of a patriotic mindset.
It can be the sense of being proud of your country and wanting to be proud of the people in your community.
You don’t necessarily want to feel like you’re the only one, you want to see other people are doing it.
And that’s a big thing for me.”7.
They embrace a community of like-minded people.
“What I’ve found, in my research, is that a lot young people I’ve spoken to, when they hear about other young people that are doing the same thing, they want it to be a bigger movement than it actually is.
And they’re just so excited about what’s happening in the world that they want that to be bigger than just themselves.”8.
They do their best to build positive relationships.
“And I think what I’ve also found is that, if you’re an entrepreneur, you are in an environment where you’re really open to new people.
And there’s a lot more of that in the startup world than in the business world.
And young people don’t really need that.”9.
They feel the need for recognition.
“We’ve talked a lot about the difference between what’s good and what’s not good, but what’s important is that you don, you can be great and you can do good work, but it’s not always going to be enough to make people believe in you.
And if you can work with that, you’re going to have that huge opportunity.
So to see people come up and recognize you, that’s really the greatest thing.”10.
They can see what it’s like to be on the outside looking in.
“In the business, people see a lot in the outside, and a lot inside and a little out.
And a lot is just in the middle, but a lot doesn’t look like it does on the inside.”11.
They aren’t afraid to say “no” to something.
“But I think if you talk to a lot younger people, and they see that the world is a better, more wonderful place because of their efforts, they just know it’s okay to say no.
And in the entrepreneurial world, that is one of the hardest things to do.
But I think in the sense that they can see the world as it is, they can understand why it’s better than it could be, and why they’re making the right choices, and what their next steps are, I think is really a gift.”12.
They know that the future is