This article has been translated from our English edition.
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So you want to hang out with one . It’s a complex path, especially if you’re not starting a business yourself because we have weird habits and strange traits. No panic. Meeting a business owner is great, but there are a few things you need to know.
1. We read A LOT OF about business and personal development
s rarely reach a point where we are satisfied with our personal and professional progress. As a result, our bookshelves are filled with memoirs, autobiographies, and analysis of great innovators, and our online bookmarks are jam-packed with digital books and emotional enhancement tools.
2. Sometimes we find it difficult to “switch off”
For us, work doesn’t stay in the office. We always have things to do and a to-do list that we always attack. It can be difficult to get an entrepreneur to relax.
3. We always think about money
It’s not that we are stingy, but that we try to use our capital wisely. We know more about tax deductions than anyone because everything has to have a strategy.
4. We analyze whether things are worth our time
Since our to-do list is never empty, the last thing we want to do is waste time doing something that is neither fun nor productive. Every item on our agenda is carefully assessed. So if we spend time with you, it’s because we really want to.
5. Definitely do not We work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As business owners, we have to play a number of roles: marketer, content creator, seller, executive, customer service, and the list goes on. Our days barely fit into a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. routine like other professions, which means there is a high likelihood that an entrepreneur will be late (with his laptop) or wake up at dawn to work on a business plan.
6. We ask a lot of questions
s never stop learning. Even if the topic has nothing to do with our business, we are of course curious and ask millions of questions in order to gain as much insight as possible. When you date a business owner, you will be with someone who knows a lot and encourages you to keep learning.
7. We don’t click with lazy people
s tend to surround us with inspiring people in order to stay motivated. We love to share ideas with other entrepreneurs and innovators, especially people who can teach us to work better. Lazy people demotivate us.
8. We are “todologists”.
Remember I mentioned that entrepreneurs always want to learn? The result is that they try everything. A highly motivated person can inspire people with different skills.
9. We live to achieve things
s are constantly working to achieve a goal (many times several at the same time). Every success gives us the impetus to take the next step. Your support in this process will be essential.
10. We are spontaneous
The lack of a 9am to 5pm schedule, constant shifts in responsibilities, and an attitude of getting things done no matter what ensure that there is no dull moment in an entrepreneur. When a good idea comes up we follow it up and hope to take you away.
11. You will learn a lot about entrepreneurship
The stories, successes, and problems your partner shares with you will teach you a lot about their industry. You may not have your own startup in your plans, but the second hand experience makes you an “honorary entrepreneur”.
12. We are very surprised
We return to spontaneity. s, of course, watch out for things that can change the market, so you can expect surprises beyond flowers and chocolates (and we’re usually very wise).
13. It is difficult to explain what we do
Of course, you can say your partner is an entrepreneur, but sometimes you need to clarify the answer. Sometimes you have to say the name of your partner’s business, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it … and before you know it, you’ve talked for more than 10 minutes.
14. You will see movies like this The social network Y. Silicon Valley pirates
s love films that depict the lives of the people they admire. We can see biographical tapes like Jobs or inspiring dramas like Search for happiness.
15. Our feelings are constantly changing
s feed on success and despair when it takes time to arrive. We all go through these changes, but they are often very drastic for business owners. We can be happy in one moment and angry in the other.
16. They should remind us that we are doing too much
Since we are “todologists”, we usually step in as soon as the project reaches our desk. It’s a great way to meet and learn about interesting people, but it can also lead to burnout. So you have to be their safety net.
17. We need a good partner who takes care of us, gives us space, forgives and has fun
Our erratic agendas and dreams of greatness are more complex than many realize. The perfect partner of an entrepreneur supports his goals, gives him space, assigns a lot of work and knows how to use free time. Instead, entrepreneurs give them the whole world.
18. We think of you and we care more than you think
The above reasons mean that not many people can stand meeting an entrepreneur. So if you choose to, you will be much more appreciated. Your love and commitment mean more to us than you can ever imagine.
The life of an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride of emotions. Do you dare to live it?