What is your entrepreneur genius
Leonardo Da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Babe Ruth and Mozart to name a very few were all considered to be geniuses.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines genius as “great natural ability: remarkable talent or intelligence.”
If you want to become an entrepreneur, what’s your genius or great natural ability or remarkable talent or intelligence?
Is it sales, operations, marketing, finance, managing people, inventing, creating, fitness, motivating, public speaking, endurance, never giving up, numbers, technology or?
The capitalist system is built on products and services. Those that are successful be it in a corporate environment or running their own privately held company will stand out because of their genius or their great natural ability, remarkable talent or intelligence.
If you want to be an entrepreneur, find your genius. Now find out if the market is willing to pay you for your genius and if so, you have a business.
What’s the benefit in knowing your genius?
As the above diagram shows, we spend our time in one of four places. The first is our genius, the second is where we excel, the third is where we are competent and the fourth is where we are incompetent. It is far more productive and rewarding to spend your time in your genius as this is not only where you operate at your highest level, its where things come easy to you, you get the most enjoyment and most important of all, where you generate your greatest ROI or Return On Investment.
Where we excel is also a productive place but it requires a little more effort as things don’t come quite as easy.
Where we are competent is a place that we get things done but we don’t have too much fun, we are not operating at our highest level and we get the job done but it is simply hard work and takes more time than it would for others.
Where we are incompetent speaks for itself. We don’t enjoy the task, it takes far longer than it would for someone else and we simply are not that good at it.
Find your genius and then apply it to the industry that works best for you. Your genius may not be industry dependent. If you embrace helping and caring for people then being a doctor and the medical profession may be for you. If you are not good at numbers or sciences then a doctor may not be the right choice. Dig hard and dig deep and find your genius. Once you work that out, the rest should take care of itself.