By: David Brim December 21, 2008
Entrepreneurs have a strong ability to see what other people miss. The best entrepreneurs use this ability to identify opportunities and create a venture(s) that fill a void or improve quality of life in some way. Almost all times the best way to find a potential entrepreneurial opportunity is to become extremely aware of problems you and those around you face, as well as limitations in existing products or services. When everybody else is complaining and thinking about a situation negatively that’s usually a fertile ground for innovation. When you become a problem solver and consistently practice this ability it will start to become natural and you’ll notice things that other people miss, even if it’s right in front of their very eyes.
If you didn’t see the moon walking bear going by the first time that’s ok. The key is to make identifying things others miss a habit so when that potential million dollar opportunity comes moon walking by you can see it and take advantage of it.
In addition to being able to seeing things others miss, I feel the best entrepreneurs have a strong sense of urgency, strong immunity to rejection and the ability to cost effectively bring the best resources together to accomplish their goals.
What characteristics do you feel the best entrepreneurs possess?