Top 10 Distinctions between Entrepreneurs and Employees
by Keith Cameron Smith

1. Entrepreneurs educate themselves more than they entertain themselves. Employees entertain themselves more than they educate themselves.
What are you doing daily to educate yourself?
What is the habit to adopt?
Commit and get an accountability partner.

2. Entrepreneurs have an empowering perspective of failure. Employees see failure as bad.
Fall in love with mistakes…for they are merely learning experiences. Never get down…just move on. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” Robert Kennedy

3. Entrepreneurs are solution finders. Employees are problem solvers.
Never raise a problem without having possible solutions. Never whine; only win.

4. Entrepreneurs know a little about a lot. Employees know a lot about a little.
Do not become an expert on anyone thing. Hire experts around you and become well-rounded.

5. Entrepreneurs give and receive praise and correction. Employees don’t praise and try to avoid correction.
Fall in love with feedback; what is feedback?
Have a heart of appreciation…for all things.

6. Entrepreneurs say “The buck stops here.” Employees say “It’s not my fault.”
Personal Responsibility is a character of Compassionate Samurai. Being a Victim robs you of any effectiveness…but you know what you get? You get to be right!

7. Entrepreneurs build wealth. Employees make money.
Build an asset… Leverage off others. You have a choice…you either make others dreams come true or make your own.

8. Entrepreneurs fly with eagles. Employees peck around with chickens.
Surround yourself with winners! Your environment is incredibly important. Sorting is critical. Don’t discard people; help those who help themselves.

9. Entrepreneurs look into the future. Employees look into the past.
Keep your eyes on the goal. You can not change the past. Don’t let it control your future. Focus on the problems and they will continue happening “As a Man Thinketh…”

10. Entrepreneurs take risks because of faith. Employees play it safe because of fear.
“Better safe than sorry” WRONG! Take risks. Winners take risks…why? No fear.

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