Is that one of the first words that comes to mind when you think of entrepreneurs?
It is for me.
Maybe I just happen to know some special ones, but I think it’s a common thread running through their veins. You see, most entrepreneurs are usually thinking outside the box. They are so passionate about what they are doing, their passion seems to lead to a natural sharing of knowledge.
Think of it this way: After you’ve seen a great movie, isn’t your inclination to tell everyone about it? To recommend it highly? You can’t really contain yourself because if you received a benefit or enjoyment, you want others to have the same experience. You can’t wait to share.
This same excitement is what I see in entrepreneurs. Whatever their line of business, they are enthusiastic about sharing not only their products but their knowledge with others.
This is surprising to many. It seems there is a misconception that if you are successful you surely got that way by not sharing! I’ve found it doesn’t work that way. The exchanging and sharing of ideas is exactly the reason the successful entrepreneur’s business continues to thrive.
The most successful entrepreneurs are givers. If you notice, their products are created to help others. To solve problems. To make the world a better place. Really. It’s not a cliche.
So, forget what you’ve heard about successful people in general and entrepreneurs in particular. Giving is their motto.
Why not make it yours too!