Scott Cathcart

Entrepreneur | Impact Investor | Triathlete

Adaptability in an Entrepreneurial World

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is no easy task. It requires a lot of work, no guarantees, and much less sleep than you’re used to. There are countless tips and pieces of advice from successful entrepreneurs out there that tell hopeful self-employed workers which way to look and how to view situations. The following article is designed to focus on the adaptability of entrepreneurs and how to never let your feet stop running. Enjoy the article and please feel free to share!

Focus and Energy:

Focusing on the right activities at the right time is a critical skill to master. Knowing when to work on one item rather than another will make for better work flow and allow you to prioritize specific tasks and move seamlessly between items on your to-do list. Working with focus and efficiency has great benefits and has been shown the raise levels of personal accomplishment, further motivating the entrepreneur. Staying energetic and staying focused are great steps to furthering a business.

Recognize an Opportunity:

A lot of successful entrepreneurs seek out uncertain projects and try to view all the opportunities on the table to turn the project around and become successful. With greater risk, greater profit is also yielded. It is easy to focus all of one’s energy on existing business concepts and operations but it take a special kind of entrepreneur to see an opportunity where most would over look it. It is also critical for an entrepreneur to hedge their bets on an opportunity by preparing their business in the event of the opportunity turning in a negative direction rather than becoming a positive addition to the organization.

Sense the Signals:

Adapting to current events and emerging scenarios are what separate good entrepreneurs from the bad ones. Not being surprised by events is so important because you’ll be able to properly prepare and make sure your business and employees can handle the events to come. Keeping your head on a swivel and recognizing a changing landscape allows you as an entrepreneur to become successful and grow where as other CEOs may be too focused on day-today tasks and end up regretting not keeping their eyes open.

Seizing a New Path:

Similar to recognizing an opportunity and sensing external signals, seizing a new path will allow your company to grow and not sit stagnant. By remaining stagnant a business will plateau and will get overtaken by a competitor who found the new path towards growth and revenue. Take a look at Blockbuster and Netflix. Netflix found a new path that Blockbuster chose not to pursue and effectively drove them out of business and acquired a massive market share within their respective space.

People are Key:

Each and every great entrepreneur is history would agree that the people they surrounded themselves with played a pivotal role in their success. Each company that started out small and made it big gave their employees opportunities to grow and succeed. Recognizing talent and allowing it to not only grow further but harnessing it to help build your company even more is something that cannot be overlooked.


Thank you for reading!

Scott Cathcart

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