The Entrepreneur Code: The Habits of Creators Review
The journey of an entrepreneur is a long and quite challenging one, but with the right tools and a great team, the challenges will be easily surmounted. There are certain things you need to do if you want to make it big as an entrepreneur, and this is what Ray Brehm’s The Entrepreneur Code book is about.
The entrepreneur code is a book that compiles the wisdom and experiences of many successful people who have overcome the challenges you will face in your entrepreneurial journey. You may think all the millionaires you admire did something magical to thrive, but they reveal in this book that it basically comes down to habit and a healthy mindset.
In fact, you can call entrepreneurship a mind game because almost everyone gets trained for the skills they need to manage a particular business, but who takes care of the mind part? It is just as important!
You have what it takes
Doubts are normal, but what you do about that feeling is what makes the difference in your life as a businessman. This is the most important thing you need to get clear as a beginner because the foundation of your business matters.
The entrepreneur code inspire you to believe in yourself, you have what it takes. There will be times when people you love will question your actions and tell you it’s not possible, but if you believe you have what it takes, you can show them your worth as you keep pushing on. When the results start showing, they will respect your tenacity and even give you more support, but you have to believe in yourself before someone else can believe in you.
You don’t have to quit your job
No matter where you are or the kind of family you come from, it is possible to build your business and still do a great job for someone else’s company. Many people believe this to be a myth, but it is actually true and is even the reality of many successful people you know and admire today.
It wouldn’t be wise of you to quit your source of income to take on a business that is starting from scratch. No matter how great your business idea is, it will take time to grow into what you aim for and you will spend a lot of money and time during this process. Keep doing your job, but make a plan to start a side business as you go on. A lot of people do two jobs, just see your business as your second job and commit yourself. When your business starts earning you substantial profit, you can choose to quit your job if you still want to.
You need a mentor
A lot of people have passed through the things you will encounter in your journey as an entrepreneur. So you don’t have to spend precious time and money making the same mistakes they did.
No matter how smart and dedicated you are, a mentor will always make things better and faster for your business development and personal growth. To find a good mentor, you just need to look for someone that has made it big in the industry you want to join, and then find a way to connect with them. It doesn’t have to be face-to-face; you can use social media to connect with such a person. They are usually open to helping new entrepreneurs because someone did the same for them.
Another way to connect with a good mentor is by building your network. If there is any networking event or a meet and greet around your city, do well to participate. You will meet like minds that will directly or indirectly connect you to a great mentor.
Organize yourself and your assets
If you can’t organize your own personal life, how do you plan to run a company full of different people with varying skill sets? You need to have an organized life before you can think like a creator; it is a sharp indicator that your business will be successful.
Start by getting rid of the common self-sabotaging mindset, and then get the right people to work with you. After you do this, study the industry and your possible competition.
Build with intangible assets
To build your business, you will need assets. As a beginner (and even after you have gathered enough experience) you can build with intangible assets, you don’t need to have a fat net worth before you can start a business. Some intangible assets include your intellect, goodwill, patents, franchise agreement, licenses, copyright, trademarks, etc.
Unlike land, vehicles, and equipment, they have no physical presence in your company, but you need them because they have their own economic benefits which you can use to grow your business.