Michael Rubin. Sir Richard Branson. Oprah Winfrey.
What do they have in common?
They’re fiery. They love challenges. They take risks.
And they all are serial entrepreneurs.
As per top google search (from Cambridge dictionary),
“A serial entrepreneur is someone who starts several businesses over a period of time.”
Pretty cool, eh!
But that ain’t so easy mate.
Here are the most amazing 7 characteristics of serial entrepreneurs.
Read on, and identify their awesomeness.
No. No. You misunderstood.
This is a different kind of restlessness. It spans over 3 years, 4 years or more. It doesn’t allow the serial entrepreneurs to just reap the fruits from their current startup. But it motivates them to keep engaging in new ideas, constructing a long streak of legacy.
Now the world is not all rosy and cozy. People will tell ya’ that restlessness is a bad thing. It is if you can’t control it or if it won’t let you concentrate for sustaining an idea. It helps you to be open to your ideas, and be able to experiment with them.
You can even get confused because of the norms which brand restlessness as B.A.D. It’s not. It just means you have more ideas.
So it’s a good idea to be restless. But before that, make sure that your current idea/startup is growing. Else, you’ll be jumping the boats in search for what you can’t comprehend- like mermaids.
Taming the time
Although restless, these guys know very well the importance of time management. They do it day in and day out.
This is very important.
Time management not only lets you realize and organize important things but makes room for them too. It allows them (and YOU!) to spend time on what you’re doing now while reserving some of it for you to think of other ideas as well. Remember mate-
Time and tide, wait for none. Tweet!
Curiosity killed the cat, but not these guys
These guys are tough. Curiosity, for them, is a way of life, kinda like a third eye. It provides them a different worldview altogether.
They challenge the status quo, they fight the norms to bring out something better in and around them.
They are always on the look for an opportunity, and are more interested in the HOWs, WHYs, and WHATs instead of IT’S DOING FINE. Remember, the first step towards identifying an opportunity is to be curious enough to go on a hunt.