Having a 5-year plan and sticking to it may sound like what all successful entrepreneurs do, but here’s a surprise – becoming opportunistic is also crucial to your growth. Most young entrepreneurs struggle with having a concrete plan when they can get started and flourish well without it. Kimberly Torres is a 7-figure entrepreneur who is a day trader, but this is not what she had planned for her life when she started earning. She was just a nurse working industriously on minimum wages and had nothing great coming her way.
Kimberly’s life took some surprising turn of events when she started developing an entrepreneurial mindset and became a strong opportunistic person who would grab any slightest chance to grow with both her hands. Now she is going bullish on the stock market, and all thanks to her personality-development and a changed approach that pushed her to become a better version of herself when she’d rather receive her paycheck and live a quiet life. She suggests some ways through which you can also become opportunistic; read on to know-how.
Never say never to experiences
An opportunistic entrepreneur is one who embraces the spontaneous nature of new experiences and doesn’t stick to only what they like doing or ace at doing. “So when you are offered a new experience, like learning a new skill, going on some hike, or joining a group of friends on their start-up brainstorming session, don’t abandon the idea immediately. Think of it as a new opportunity that could potentially lead you towards a new career opportunity. What if you find out that you’re great at strategic problem solving, right? Or that you have a knack for trekking,” advises Kimberly.
At the end of the day, exploring new verticals of the world will end you up with more knowledge and a fresh experience that you will look back to. It triggers creativity and helps you think beyond the standard measures of doing a job.
Don’t cling to comfort
“Back in 2014, I was offered a Stock Market job when I was working for a meager salary. I discarded it with a thought that it’s too good to be true,” says Kimberly. She suggests that you must never hold-on to your comfort and question that opportunity with tight scrutiny. To get somewhere, you have to leave from one place, and that requires you to step out of your cozy, comfortable spot that you’ve built for yourself. “Later, I realized that I deserve better and started working endlessly to build the second opportunity for myself,” says Kimberly as she emphasized more on embracing new challenges.
Perfection is an oxymoron
When you’re presented with a new opportunity or if you’ve created it for yourself, you are likely to be new at it. Don’t beat yourself up for not being the best at doing that job. You are relatively new at it, and time has its own concerns. Expecting oneself to be adept with a new skill can often be unrealistic.
Becoming a go-getter isn’t an activity that you can just get-up and perform. It’s a mental evolution of your thoughts, ideas, and perception of how you define success and move towards it. Working on that mindset is crucial because when you restrict your ideas, you block the way for new opportunities to come and knock on your door. Also, don’t wait for someone to offer you a breakthrough – become the seeker and actively create new possibilities that will lead you to new opportunities.