Perhaps you’ve read stories or participated in discussions as to which gender is the better entrepreneur. Everyone always has a different side and their own take to it, but with individual life experiences and backgrounds, there are a lot of things to consider. Now I could make an attempt to prove which gender is the superior one, like a lot of comparison articles already out there, but I wanted to take a different approach.
Proving it doesn’t serve as a stepping stone for men to grow themselves, instead it steps on a lot of people’s toes as everyone has a different side. Even thought I operate a men’s magazine, which is clearly male focused, I’ve always been about setting the tone for men to better themselves.
With that said, I’ve put together the core fundamentals as to why every man should take the journey towards making an earnest attempt to grow themselves as businessmen. The reality is all men make great entrepreneurs, but it’s going to take some realization and a strong push to reach your passion.
This serves as a reminder that you can, and will reach your personal achievements with hard work. All men have the foundational corner stones for becoming successful, it’s in our DNA, but we just need to bring it out and showcase it to the world. In return, here are a handful of reasons as to why you should take the first step forward towards becoming a businessman and a leader.
Men are driven to demand success and achieve opportunity:
It’s in our competitive nature to force ourselves to achieving victory. As men we’re born with the notion that defeat is not acceptable, unless our pride has clearly been retained through a noble action. As men we force ourselves into putting in the hard work and staying motivation until we reach the reward at the finish line.
Perhaps it’s due to the competitiveness of sports which most men are accustomed to starting at a young age. Factor in that plus the Gladiator movies and at our core we’ve come to understand that men should always aim to be winners. The reality is you can be a winner, but it’s going to take perseverance, acceptance of past failures and a relentless drive to present yourself with nothing but the best.
At the end of the journey what you’ll find is that many studies suggest it’s based upon acquiring women. Granted there are plenty of men who never get married, every male is focused on money, success and power. The biggest factor beneficial for men in this process is the motivation you’ll have towards being financially successful. Most men aren’t modest in their acceptance of being “normal” either, as studies prove we prefer to take more risky approaches towards reaching new peaks in our wealth.
With that said, it brings to me to mention that as a man you will be more inclined to seek investments to grow your business. Our willingness to move forward often allows us to seek assistance when we need it the most. And while taking on an investment to fund our own business or passion, may obligate us to treacherous terms for repayment, what it does do is teach us on the responsibility of keep our word. All men should aim towards making their word a lifetime bond that is never broken, but as we grow ourselves in the process we come to learn and accept this principal in life.
Men have the experience, guidance and know how:
You certainly don’t become a successful business owner overnight without learning the ropes first, but small wins in our past help build our experience. As men we are taught to be great thinkers and leaders, just look at Albert Einstein for example, he failed in many of his experiments, but he was rewarded in the end. Just like his passion for excellence and achievement, all men have a foundational core to reach their goals, and it all begins with smaller, lesser pronounced successes.
When you learned to change a tire for the first time, did you ever consider it to be a building block towards the corner of your success? For most men, if not all of them, something so simple as a tire change has given us insight towards being a better problem solver. In this case we were presented with a problem, a flat tire, and in return we sought out answers to correct it, and achieve a small success with a now, drivable vehicle.
Now think about this for a moment, how many times in life have you been challenged with small obstacles, only to brainstorm ways around them to be successful? The reality is you’ve been doing it all your life, since you were a child! And I think we all forget just how many times we’ve actually won in life, because while small wins, they still help build our know how of getting things done. All of these life skills equate towards us becoming better thinkers, learners and leaders, but as men we need to take a moment to realize them.
Better yet, take a moment to glance at some quotes for men by famous men in history and study their words of wisdom. As men we have all these male leaders who entered the world and left an impression of greatness for the next generation to admire. We know it’s entirely possibly to become a business man, political leader, renowned artist, or sports figure, but it all starts with us taking action upon ourselves.
The reality is you have the background experience and the guidance, but you just need to use it towards reaching your goals. Now you might not have the knowledge or skill set as a fortune 500 CEO at this very moment, but all in due time you can achieve it. All men are primed for success; it’s just a matter of taking the first leap forward and taking it.