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The Psychology of an Entrepreneur: Do You Have What it Takes?

According to Wikipedia, the definition of an entrepreneur is as follows:”The entrepreneur perceives a new business opportunity and often exhibits biases in their perception and subsequent decision to exploit the opportunity. The exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities may include design actions such as to develop a business plan, acquire the human, financial and other required resources, and to be responsible for its success or failure.”

This being said, we come to the conclusion that entrepreneurship, with all of its responsibilities, challenges, possibilities of failure and disappointment, is one very risky venture that still manages to look appealing to people with ideas and eagerness for action. But how can you survive in the tough world of entrepreneurship, without to reach a point of burnout or, even worse – a nervous breakdown?

We have already talked about the role of emotional intelligence in entrepreneurship and here we will talk about the importance of understanding the psychology of entrepreneurship. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

In this article you can find five valuable books, which are great source of information that will help you to find the answer of this question.

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship (SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series)

By J. Robert Baum

Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

By Tony Robbins

Lucky or Smart?: Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life

By Bo Peabody

The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms

By Beth Buelow

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

By Jonathan Haidt]]>

─ January 4, 2016