You, like most everyone around you, have a small, distant dream of running your own business — perhaps a sports bar or a bookshop. However, you, like most everyone around you, will never do anything about it. Still, there is a small group of people who aren’t afraid of chasing their dreams, wherever they may lead.
These people are entrepreneurs, and even though you might not be one of them, here’s why you definitely want to hitch your wagon to one of their galloping horses.
1. They Are Confident
By the time you are an adult, you should understand that beauty isn’t everything — confidence is. A person who knows who she is and isn’t afraid of showing it is undeniably sexy.
Entrepreneurs have to be inherently confident individuals, as they are constantly risking it all to make their businesses work. Every once in a while, an entrepreneur’s self-assurance might veer slightly into arrogance, but more often than not, easy confidence is what keeps entrepreneurs (and their partners) successful and happy.
2. They Know How to Handle Finances
Starting a business is expensive, and at the outset, every penny must be accounted for and allocated appropriately. This practice in the work place prepares entrepreneurs for handling their personal finances, which means you never have to worry about your entrepreneur partner going over budget at the store. Plus, when you get serious and combine bank accounts, you won’t ever have to worry about balancing your checkbook again.
3. They Know All the Best New Places
An entrepreneur has to have his fingers at the pulse of the community to understand exactly what his customers want and when. As a result, entrepreneurs tend to know about the cool stuff in town before everyone else, which means your date nights will always be spectacular.
4. They Know How to Make You Feel Good
While entrepreneurs may provide the energy for their various ventures, they usually understand that it is their employees that keep their small businesses running strong. Startups need to keep good employees around, which usually means making them feel positive and motivated. Thus, an entrepreneur knows how to keep other people feeling good, which will keep your spirits up every day.
5. They Go Big
Taking risks is an essential part of being an entrepreneur, since in business the meek rarely survive. When audacity is such an integral part of your partner’s personality, you should start expecting some big, bold displays of affection.
6. They Understand the Value of Hard Work
Most people have dated that person who has a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. It is unendingly frustrating to coerce your partner into doing anything when he is a couch potato. Entrepreneurs don’t have time for such idleness, and they devote nearly every second of their days to doing something productive, whether it is improving their business or helping you clean the house.
7. They Truly Appreciate Down Time
In fact, it is just that devotion to working hard that allows entrepreneurs to be fully grateful for any free time they find. Instead of wasting their off-hours on video games or the internet, entrepreneurs want to get the most out of their time away from work, which usually means a whirlwind romantic experience with you.
8. They Are Competitive and Cooperative
On the one hand, you don’t want a partner who fights you tooth and nail on every issue; on the other hand, you never want to date a pushover. In business, entrepreneurs learn that both competition and cooperation are vital to success, and often, they have a better sense of when each is appropriate in relationships as well.
9. They Solve Problems
All partners — even entrepreneurs — will fight sometimes, but not all partners are equipped with the skills to overcome any problem that comes between them. Entrepreneurs are faced with challenges every day, which means they have experience tackling all sorts of problems from various angles. Sometimes, you and your partner simply must approach the issue a different way to find happy resolution.
10. They Never Give Up
The biggest reason entrepreneurs are different from the rest of us is that they boast an uncrushable spirit. Even when their problems seem insurmountable, entrepreneurs charge ahead without fear. An entrepreneur knows better than to give up on any good thing, including the person he or she loves. Even when times get rough, your partner will stay by your side, no matter what it takes.
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