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10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Are Great Partners

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10 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Are Great Partners

Entrepreneurship and love are interrelated and complement each other always.You might be wondering how, let me explain to you the nuances of entrepreneurship that aids in dealing with the paradoxes of love. Here we go.

They take risks

“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand Adventure was about to happen” – A.A. Milne

They simply do any kind of adventure just to win you over. They never slog when the time comes, they simply plunge upon, be it planning the date and talking to your parents, moving together and making plans for the future – they never hesitate to act as they are risk takers by choice.

They are passionate

“The passion never dies because the commitment never ends.” – Anonymous

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They are passionate of life which makes them passionate of love by default. They love you to the core, as their commitment is eternal. Whatever they do, be it bringing the flowers, preparing the meal, kissing, hugging, caressing – the passion is evident and real.

They never quit

“Feeling don’t walk away, people do” – Anonymous

Entrepreneurs never quit – life teaches them to act so, even when the darkest times probe them – they simply work out the way. Their love towards you comes with a lifetime guarantee. They never start the relationship if they don’t want to, once they do; they never quit. So count upon them, you will never regret.

They persevere

“Falling in love was simple; one had only to yield. Digesting another person, however, and sustaining love, was bloody work, and not a soft job” – Hanif Kureishi

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Love is hormonal initial, fluctuating in the middle and stable at the end. One has to have a lot of perseverance to reach culmination in love. And entrepreneurs have that enough to sustain love – simply because that’s what they do on daily basis. They might not love the hard times in a relationship, but they do love their partners despite everything.

They are eternal optimists

“For every dark night, there is a brighter day”– Tupac

In every conflict, they set out be optimistic. They always see the glass half full because they simply believe in – “what you focus is what you get”. Even when they are sailing in the storming relationship, they just wait for the sun. So try to tease them, provoke them, and probe them to be negative – You simply fail for they believe in love and are absolutely optimistic about it.

They are brave enough

“Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known” – William Shakespeare

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Timid souls never venture into entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are brave enough to pursue anything they believe, so it is hard to restrain them, it’s not that they are born brave; it’s simply meant that they have conquered their fears. They won’t wait for you to call, or play smart – they are vulnerable enough to express their feeling and it takes guts to be vulnerable.

They believe in the greater good

“Man can receive no greater gift than this, that he rejoice another’s heart” – Anonymous

Entrepreneurship is in a way finding the solutions to the problems of mankind. Love is a conflict, tiffs are perennial – having a partner with the mindset of entrepreneur is very much essential to believe in love despite all the conflicts. As they believe in the greater good, they wait till love reaches fruition.

They simply give

“The secret of receiving lies in the spirit of giving” – Anonymous

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The Universal law of giving states that, if you give unconditionally without any ulterior motives, it will come back to you. They know the fact and they simply give, for they never run out of abundance. Remember, only an abundant heart can share love not an empty one.

They rarely complain

“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.”  –  Jaachynma N.E
If the conflict in love persists, they never complain – they just discuss. Complaining is the mere whining act to achieve nothing, they know it by heart and they act instead to change the situation. You will be saved form constant nagging nevertheless you feel secured in their presence. Entrepreneurship has taught them to act not to complain and they practice it daily, when it comes to love – they do the same.

They love you

“I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home” – Dorothy L. Sayers

Loving passionately is the finest attribute that entrepreneurs have. They always tend to see what they have as a gift and what they miss as an opportunity. They never say they love you because they need you, they simply say they need you because they love you. Love them in return for they hold miracles only for you.

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10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

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10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

We all fall into the trap of judging a person’s character by their appearance. How wrong we are! All too often, the real character of the person only appears when some negative event hits them or you. Then you may see a toxic person emerging from the ruins and it is often a shock.

A truly frightening example is revealed in the book by O’Toole in Bowman called Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. A perfectly respectable, charming, well dressed neighbor was found to have installed a torture chamber in his garage where he was systematically abusing kidnapped women. This is an extreme example, but it does show how we can be totally deceived by a person’s physical appearance, manners and behavior.

So, what can you do? You want to be able to assess personal qualities when you come into contact with colleagues, fresh acquaintances and new friends who might even become lifelong partners. You want to know if they are:

  • honest
  • reliable
  • competent
  • kind and compassionate
  • capable of taking the blame
  • able to persevere
  • modest and humble
  • pacific and can control anger.

The secret is to reserve judgment and take your time. Observe them in certain situations; look at how they react. Listen to them talking, joking, laughing, explaining, complaining, blaming, praising, ranting, and preaching. Only then will you be able to judge their character. This is not foolproof, but if you follow the 10 ways below, you have a pretty good chance of not ending up in an abusive relationship.

1. Is anger a frequent occurrence?

All too often, angry reactions which may seem to be excessive are a sign that there are underlying issues. Do not think that every person who just snaps and throws his/her weight around mentally and physically is just reacting normally. Everyone has an occasional angry outburst when driving or when things go pear-shaped.

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But if this is almost a daily occurrence, then you need to discover why and maybe avoid that person. Too often, anger will escalate to violent and aggressive behavior. You do not want to be near someone who thinks violence can solve personal or global problems.

2. Can you witness acts of kindness?

How often do you see this person being kind and considerate? Do they give money to beggars, donate to charity, do voluntary work or in some simple way show that they are willing to share the planet with about 7 billion other people?

I was shocked when a guest of mine never showed any kindness to the weak and disadvantaged people in our town. She was ostensibly a religious person, but I began to doubt the sincerity of her beliefs.

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

Abigail Van Buren

3. How does this person take the blame?

Maybe you know that s/he is responsible for a screw-up in the office or even in not turning up on time for a date. Look at their reaction. If they start blaming other colleagues or the traffic, well, this is an indication that they are not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes.

4. Don’t use Facebook as an indicator.

You will be relieved to know that graphology (the study of that forgotten skill of handwriting) is no longer considered a reliable test of a person’s character. Neither is Facebook stalking, fortunately. A study showed that Facebook use of foul language, sexual innuendo and gossip were not reliable indicators of a candidate’s character or future performance in the workplace.

5. Read their emails.

Now a much better idea is to read the person’s emails. Studies show that the use of the following can indicate certain personality traits:

  • Too many exclamation points may reveal a sunny disposition
  • Frequent errors may indicate apathy
  • Use of smileys is the only way a person can smile at you
  • Use of the third person may reveal a certain formality
  • Too many question marks can show anger
  • Overuse of capital letters is regarded as shouting. They are a definite no-no in netiquette, yet a surprising number of  people still use them.

6. Watch out for the show offs.

Listen to people as they talk. How often do they mention their achievements, promotions, awards and successes? If this happens a lot, it is a sure indication that this person has an over-inflated view of his/her achievements. They are unlikely to be modest or show humility. What a pity!  Another person to avoid.

7. Look for evidence of perseverance.

A powerful indicator of grit and tenacity is when a person persists and never gives up when they really want to achieve a life goal. Look for evidence of them keeping going in spite of enormous difficulties.

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Great achievements by scientists and inventors all bear the hallmark of perseverance. We only have to think of Einstein, Edison (who failed thousands of times) and Nelson Mandela to get inspiration. The US Department of Education is in no doubt about how grit, tenacity and perseverance will be key success factors for youth in the 21st century.

8. Their empathy score is high.

Listen to how they talk about the less fortunate members of our society such as the poor, immigrants and the disabled. Do you notice that they talk in a compassionate way about these people? The fact that they even mention them is a strong indicator of empathy.

People with zero empathy will never talk about the disadvantaged. They will rarely ask you a question about a difficult time or relationship. They will usually steer the conversation back to themselves. These people have zero empathy and in extreme cases, they are psychopaths who never show any feelings towards their victims.

9. Learn how to be socially interactive.

We are social animals and this is what makes us so uniquely human. If a person is isolated or a loner, this may be a negative indicator of their character. You want to meet a person who knows about trust, honesty and loyalty. The only way to practice these great qualities is to actually interact socially. The great advantage is that you can share problems and celebrate success and joy together.

“One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.”

Stendhal

 10. Avoid toxic people.

These people are trying to control others and often are failing to come to terms with their own failures. Typical behavior and conversations may concern:

  • Envy or jealousy
  • Criticism of partners, colleagues and friends
  • Complaining about their own lack of success
  • Blaming others for their own bad luck or failure
  • Obsession with themselves and their problems

Listen to these people talk and you will quickly discover that you need to avoid them at all costs because their negativity will drag you down. In addition, as much as you would like to help them, you are not qualified to do so.

Now, having looked at some of the best ways to judge a person, what about yourself? How do others see you? Why not take Dr. Phil’s quiz and find out. Can you bear it?

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