Entrepreneur vs Employee Mindset

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Hello, wanna be actors.  You’re auditioning for the lead role of an entrepreneur and the director asks you the following questions…

Are you capable of giving up your time and money to build a successful online business?


Are you only freaking over your paycheck at the end of the month?

Are you working for a company with every intention to start a business of your own?


Are you working for a company with the hope of obtaining a stable permanent position?

Do you add your personal flair to an in-depth conversation?


Do you nod your head and go along clueless?

Let’s see if you got the part, but first, let’s look at the difference between the two types of mindsets workers have in any establishment.

Entrepreneur vs Employee Mindset.

Based on these two types, let’s look at 8 major distinctions between an Employee and an Entrepreneurial Mindset.

1. Entrepreneurs take action before they think. Employees think before they take action. 

Employees limit their progress by worrying about perfecting their skills. Instead of starting with a positive attitude, they start questioning their ability and strengths. Entrepreneurs know a snippet about everything. So, they start off with a snippet of input. They don’t squander their time by getting caught up in the perfection game. They believe in learning new things along their entrepreneurial path.

2. Entrepreneurs don’t worry about the right time. Employees hold off for the right time. 

Employees find any number of excuses not to complete their tasks. They keep putting off their goals. Entrepreneurs don’t waste time procrastinating.  Knowing the short-lived nature of opportunities, they instantly grab them and come up with diverse plans.

3. Entrepreneurs pursue promotion of their business. Employees pursue a promotion within their company. 

Workers who have an employee mindset are worried about getting ahead of their co-workers. They work hard to get a better position and more money. Entrepreneurs work to gain knowledge and new ideas. They occupy themselves with finding different ways to elevate their business dreams.

4. Entrepreneurs plan their dreams. Employees dream about their plans. 

Regardless of how massive your dreams are, dreams without plans have no meaning. Employees live in a fairytale. They dream of getting out of the 9-5 grind and living a luxurious lifestyle.  Entrepreneurs have a concrete plan for creating their dreams. They move forward with a legitimate strategy.

5. Entrepreneurs recognize “Time is everything”. Employees believe “Money is Everything”. 

Employees progress by concentrating on money. They look for the sure thing. Entrepreneurs know time is money. They focus on time in that they give ample time to the development their business. They are prepared to work months and months without seeing a profit because they believe in creating wealth and ignore initial unfavorable results.

6. Entrepreneurs are frustrated temporarily. Employees are permanently frustrated.  

To be frustration free depends on the way a person deals with it. Employees think beforehand they have to go through the same humdrum routine over and over again.  Entrepreneurs also face frustration. However, their problems are short-lived because they focus on the big picture.

7. Entrepreneurs free themselves from all their insecurities. Employees are insecure. 

Who wouldn’t want to live a life under their own conditions, right? On the one hand, employees want to spread their wings and live life without any restrictions. On the other hand, they restrict themselves due to their insecurities. Entrepreneurs live life at the threshold. It doesn’t mean they don’t on their responsibilities, but they are skilled at determining the right amount of risk for every plan of action.

8. Entrepreneurs see failure as an opportunity. Employees can’t overcome failure. 

Failure is unavoidable. If you can’t embrace failure, you can’t come up with new ideas. Workers with an employee mindset lose all confidence and give up. They look at failure as something final. Entrepreneurs see failure as an opportunity. After getting knocked down, they don’t lose their confidence. They get up, dust themselves off and improve with every fall.

So, did you get the part?  I’m sure you did. Leave me your comments below.  I’d love to hear from you.


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  1. Kendrick


    Excellent post on entrepreneurs vs employee mindset. I have to admit that I am always trying to perfect my skills. This is a deep post and it has me thinking deeply. I used to procrastinate about doing this and that as well, when I should have snatched every opportunity by the horns. I can say that I do not do this anymore. I go ahead and do what has to be done. Thanks for the great information.

    • Barb

      Thanks, Kendrick, for dropping by and leaving a comment. I love to hear from my readers!

      Procrastination is really tough to conquer not only if you are trying to build an online business but in life generally. I’m so glad you’ve not let opportunities pass you by and you’ve taken things by the horns. I have no doubt you are on the road to success!

      Go get ’em!

  2. jessie palaypay

    This definitely hits home in a lot of places and I definitely love working to build an entrepreneurial mindset for myself.

    I really hate the fact that schools tend to drive out our natural entrepreneurial qualities out of us especially the vital one of allowing one to learn from mistakes.

    Do you think that the “failing is bad” mentality can be untrained out of us even if it has been programed in us for awhile?


    • Barb

      Thanks, Jessie, for dropping by and leaving a comment.

      Most definitely, yes! The mind is a powerful thing. We need to train our brains just as we do our bodies. If we make a conscious effort to maintain a positive attitude, over time, it will be second nature to us. They are many wonderful books on the entrepreneurial mindset listed under “Top Entrepreneur Books” here on my website. I highly recommend “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

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