Author of ‘Entrepreneurial Leap’ & Founder EOS Worldwide, Gino Wickman Shares the 6 Essential Traits of True Entrepreneurs

Are you an entrepreneur or want to become one? Do you have a vision with no discernable path for execution? Do you have what it takes?

On this week’s episode of the Garlic Marketing Show take the ‘Entrepreneurial Leap’ with best selling author and founder EOS Worldwide, Gino Wickman.

Gino Wickman was brought up in an entrepreneurial household and at the age of 25 he took over his faltering family business. In seven years, he was able to turn business around and sell the company. After that, Gino sought to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want out of their business and he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System, helping over 70,000 businesses worldwide with this process.

With the success of EOS Worldwide and books like ‘Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business’ and ‘Rocket Fuel’ under his belt, Gino’s refocusing his time and energy to help entrepreneurs-in-the-making jump-start and take the leap towards becoming entrepreneurs.

His latest book, “Entrepreneurial Leap” will help guide any staring or established entrepreneur chart a path towards achieving success with their startups.

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What is an entrepreneur, anyway?

Gino believes entrepreneurship falls on a range. On the left end of the spectrum, you have self-employed individuals, often freelancers. On the right end, you have true entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, Oprah Winfrey, and Steve Jobs. 

True entrepreneurs are people that see a need in the world then take a risk to start a business to bring that need to the world, either by creating or improving upon something that exists and continues by building an organization with employees.

Gino believes that a True Entrepreneur embodies 6 traits:

  1. Vision
  2. Passion
  3. Problem-solving
  4. Drive
  5. Risk-taking
  6. Responsibility

In his book ‘Entrepreneurial Leap,’ Gino does a deep dive into these essential traits, painting a vivid picture of what it looks like to have the 6 essential traits alive and well. He also balances it out by riffing on the downside of having these traits.

If you feel you have these 6 traits, take the ‘Entrepreneurial Leap’ assessment to learn more.

Taking the ‘Entrepreneurial Leap’

If you’re an entrepreneur-in-the-making this book is vital to you developing a clear understanding of where you want to go and how you will get there.

Gino breaks the book up into 3 parts:

  1. Confirm 
  2. Glimpse
  3. Path

After you confirm your entrepreneurship in the 1st act with the 6 traits, Gino will give you a glimpse at your options. He shares countless stories and real-life examples, presenting all industries and types of businesses from B2B, B2C, product-based, service-based, etc. Billion-dollar tech unicorns are not the only kinds of businesses to build. Finally, in the last act, Gino shows you the path, giving you guideposts to your destination. 

Jump-start your entrepreneur journey with Gino Wickman’s latest book ‘Entrepreneurial Leap’.

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