BE a DO’er
If, as my friend Hal Josephson says, the most important thing to ‘be’ as an entrepreneur is a ‘doer’. What then is the most important thing to do?
Under the banner of StokeFactory, my colleague Anne Moellering and I are developing a method for entrepreneurs to self-assess, play to their strengths and see opportunities for growth and improvement. As part of this process, we’re creating 2 sets of metrics: ‘being’ and ‘doing’.
In my last post I talked about ‘being’ a successful entrepreneur, the traits or behaviors that successful entrepreneurs exhibit. This post is about what successful entrepreneurs do – the ‘doing’ of entrepreneurship.
Here are the doing metrics we settled on:
I look at this list now and what immediately jumps out at me as missing is ‘validate’/’test’ or simply ‘question’.
Hal recommends ‘communicate’, ‘connect’, ‘collaborate’, ‘catalyze’ as the 4 key actions for entrepreneurs. It is hard to leave those out. And they are somewhat covered in our list by ‘recruit’, ‘network’, ‘listen’ and ‘sell’.
What do you think?
I would love your feedback on these ‘doing’ metrics for entrepreneurs to help us help other entrepreneurs answer the question: What’s the most important thing I can be doing right now?