How do I cope with being viewed as ignorant as an entrepreneur?
As a first time entrepreneur, how do I cope with people's first reaction that I am 'ignorant' when discussing my plans to start my own venture.
I would encourage you to look at areas in your life, other than business, where your interactions with others are less than stellar. It's possible that unresolved personal issues are surfacing during conversations with people you'd like to impress, making it difficult for you to form meaningful connections with others.
There is no such thing. If you worked hard on your business plan and know that u have a shot out there, you have nothing to fear.
1- some people want to protect you from fail (the ones who care about you)
2- some can be reeeeealy jelous
3- some just can't picture your field having success (their problem)
It's preserve that what cause frictions and ignorant always float to the surface because the entrepreneur can't adjust to new challenges that comes along.
It's all about doing your homework. Knowing as much as you can about all of the issues and challenges related to the business you're launching is critically important. Why should anyone else feel confident about your potential if you can't demonstrate that you have prepared yourself for the undertaking?
You are ignorant. "Ignorant" means simply "not knowing"; does NOT mean "stupid".
You can't possibly know all you need to know to start a business. No entrepreneur ever has known enough at the outset of a new business venture. I've started maybe 30 ventures in my life, am starting another right now, and am almost totally ignorant about how to do it.
What's important is that you have the guts to do something that these "friends" undoubtedly lack. Ignore them, and gradually get rid of them.
Frankly, you should first learn to cope with your self-deflating thoughts. You have an idea, you are convinced it will work, you know your path - that's all that is needed. It really doesn't matter what others perceive you as. After all, you are starting off on a wonderful journey to make money and do some satisfying work. I am pretty much sure you are not doing this business just to be called an "Entrepreneur". Kick out this thought and turn into an optimist.
I am Also an entrepreneur and never hesitate to tell anyone that I started a startup. In the beginning you need the power to face some of the arrogance from the people because they also face that arrogance in there starting Phase.
Its up to you how you tackle the differences on your own.
It's better to be an ignorant entrepreneur than an intelligent employee...
We are all ignorant, since none of us know everything about everything.
Whatever you lack knowledge in read a book, take a class. If your business is successful, maybe being "ignorant" is part of the formula.
Intelligence is over rated. Many people will not achieve anything in life because they are analyzing themselves out of accomplishment.
It takes courage to create. Stop creating doubt and go for it!
Nobody knows everything so we are all ignorant in some respect. Just make sure that you are not ignorant on the busienss you will be starting or product you are developing, nobody will know it better than you. You can learn the basics, finances etc I will even recommend you a book, just search for disciplined entrepreneurship. I have mentored many startups thorugh this process.Do your homework and all will be fine.
IF you have got a viable business you will know. If other people cant see that then sometimes that is an advantage. Keep working at it and dont think or yourself as ignorant. We all learnt to walk by falling down a few times!
Perhaps you are? I would listen to the critics and address their concerns, Educate yourself on business finance and the real costs of forming and growing a business.
If you can answer their questions or doubts with realistic solutions they will not call you ignorant. They will call you an entrepreneur.