Who is a Self-starter?

The term “self-starter” is thrown around a lot these days. Employers say they want self-starters to join their businesses, people talk about being self-starters in describing their work habits and career goals, and multitudes of purported self-starters abound in résumé slush piles. But what does it really take to occupy this vaunted position, to become a real master of your own destiny and leader of others? The entrepreneurial spirit is something that comes naturally to only a few people. It is a drive to carve out one’s own niche in the marketplace, and not just follow the well-worn paths of others. Being an entrepreneur requires discipline, self-confidence and flexibility. It sometimes means ignoring the warnings of naysayers and persevering with your vision even when you’re the only person who believes in it.

Can Akdeniz

Can Akdeniz is the author of seven books and founder of Business Hacker, a popular business blog. His books such as Go Nuts, Cool Boss, Happy Company and MBA 2.0 have changed how people think about business, productivity and work.