My quick reply was always, "No.
" When they would ask me, "Well, why not?" I'd have to try and explain to them that I didn't have "IT.
" I couldn't really define IT but I knew it wasn't inside me.
Nowadays, I still strongly believe in the IT factor.
Everyone's got it, but the definition is different for each person.
What is IT, anyway? Well, it doesn't stand for Internet Technology and it doesn't have anything to do with computers.
IT is really the thing that makes you successful at whatever you choose to do.
For a doctor to succeed, she has to have IT: drive, ambition, brains, and interest in science, but above all she has to have a deep love of medicine.
For a social worker to succeed, she'll need patience, people-savvy and most importantly a keen understanding of human nature.
So, why am I talking about IT? For anyone thinking of starting a business, or pursuing a career change, defining IT is a very important step to figuring out who you are and what you love.
And if you want to be a business owner, you need to figure out what your IT is and how it applies to your business.
There are plenty of personality types out there who will thrive as business owners, but knowing yourself, your ability to handle risk, and your adaptability will make you more or less likely to be happy as an entrepreneur.
If your IT isn't being an entrepreneur, that's ok, too.
It just means your IT isn't entrepreneurial.
Don't stop though, if you haven't found the answer yet.
GO - find IT!