As a keen advocate of entrepreneurship, CEO at North-Little Rock’s number one marketing agency, Reagan Myers is investigating what creates an entrepreneurial mindset.
ARMI Inc. has a proven track record of developing aspiring entrepreneurs into successful businessmen and woman. CEO Reagan Myers is passionate about his role as a business coach and mentor, and the award-winning entrepreneur is investigating the attributes of an entrepreneurial mindset.
My Myers believes that those with an entrepreneurial mindset don’t wait for permission, they act first. Founder and CEO of Vancouver, Stephane Bourque, says true entrepreneurial types are more likely to ask for forgiveness than permission, forging ahead to address any issues they recognize. “Entrepreneurs aren’t satisfied with the status quo, they take the initiative and seek out new opportunities,” commented Mr Myers.
Chef and host of the Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine contends that those with an entrepreneurial mindset aren’t afraid to take a risk and that they are the ultimate optimists because they believe that their investments of time and money will eventually pay off. “Most people avoid risk, but where there is a risk, entrepreneurs see potential,” commented Mr Myers.
John F. Kennedy famously said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Coming from a military background, Mr Myers is adaptable to change, and he believes that is something that has helped him on his entrepreneurial journey. ARMI urges its workforce not to fear change but to embrace it, and Mr Myers contends that change is a natural part of progression.
When confronted by problems, those with an employee mentality often look to pass the buck, whereas entrepreneurial types rise to the challenge and are motivated by it. CEO of the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park franchise, Jeff Platt commented “An entrepreneur doesn’t think anything is insurmountable … He looks adversity in the eye and keeps going.”
Co-founder and president of Santa Monica, The Honest Company, Jessica Alba notes “it’s important to surround yourself with people smarter than you and to listen to ideas that aren’t yours. I’m open to ideas that aren’t mine and people that know what I don’t, because I think success takes communication, collaboration and, sometimes, failure.” At ARMI the firm urges its workforce to forge strong business connections which they can turn to for advice and guidance. Speaking on the subject, Mr Myers said: “It’s impossible to know everything, the key to success is to listen and to keep learning.”
With extensive experience as a business coach and mentor, Mr Myers contends that those with an entrepreneurial mindset possess these five traits.