Im my latest article on x.com’s devzone platform, I talk about the ins and outs of starting a company in today’s climate. The article covers the specific attributes founders’ of startups tend to possess, as well as 5 steps to starting your company once you have made the decision. (hint, it starts with quitting your job!)
Below are five talents found in the StrengthsFinder, from the book Now Discover Your Strengths, that when combined, create a pretty clear picture of the founder archetype. Check and see if you possess the unique talents found within most startup founders?
According to the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.”
Do you tend to JFDI?
According to the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Adaptability theme prefer to ‘go with the flow.’ They tend to be ‘now’ people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.”
Can you adjust and adapt to ever changing circumstances?
According to the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.”
Are you studying the market and identifying where the puck is going?
According to the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Discipline theme enjoy routine and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.”
Can you get up and work every day until the job is done?
According to the StrengthsFinder, “People strong in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.”
Can you break down your vision into the necessary parts and then just focus on getting to the first mile-marker?
You will find more detail in the article so be sure to read it to grasp the depth of starting a company in today’s hot startup climate.