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What Being an Entrepreneur Can Teach You

By December 1, 2012May 11th, 2021Blog

Being an entrepreneur is more than just owning your own company and writing your own rules. Being a business owner teaches you a lot about life and how the world works, but it also teaches you to be a good person. If you’re not convinced, read on to find out how beneficial being an entrepreneur actually is.

You Learn How to Manage Relationships

Being an entrepreneur forces you to deal with a huge array of people, from ones you love to ones you dislike. It also forces you to deal with people that don’t really like you, either. These are all good things, though they might not seem like good things upfront. Learning how to deal with a variety of people will improve your adaptability, ability to communicate clearly, and make you a better person in the long run.

You Learn How to Keep Your Emotions Under Control

People are going to make you angry, and some of them are going to be those you consider your best clients. Sometimes they make you so angry you want to retaliate in a big, monstrous sort of way. But owning your own business teaches you self-control. If you don’t keep your emotions in check, you lose valuable clients.

You Can Keep Your Priorities Straight

If you can’t remember something, or if it’s not on a list in front of you, it’s not a priority. If it’s not a priority, it simply doesn’t get done. If something doesn’t get done, then your business may suffer for it. This is good motivation to keep things organized and always deal with priorities first and foremost.

And Finally, Results are Results

You may disagree with things like politics, or which presidential candidate should have won the last election. You may disagree with someone’s tactics on raising their children. What you can’t disagree with is how successful someone is. If you’re bringing in the bucks and someone else isn’t, they can talk all the smack they want – you’re still living your dream.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.