Brain Scientist: If You Answer 'Yes' To These 4 Questions Then You Are Diseased

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Jeff Stibel, a brain scientist and author tells Harvard Business Review that if you have four specific symptoms, you suffer from a common ailment.Do you have it?

Better to find out sooner rather than later.

Do you wake up before your alarm goes off, hop out of bed excited to go to work?

Do you race to the car, forgetting breakfast, your morning coffee, and the paper?

Halfway to work, do you look down, realise you forgot to shower, shave, or get dressed?

Do you pause for a second, and then decide--what the hell--and head to work anyway?

DIAGNOSIS: ENTREPRENEURISM.

Stibel describes your ailment to HBR.com:

'I liken entrepreneurism to a disease. Having it myself, I am not always sure it is a good thing. That so many people wish to suffer from it just tells me they don't understand it.

'Entrepreneurs are all in, all the time. Entrepreneurs love what they do and obsess over it. It is a predisposition; a path that has already been laid for you. It is a character trait, a labour of love, a zeal that cannot be trained, a condition that cannot be treated, an illness that cannot be caught. You've either got it or you don't...

'If you are an entrepreneur, use it to your advantage. But if not, don't try to become one. (It won't work -- and why try to contract a disease? You wouldn't try to get the measles). Instead, figure out what you do best and aim to do it better than anyone else.'

Now that you know you're an entrepreneur, here's how to succeed in business:

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