While some people are scared to death of all of the responsibilities that come with being an entrepreneur, there are those who manage to step outside of that and make a successful career. One such person is William Saito. He has learned to develop practically the opposite mindset of what is natural in order to become successful as an entrepreneur. One of the interesting things about being an entrepreneur is that it forces people to really change. One example of a change is the mindset about work and freedom. People need to learn about when they are the most productive. They also have to learn how to structure their days.
William Saito himself has the perfect mindset for being an entrepreneur. He thinks about things from the viewpoint of the customer. This is something many people don’t think about when they try to become entrepreneurs. However, it is important to think like a customer so that they will know how to market and sell their products and services. Another aspect of the entrepreneur’s mindset has a lot to do with innovation. One thing that William Saito points out is that it is important to fail. As a matter of fact one good thing to do is fail fast and fail forward so that one can make progress. This can also help people shed their fear of failure.
Another thing that William Saito has learned is that there is a lot of value in teamwork. A person who tries to do everything all by himself is going to have a ton of struggles. William Saito has learned that the only way things are going to get done is through teamwork. Therefore, he encourages people to help him. At the same time, he appreciates the help he can get from his team.
In town for Interpol World 2017, William Saito, special adviser to Japan’s cabinet, talks about the Japan-EU trade deal and the third arrow in Abenomics.