Being an entrepreneur is not merely seeking for wealth and property, but to seek for real wellbeing. This was indicated by honest, hard working, honorable, faithful behavior. "There are many people who want to be an entrepreneur with speculative thinking, look for a shortcut without the hard work, hence so many entrepreneurs are greedy for money," said the practitioner and faculty staff of MM UGM, Boyke R. Purnomo, in the entrepreneurship training before the dozens of farmers' groups of Kemadang Village, Gunung Kidul.
Boyke explains three entrepreneurial traits known as 3M, namely motivation, conduct, and mindset (motivasi, melakukan, dan mindset). Beside strong motivation, being an entrepreneur should posses the spirit, commitment, discipline and unyielding character. "When you have a strong motivation, at least 30 percent of the business is close to succeed," he said.
However, being an entrepreneur cannot be achieved with a lot of theorizing without trying to do it. Boyke likens the entrepreneurial to learning to ride a bicycle. "We will not be able to ride a bike well without learning to paddle the bike first. Sometimes we have to fall and hurt to be able to do it," he said. Furthermore, another entrepreneur character trait is to have desire to grow and change. "If someone is looking for a stagnant position, no change in his life, and do not have a clear life plan, then he does not have the characteristic of an entrepreneur," he said.
Entrepreneur is always close with uncertainty. According to Boyke, uncertainty is not to be feared because in it there is also an opportunity. "A winner is a person that’s able to take advantage of opportunities. Uncertainty is the place to look for various opportunities," he said.
Another trait of an entrepreneur is to always working to find new ways to open opportunities. However, when faced with many choices, the one need to be taken is what deemed the best. "The best opportunities will create more focus," he said.
An entrepreneur always thinks positive. Think positively encourage someone to be more enthusiastic in work. However, it’s also important to have the productive character, not consumptive. "Easily said, but hard to do because the property they own makes someone unable to manage the needs and desires," he added.
Boyke said that an entrepreneur is not the type of people who “wait and see”, but “see and do”. Therefore, we have to prepare to seize the opportunity that does not always come twice. "Because luck is the combination of opportunity and preparation," he concluded.