What does it really mean to be Wired Differently as an Entrepreneur


You’ve probably heard the term “wired differently” before. You may have even thought about it in relation to your own life or business. But what does it really mean? Is it a good thing to be wired differently as an entrepreneur? Let’s explore this idea together…

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Being wired differently is all about perspective

Being wired differently is all about perspective. You have a unique way of looking at things, a unique way of doing things, and a unique way of seeing the world.

For example: you may have your own special way of hearing stuff (like sounds from far away) or smelling something that’s not even there anymore. It’s important that you don’t ignore these differences; instead, embrace them!

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It’s ok to be a little different

It’s ok to be a little different, and it’s also great to know that you’re not alone. Having an entrepreneurial mindset means that you want to build something of value for yourself and others, but it can feel like an uphill battle when other people are telling you what they think your purpose should be, or how they believe you should go about achieving it.

When I was in school, there were always teachers who would tell me that I needed to change who I was in order to succeed; but as time went on, I learned that having the courage to stay true and honest with myself was actually my greatest asset.

Wired Differently entrepreneurs know this as well—they understand their own values and are comfortable living according to them—and sometimes that means being vulnerable enough to say: “This is who I am; take it or leave it.”

Learning how to leverage your differences to produce success

Once you start to realize that your wiring is different, you can begin to develop a plan for leveraging it. The first step is learning how to be comfortable with being different. This means learning how to embrace your differences as assets, rather than weaknesses. It’s also important not only recognize that others may view your differences as a threat or even an excuse not to take you seriously (or at all), but also have the confidence in yourself and in your abilities despite this possibility. In short: If someone doesn’t understand what makes you unique, do not feel the need for them to do so just because they exist. Also remember that being misunderstood does not mean failing; it simply means that other people haven’t yet taken the time necessary or made the effort required to discover and appreciate what makes someone wired differently unique from themselves

You often feel like a “fish out of water”

When you’re wired differently, it’s not like being a fish out of water. It’s more like being a goldfish in a bowl with your mouth open and someone yelling at you to “swim!”

You feel like an outsider because our society is so focused on fitting in. You don’t fit in because most people have been taught that they need to follow a certain path and do what everyone else is doing if they want success. But when you’re wired differently, this doesn’t apply at all—you’re already successful by simply being yourself!

Doing things differently means creating untapped markets for yourself

For entrepreneurs who are wired differently, the best way to create a market for yourself is by creating your own.

This means finding a niche or an untapped market and then filling it with something that nobody else has done before. It also means being willing to do things differently than everyone else may be doing them.

For example, if you’re thinking of starting your own business but feel like there are too many competitors in your field already, look for ways around this problem by finding something new and different about your business model that no one else has thought of yet.

Honestly we’re all wired differently

Being wired differently is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s what makes us individuals. Just like how you have your unique way of perceiving the world and interacting with others, so does everyone else. And that’s a beautiful thing!

You’re not crazy for being wired different than other people—you just have an amazing ability to see things in ways others don’t.

Everyone won’t understand your vision

Not everyone will understand your vision. This is a fact that you must accept, but it’s not something you should get upset about. In fact, the best entrepreneurs are wired differently than the rest of us and if they didn’t have their own way of thinking and doing things, they probably wouldn’t be able to come up with a better idea for solving problems for others like you.

So what does this mean for you? It means that there’s going to be some pushback from others who aren’t as open-minded or creative as you are in coming up with new ideas. These people may even try to criticize or put down your ideas just because they don’t understand how they can work out into reality! It’s important not let them get under your skin though; stay focused on what makes sense rather than what people want to hear or say because it makes sense within their way of thinking instead (which might be limited).


Being wired differently is not the same thing as being an entrepreneur. But it’s a common trait among those who are, and it can be a huge help if you can find your tribe and learn how to embrace your differences.

Be honest with yourself about what you’re good at, what challenges you face, and what results are acceptable. Be honest with others about your motivations, strengths and weaknesses. And when talking with potential customers or investors—or anyone else whose opinion matters—be honest about why they should trust you because of who you are and not just because of what they think they know about entrepreneurs or startups.


Entrepreneurship is a journey of self-discovery. It’s also a tough road to travel if you’re wired differently. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you can find the right support system and keep your head up, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who know how to capitalize on their own distinct perspectives.