Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Or as my dad used to say, a pile of manure. By that comment alone, you can infer that entrepreneurial endeavors were not part of my family heritage.
This article, Are Entrepreneurs Born or Can They Be Taught? from the BBC points out that like most things in life, having a role model while growing up is a huge benefit. That said, it is not hopeless for those raised in a family with a Company Man type breadwinner. Like most things in life, you can acquire the skills necessary to become successfully self-employed. And with enough will power and motivation, become a huge success in your own right.