“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi, Hall of Fame, NFL Coach
Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs: Passion, Self-Starter, Creative, Confident, Competitive, Work Ethic, People Skills.
Successful business people have many Traits in common with one another. Here are the top 10+ Traits of successful Entrepreneurs.
- Passion is the most important trait of the successful entrepreneur. They genuinely love their work. They are willing to put in those extra hours to make the business succeed, because there is a joy their business gives which goes beyond the money. The successful entrepreneur will always be learning by reading and/or researching ways to make their business better.
- Self Starter. Entrepreneurs know that if something needs to be done, they should start it themselves or delegate it. They set the parameters and make sure that projects follow the path they planned or modify to meet new circumstances. They are pre-active, not waiting for someone to give them permission. After all, it’s easier to ask forgiveness if they really mess-up
- Creative. One facet of creativity is being able to make connections between seemingly unrelated events or situations. Entrepreneurs often come up with solutions which are the synthesis of other items. They will often re-purpose products to market them to new industries.
- Confident. The entrepreneur does not question whether they can succeed or whether they are worthy of success. They are confident with their talent. they will make their businesses succeed. They exude that confidence in everything they do.
- Competitive. Many companies are formed because an entrepreneur knows that they can do a job better than another company. They know they can win at the businesses that they create. Once initial small victories are obtained, an entrepreneur will communicate their company’s track record of success to potential employees or investors.
- Strong Work Ethic. The successful entrepreneur will often be the first person to arrive at the office and the last one to leave. They will come in on their days off to make sure that an outcome meets their expectations. Their mind is constantly on their work, whether they are in or out of the workplace, they plan for and have short breaks (ie, a walk) or long breaks (with the family to clear their mind from their work) which often allows fresh, creative ideas to surface.
- Strong People Skills. The entrepreneur has strong communication skills to sell their product and motivate employees. Most successful entrepreneurs know how to motivate their employees by sharing their Vision and their triumphs, so the employs can see the results of their contribution. They are very good at highlighting the benefits of any situation and coaching their Team how to more innovative & productive.
- Open Minded. Entrepreneurs realize that every event & situation is a business opportunity. Ideas are constantly being generated by situations they observe, see on Social Media or read about. They have the ability to look at everything around them and see new opportunities.
- Disciplined. These individuals are “focused” on making their businesses work, and eliminate any hindrances or distractions to their goals. They have comprehensive Strategies from their planning and determine the Tactics to accomplish their goals. Successful entrepreneurs are disciplined enough to take steps every day toward the achievement of their goals.
- Persistent. Entrepreneurs are not let down by their defeats. They look at these as an opportunity to learn and get better. They are determined to make all of their endeavors succeed, so will try & try again until it does. Successful entrepreneurs do not believe that something cannot be done, if there intuition tells them so.
- Overview from the top of the Mountain. Once they see an overview of what they’re accomplishing, they’re inspired to go further. They know how to shae that with their Team, and – as a result – their business has significant growth and success.
Comments: Do you know any other Tactics that Successful people use
from Under 30 CEOs 8/17 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
Quotes of Successful Entrepreneurs
“Everyone has an idea, but it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you with the idea.” – Jack Dorsey – Co-Founder & CEO of Twitter
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere” – Albert Einstein
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“Half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder &CEO of Apple.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve” – Napoleon Hill
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.
“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
“If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn.
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington, Editor, Huff Post
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. – Dr. Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich”.
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz – CEO of Starbucks
“An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman