10 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs in 2019
Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? One that can build a sustainable business?
Or, should you just keep your job? Most people have no real desire to work for themselves or to own a business. Most people are content to go to work every day, even if they do not like their job. After they get off work, they are happy to go home and to relax, have fun or spend time with family, friends or on a hobby.
Then there are those of us that long to have our own business. We love the challenges. We want to be in control of our destiny and our time. Granted, our concept of being in control our time typically means that WE CHOOSE to work long hours on our business. If not, we know that the alternative means getting another J-O-B.
The fact that you are reading this pages, tells me that you are willing to learn. You are already thinking ahead and starting to plan. Those are certainly traits needed to successfully start you own business.
“Success leaves clues, and people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results.” – Tony Robbins
- Have lots of self motivation
- Work hard
- Desire to always be learning.
- Enjoy challenges & solving problems.
- Posses a strong sense of integrity. (Business owners that operate dishonestly rarely survive in the long term.)
- Are flexible and adaptable.
- Have a strong drive to succeed. They are tenacious, persistent and patient as they work towards achieving their goals.
- Understand the value of a strong network of people (Even if the entrepreneur does not have employees, their network could include peers, vendors, consultants, financial partners and employees.)
- Are willing to take calculated risks.
- Take action even if some ideas may not work out. They refuse to let the fear of failure paralyze them.
If you want to build a profitable small business, it is important to recognize and plan for the possibility that it may realistically take 18 – 24 months before your business gets off the ground. During that time, it will most likely be necessary to have an alternate source of income or funding to cover the operating costs.
Since I quoted Tony Robbins earlier, I would like to leave you with one of his short motivational videos.
What is your purpose? Are you willing to live your life with a sense of purpose? Or will you let fear paralyze you?
Again, not everyone is meant to own their business. Are you one of those that is? If so, please do not give up on your dreams.
Thank your for reading. If you want to start a business, please consider me a resource. I will help you how ever I can.
Except for Forbes and the IRS; each of the references that I am citing for this article could allow you to meet some people that could potentially be valuable addition to your network if you want to start your own business.