The Qualities That Define A Successful Entrepreneur
Being a successful entrepreneur means more than starting new ventures every other day. It means the right attitude towards a business and the determination and grit to achieve success.
A successful entrepreneur has a strong inner drive that helps him or her to succeed. Let us take a look at the qualities that go into making a successful entrepreneur.
An entrepreneur should be excited by the prospect of work. They should always have a strong drive to succeed and overcome obstacles. They should not only set big goals for themselves but also see that they are actually committed to achieving them regardless of the countless setbacks that occur.
A successful entrepreneur always has a strong sense of self-confidence and a healthy opinion of their skills and abilities. Their personality is assertive and strong. They are always focused and do not really dilly dally with the issues at hand. This is what makes them different from the rest.
An entrepreneur should always be on the lookout for new innovations and ideas in order to emerge as a winner. They should constantly reinvent themselves and think of better ways to run a business and improvise on the products and services offered by them.
Another important quality of a successful entrepreneur is openness in adopting change. They should not be headstrong and stubborn when it comes to choosing other options. Change is the only thing that is constant in business no one can make any profits on age old methods.
The path to success lies in evolution, whether it is evolution of ideas, services and products or technology. An entrepreneur should have an open mind and eagerness to learn new things. It is imperative to understand that the only way to keep at the top is to keep on changing and evolving with the time.
An entrepreneur should be aware of the latest service techniques and technology in order to serve the clients in a better way.
Competition should never scare an entrepreneur. In fact, competition is what a successful entrepreneur thrives on. Monopoly is never a good thing. This is because in monopoly there is no scope for improvisation or change.
An entrepreneur should be highly energetic and motivated. He or she should always be on the go. At the same time, the commitment levels have to be pretty high. Only when a person is motivated can he do justice to his line of work.
Accepting rejection or constructive criticism can go a long way in making an entrepreneur successful. Criticism shows what he or she is not doing properly or where change is needed. However, it must be remembered that accepting criticism is a very important way of getting success.
This is because a person will then be aware of the shortcomings of his business and accordingly make amends. Hence accepting criticism is actually a good way of improvising.
Passion, resourcefulness, willingness to improvise and listen to others and strong determination to succeed is what makes an entrepreneur successful. And this is what you have to keep in mind as well if you want to be a successful entrepreneur yourself.
The Equation to become Successful:
Everybody wants to be successful, but what does it take? There is a Simple 4 part formula that can change your thinking to help you become successful. If you look at it subjectively, it’s not only about hard work, consciousness is also related to business success.
We divide it into four facets:
Here is an example shared by Bill Gates:
– “As Bill is left-handed. He also didn’t bring a computer in with him, but instead is taking notes on a yellow pad of paper. I had heard this before – Bill takes amazingly detailed notes during meetings. I image he has to, given all the information directed at him.
The other thing I noticed during the course of the meeting is how he takes his notes. He doesn’t take notes from top-to-bottom, but rather logically divides the page into quadrants, each reserved for a different thought. For example, it appeared that all his questions were placed at the bottom of the page.”
– So, first thing each morning when you wakeup, note down your main task for the day, so you can focus on them. It may take only 10 minutes but can change your way of life.
2. Diligence(Hard work)
– Diligence in common language is called as Hard work.
– So Hard work is only 25%. An important part to be sure, but not everything, see tips 1, 3, and 4.
– Prudence is the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.
– Ability to make the right decision devoid of ego, pride or prejudice.
– You have to learn how to double check your work. There is a law of diminishing returns when taken to an extreme, but typically, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Finally, here’s another example; after having gone through the startup process with several of his own companies, Monoj Fernando set out to start Thinktomi, a disruptive education company. Here’s a video of him on The American Dreams Show Destructive Business Education.
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