Does the successful entrepreneur work longer hours than you? Is he/she smarter than you? Are they financially better off at the start? While it is fair to say some may have had these advantages, they probably don’t apply to many others. The following qualities will help you on your way to being a business success.
No, it is not about how successful you want to be. But here’s the secret – material success, which is how society measures successful entrepreneurs, is a given when you have a vision. What is that vision? In essence, a profound desire to make a positive impact in people’s lives with your idea. XERO changed the way small businesses, in particular, see accounting, from a burden to an ally in propelling their business to greater heights.
2. Laser-sharp focus
It is true that successful entrepreneurs are constantly sniffing out and chasing opportunities. But no, it doesn’t mean they lack focus. When they have identified a potential idea, their laser-sharp focus transforms it into a winning business. From strategy to everyday business activities, they are single-minded in their aim to make a positive difference. In this way, their time is effectively directed to it for they too have 24 hours in a day.
3. “I’ve got this!”
Yes, self-confidence can be nurtured, especially when you’ve got 1 and 2 above sorted out. With self-confidence, it will take a lot to knock you off your vision. You’ll take every challenge in your stride and see each as an opportunity to get better and stronger. Entrepreneurship isn’t a walk in the park. It’s paved with sharp turns, potholes and bumps. You need a high dose of self-confidence to navigate them.
4. Excellent time management
Successful or otherwise, the entrepreneur has the same amount of time in a day as everyone else. His/her ability to manage it well is the distinguishing trait. They excel in prioritising and delegating tasks. In the latter, they are cognizant of the fact they can’t do it all alone. Getting help makes a difference.
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