What Makes An Entrepreneur Successful?

In a simplistic term, it is important to know that there is no magic wand that can transform you into a rich and successful entrepreneur overnight. However, for those prepared to work, hustle and grind hard to succeed, there is a more conventional blend of entrepreneurial traits that can help set successful businessmen and women apart from the rest. Read on to find out more on what makes an entrepreneur successful!
Surrounding Oneself With Positive People

No, this is not a ‘woo hoo’ trick. This is a matter of fact after all. When you surround yourself with people who are positive and optimistic, you will raise your inner drive. This law of attraction business is real, for those of you who choose not to believe. If you only focus on the negative, you will only continue to get negative results. So stop being a wet blanket and start thinking more positive thoughts! Start thinking about the kinds of things that will get you to the life and business you have always dreamed of!

Know Your Weaknesses

Hire the people that are better than you at doing the things you are not good at. If you hate editing videos, hire someone to edit your videos. If you hate writing, hire a copywriter to write your stuff. Be smart about who you hire. Hire a team that wants to be around you and knows that the reason they are being hired is that you TRUST them and you know they are better at their skill than you will ever be. They will love you for that. People love to be recognised for their efforts and talents.

Accept Failure

This can be a little bit of an ego thing for most people. But that’s okay. Only if you can’t accept that you might fail at something then you shouldn’t start in the first place. Do not spend so much time worrying so much about the ‘how’ but worry about the end goal. Do something each day that gets you closer to your ‘end goal’. Accept that it might not work, and you tried anyway.

Stop Comparing Yourself

Honestly, why do you care about what other people think? This is what this topic comes down to. Do you really care about what others think? Don’t. Remember that the way you deliver or create something is completely different from the way someone else does. Everyone’s pace and process is different, stop judging yourself. You’re only hindering your success. If you plan to change the world or create an empire, you can’t care what others will think of you. You can only hope you will be respected for it.

…And the most important one

Stop the voice. If you are an entrepreneur, you run your own business, team, whichever, you know what we are talking to you about here. That voice that randomly creeps in and the back of your head to tell you, you’re not good enough at life. The thing is that we never really MASTER that voice. Learning to stop listening and reversing your thoughts, to good thoughts, is the key.

What makes a successful entrepreneur is knowing that voice is not you. That you should not listen, because the truth is it takes a special human being to run their own business. It takes a lot of risks and a ton of passion.

Not everyone bites the bullet and starts their own business. People don’t see the ‘behind the scenes’; the late nights, the sweat, tears, debt, arguments, friendships lost, etcetera. Society only sees beauty and success. So, for those of us who stopped listening to the nay-sayers and the Debbie Downers, accepted and embraced our weaknesses, believed in ourselves and our passions, thank you! Thank you for showing up every single day. Some days will be harder than others, but those other days will be the most rewarding.

Our advice to you is to keep going! Keep going when it hurts. Keep going when things get rougher than you ever thought possible. Especially keep going when everyone around you doubts you.

Because if you follow your passion, it will pay off.