Entrepreneurs who START a business typically exhibit these traits:
- Independent - they want to be their own boss.
- Self-Reliant - they want to know they're 100% responsible for their own results
- Hard-working - they're not afraid of hard work, long hours, and the toughest boss they'll ever have (see #1 above!)
Entrepreneurs who SUCCEED in business typically exhibit these traits:
- Dream big but dream focused. They want to create something that is substantial and that makes a real contribution. But they are also focused enough and disciplined enough to distinguish between opportunities and distractions.
- Lifelong student. They're willing to learn, experiment and try new things. They regularly challenge their own assumptions and explore outside their comfort zone.
- Willing to ask for help, delegate, and outsource. Most entrepreneurs are better at helping than being helped. But if you’re not willing to ask for help or delegate to others, you severely limit your growth.
- Will break through obstacles. Entrepreneurs always get stuck. Whether in dire straits financially, facing a tough new competitor, or dealing with internal headaches, the entrepreneurial journey is almost always turbulent. Successful entrepreneurs expect this and have learned to "secure their own oxygen mask before assisting others."
- Resilient. They face disappointment with courage. And more important, they bounce back. Again and again and again. And again!!
- Have patience. Things rarely work out for entrepreneurs as quickly as they'd like. Successful entrepreneurs have come to understand that sometimes the "shortcut" is the long way.
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