15 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

As cheesy as it sounds, everyone needs a positive attitude.

Motivate yourself, your customers and your employees by having a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. A “can do” attitude can save your business from heartache and extra effort in today’s business environment.

So what are the top 15 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs?

Uncertainty —

The key to doing great things is not knowing how they will turn out. Steve Jobs explained how he got his first iPhone developed when Apple launched the iPhone in 2007. Jobs told Tony Fadell, his then chief engineer, that “it’s just an idea. Let’s see if it will work.” That said, success has little to do with how prepared you are, but with the courage to do something because you feel good about it.

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Competitiveness —

To have a competitive advantage, you must push yourself past the point of comfort. Don’t mindlessly work on an assignment or idea; rather, push yourself to go the extra mile.

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Innovation —

The human brain can only understand so much information at once. As a result, the ideas we come up with today may be dead wrong in a few years. As a result, innovating is the key to success. Innovating at the right time means coming up with ideas that the market will actually buy, not only to test the waters, but also because you really believe in them.

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Indifference —

For most of us, there is nothing worse than being told what to do. As a result, we want to do everything differently. Most of us are very much motivated by what we want to do. When we are given an assignment, we want to make sure that we get it right. On the other hand, when we’re told what to do, we don’t care as much. It’s the difference between a rat and a flea, on the one hand, and a monkey and a donkey, on the other.

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Diligence —

Diligence is the key to accomplishing long-term goals. If you have a vision that’s five years down the road, be sure to do a great deal of work today to make your plan happen in the future.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Be Determined —

In life, we usually have to do things that don’t feel good. Sometimes it feels good to give up; on the other hand, sometimes it feels good to keep going. Often, we aren’t fully committed to an idea until the painful part is over. Remember, success doesn’t happen without being in pain.

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Excellence —

To be excellent, you must focus on a particular aspect of your business. When you do so, you are outstanding. Be sure to give your team and your customers what they want and need, and don’t be afraid to be the best.

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Emotional Intelligence —

If you don’t know what people want, you cannot give it to them. People need to understand and be respected; they also need to be understood. When people are respected, they work harder. Even more importantly, they are more likely to remain committed to a goal they have set for themselves.

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Integrity —

A successful business is one that strives for integrity in its personal and professional life. People tend to get lazy if you take them for granted; once they feel like you have abandoned them, they won’t stick around for long. The word integrity means to be truthful and honest, and if you take people for granted, they won’t feel like you’re always truthful.

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Frugality —

Learn to be frugal. Save money by buying used things, and you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches later. When you learn to save, you can buy more of what you want and need; in essence, your needs will improve as you have the money to spend on them.

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Creativity —

In business, the ability to use your brain to come up with fresh ideas is one of the keys to success. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that many business ideas were based on an inspiration from the business world.

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Integrity —

When your integrity is tested, it is your character that determines your level of success. Every time you make a mistake, learn from it and ensure that it never happens again.

Leadership —

Whether you’re in charge of employees, customers, shareholders, or another group, leadership means giving direction. It is easy to say what you want to do and difficult to do it. As a result, to be successful, you must be a good communicator and can’t be afraid to make decisions that may have mixed results.

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Pride —

You should never think that you are better than someone else. As a leader, you should embrace the opposite and make others feel comfortable. If you lead in a positive way, your employees will follow your example and act like a team.

In the end, these lessons are ones that will be relevant throughout your entire lifetime. As long as you use them in order to become successful in whatever it is you set out to do, you will be well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur. The question, of course, is: how do you get started?

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