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5 Replicable Traits of Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Replicable Traits of Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs

Starting your own business may seem daunting, especially if you don’t have any experience with entrepreneurship. If you are worried about being able to make your business a success, it is always helpful to turn to other entrepreneurs to see what you need to do. Learning from the example of others is one of the best ways to see what you should and shouldn’t be doing. Truly successful entrepreneurs are not hard to understand. There are a set number of traits that are rampant within the community of highly successful entrepreneurs and business owners. This is a list of five of the most important distinctions.

Deeply Driven with Passion

The most successful entrepreneurs have a deep drive for success as well as a wild passion for their product or service, or sometimes just for their business in general. They believe in themselves, first and foremost, even when the outcome appears dark or misleading. This passion and drive to win allow them to persist when obstacles seem impossible to overcome. This passion is realistic, but it also provides a push to do and be more so they can succeed.

Successful Entrepreneurs are Relentless

Wildly successful entrepreneurs are not the type to quit. They will always come back from any setback, and they’re not afraid of repeated failures. This thick skin is what keeps them together when the market pulls them through the mud. Successful entrepreneurs are relentless. For example, this article talks about how Silicon Valley mogul Toby Scammell started several companies in San Francisco and in cyberspace before founding the marketing analytics firm Womply. Sometimes an entrepreneur just has to keep throwing ideas at the wall until they find one that sticks.

They Respect the Art of Calculated Risk

Most people see entrepreneurs as massive risk takers. This is true to some extent, but it’s important to remember that the risks successful entrepreneurs take are highly calculated and well-planned. This makes all the difference. They know when to put themselves out there and go for it with everything they have, and when to hold back and see how things turn out. This skill isn’t always an innate one. Many entrepreneurs learn this through trial and error, and by watching other business leaders around them.

Adaptation and Flexibility

Entrepreneurs are often cast in the light of stubbornness, but the truth is that, while they remain strong in their personal beliefs, truly successful entrepreneurs can adapt to just about any scenario. They are prepared to take constructive criticism and utilize it to enhance their practices for an optimal outcome. This flexibility is a huge part of what makes them successful, because it allows them to look at a problem from a different angle and see what needs to be done to overcome the obstacles in their path.

Disciplined Money Management

Most entrepreneurs start out with little to no income from their product or service. To grow that concept into a thriving business, an entrepreneur must have the discipline and overall vision to manage their money wisely so that it can grow over time. Successful entrepreneurs start with what they have and immediately begin growing their business by funneling profits back into the business itself, rather than paying themselves excessive salaries or wasting money on unnecessary expenditures. Keeping money management tight can be the difference between a successful entrepreneur and a lost cause of business.

Achieving grand success as an entrepreneur is next to impossible, but following the correct steps to get there make the journey much more viable. Keeping an eye on your daily habits and personality traits will make a big difference in the long run.


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by Eileen O'Shanassy // Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter: @eileenoshanassy.

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