And entrepreneurs born or made? This is one question that has not found a satisfactory answer to until now. Some say that entrepreneurs are born only in this way – an ambitious and independent, with a keen business acumen. They point to people like Rockefeller, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs as examples. But besides these geniuses projects, there exists a class of successful entrepreneurs who work in administrative jobs or background for years before the initiative bug bit them. These people, they say, and entrepreneurs “progress.”
But all these people – I was born, or make – to have some common traits, qualities without which is pretty much impossible to be a successful entrepreneur:
1. A strong sense of independence
Entrepreneurs, by default, be independent. This is why they are ready to leave the work is going on and promising careers behind and pour their energies into their work. It is driven by a fierce sense of independence, to the master of his fate. Pretty much any successful businessman will have this quality.
2. Ability to continue to focus
Starting a new business can be incredibly difficult. One has to follow the hundreds of things – financial, inventory, personnel, marketing, etc. However, if you can stay focused on the goal, you will find your mind, and your profits, straying. To be successful in business requires a disciplined and focused effort – the quality that all successful entrepreneurs have.
3. Strong motivation to be successful
Unless you are really motivated about your business, you can easily move away from the track, and lose morale and run yourself out of business. Can run the startup can be very difficult, especially in the early stages when the clients are hard to come by and one that focuses on the hundreds of things. The task of the entrepreneur is not only stay motivated throughout the bleak periods, but also keep employees happy and optimistic about the business.
I could probably list dozens of other qualities that should be structured – creativity, patience and prudence, even luck – but these three, I think is what defines a successful businessman and apart from the lack of success one.