12 qualities and mindsets of the successful entrepreneur

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Qualities and Mindsets Qualities and Mindsets of the of the Successful Successful Entrepreneur Entrepreneur 12 12

Author: steve-scott

Post on 11-Aug-2014



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What makes certain entrepreneurs so successful? What skills, hacks and tips help these individuals to succeed while others fail? In this presentation we’ll look at the 12 success tips that drive entrepreneurs to succeed.


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  • It takes a certain skillset to become a successful entrepreneur. A combination of drive, vision,drive, vision, energy, hardenergy, hard workwork and good old- fashioned luckluck.
  • In this presentation, well talk about 12 qualities that separate successfulsuccessful entrepreneursentrepreneurs from the crowd. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5987691227/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5987691227/
  • They dontThey dont do itdo it for thefor the money.money. 11 While many entrepreneurs focus on monetary gain, that isntisnt their primary driving factor.
  • They have passionpassion for the work that they do. They lovelove the process and they want to create something specialspecial. The money will come on its own. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4089141799/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4089141799/
  • They areThey are not afraidnot afraid to fail.to fail. 22 Almost every major self-made person has experienced a major failuremajor failure. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/204150156/
  • The difference is that a successful entrepreneur will not fear these failures, but understandunderstand them for the lessonslessons that they are.
  • They focus onThey focus on a single goala single goal or purpose.or purpose. 33 Its impossible toIts impossible to succeed at everything.succeed at everything. The more things you try to succeed at, the more chances you have to fail at everything.
  • A successful entrepreneur understands this and has a laserlaser focusfocus on a single and specific goal.
  • They haveThey have a mentor.a mentor. 44 Nobody starts out knowing everything about a business. Mistakes willMistakes will always happen.always happen. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2809363103/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2809363103/
  • But a good way to minimize them is to enlist the assistance of a mentor who has the experience in this field to show youshow you what to dowhat to do. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9011665606/
  • TheyThey understandunderstand the why.the why. 55 When people try to create something new they often focus on two important questions: WhatWhat and HowHow. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5023023307/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5023023307/
  • On the other hand, a successful entrepreneur should also think: Why?Why? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2045400244/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2045400244/
  • They dreamThey dream big dreams,big dreams, but oftenbut often start small.start small. 66 Having a grand vision is a wonderful thing. But an entrepreneurs success should be built upon a solid foundationsolid foundation. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2204532760/
  • Smaller and more manageablemanageable successessuccesses often lead to achieving hugehuge goalsgoals. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7320494086/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7320494086/
  • TheyThey prioritize.prioritize. 77 They build lists. They lay out their vision in stepssteps and mark them off, one task at a time. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8700094338/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8700094338/
  • Setting goalsgoals, making plansplans and having a to-do listto-do list of actionable items on daily, weekly, monthly and yearly levels keeps them marching toward their long- term goals. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5426412488/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5426412488/
  • They knowThey know they cant dothey cant do everything.everything. 88 An entrepreneur is a person with vision, knowledge and drive. Unfortunately, this isnt not enoughnot enough. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/96735676/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/96735676/
  • To do great things they need the helphelp of othersof others. A successful entrepreneur understands the importance of sharing their vision with others and delegating their ideas. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7007372665/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7007372665/
  • They haveThey have faith theyfaith they will succeed.will succeed. 99 A successful entrepreneur has faithfaith. They believebelieve in themselves, in the people they work with and in their overall purpose.
  • An entrepreneur needs to be the ultimateultimate optimistoptimist, charting a path past the rocks and shoals with a firm belief that they will reach their goals.
  • TheyThey understand,understand, It does notIt does not have to behave to be perfect.perfect. 1010 An entrepreneur will strive for excellenceexcellence. They dont produce a product thats substandard. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6814239829/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6814239829/
  • However, they also realize that there needs to be a limit onlimit on perfectionismperfectionism. Good needs to be good enough. A finished project is better than one that is still being, perfected. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2220008689/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2220008689/
  • They avoidThey avoid negativenegative people.people. 1111 We are all influenced by the people who surround us. PositivePositive peoplepeople can lift our spirits and help to reach new levels. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3020451857/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3020451857/
  • Negative people are a drain and want us down to their levels. Successful entrepreneurs understand this and surround themselves with positivepositive peoplepeople. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3851318553
  • They neverThey never stopstop learning.learning. 1212 LearningLearning is an ongoing process. There is far more knowledge out there than any person can learn in their lifetime. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2540055580/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2540055580/
  • An entrepreneur realizes this and continuescontinues to growto grow. They read business books. They enroll in educational classes. They talk to people both in and out of their field of expertise. In other words, they never stop learning! https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3484147492/https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3484147492/
  • Success is more than just readingSuccess is more than just reading quotes. In fact, it often involvesquotes. In fact, it often involves changing who you are on the inside andchanging who you are on the inside and developingdeveloping successful habitssuccessful habits..
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