So what makes a successful entrepreneur? These are a few of my personal views on what it takes to be successful.
• Always stay humble.
This is one of the most important qualities. Remember where you came from and always remember what it’s like to have nothing. It can take years to become successful, but it can be taken away at any time.
Never call them your ‘employees’ they are your team, your family! You spend so much time working alongside them everyday more than your own family during working hours. So it’s so important to treat them with the most amount of respect. You are only as good as your team. Remember, teamwork makes the dream work!
What you think and feel HAPPENS! Therefore any negative thoughts will equal negative outcome. Always stay positive, if you believe in what you think it will happen!
Knowledge. Stay ahead of the game at all times. Never ever get complacent. Research new trends regularly. Read read read. Knowledge is power, you can never have enough!
You have to be passionate about your business and love what you do. Without discipline, dedication and determination it will never work. A business that wins financially without passion will never work out long term. Passion drives you, your team and everything else that keeps your business together.
• Not afraid of failure.
If you worry about failure there is no point in starting in any business. You have to be willing to fail in order to succeed. You will always learn from your mistakes. Always remember that mistakes equal a bigger success in the end. Failure is NOT giving up!
I could go on, there are so many factors that contribute in the making of a successful entrepreneur, and all of these are covered in my mentoring sessions.
Share your ideas, what do you think makes a successful entrepreneur?