Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs – Within the past two years, we have witnessed a significant increase in the number of entrepreneurs pursuing business goals and working to create a life of freedom. Now, aspiring entrepreneurs have the time to execute plans and launch business ideas as the pandemic has forced many people into unemployment. This moment in time could be a grand opportunity for those who want to take a leap of faith; An opportunity to gain experience, learn, build and enjoy yourself along the way in addition to setting your own salary. Venturing into the entrepreneurial space has its rewards and its pitfalls but the beauty of it all lies in the journey.
Creating a business that you love and one that you’re proud of takes time and effort. Here are 3 tips I’ve found to be the most effective when it comes to achieving success and accomplishing tasks.
How to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success
1. Take Action
The first step to reach achieving any goal, whether it be as an entrepreneur or in your personal life starts with you taking action. You make things happen if you never get started. As my entrepreneurial journey continues, I know firsthand that choosing to take action is the most important lesson to learn. Getting into a habit of doing even when you don’t necessarily feel like writing that article, or calling a prospect, or posting on social media, choosing not to do it may potentially cause you to lose out on an opportunity. Even worse, not taking action when you know you should decrease momentum and kills productivity. In order to realize the success you want, get into the habit of getting things done, one step at a time.Discovering your purpose will also encourage you to Act. Here’s why Purpose is important.
2. Staying Persistent
Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs – Persistence was and sometimes still is one of my biggest struggles as an entrepreneur. But, one of the advantages of me recognizing this as one of my weaknesses is I’ve been able to pinpoint what triggers me not to be persistent. It’s not that I get bored with being an entrepreneur. The issue is I sometimes get overwhelmed. I’ve learned in order to be successful it’s best not to overextend yourself. Breaking down your to-do lists and focusing on one task at a time will get you further along. Now, instead of multitasking, I focus on assignments and projects without feeling rushed and worried. Stay fresh and avoid burnout – this way, you will accomplish a day’s work without getting into a mental fog, this is the key to persistence.
3. Knowledge & Learning
Continued Education whether it be listening to podcasts on productivity or digital marketing, reading an expert opinion-based business article, or taking a Udemy course, entrepreneurs can find tremendous benefits in today’s online learning. One of the biggest advantages of keeping your mind sharp and open to new ideas will revitalize the way you view building or scaling your business. Great strategies are often found in looking at the way someone else has achieved entrepreneurial success and using their example as a resource to reach your goals. We have the awesome advantage of learning from others with the simple swipe or click of our iPhone or Android.
How Will You Achieve Entrepreneurial Success?
It depends on how you evaluate and monitor your progress. Let these three tips be a guideline for achieving your goals as an entrepreneur. Taking action, staying persistent, and continuing to learn as you grow are guaranteed paths to success. Although you may have mentors, coaches, or other people you look to for guidance along the way, your entrepreneurial path should be unique to you.
Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!