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Traits Common Among Successful Entrepreneurs

April 11th, 2007 by rosie · 1 Comment


If you are thinking about starting your own business and have shared your thoughts with others, you might not have gotten as much enthusiastic support as you first expected. Going out on your own is not the “norm” and many people fear the unknown or fear failure and so they remain employees and think you should do the same.

What should you do? Will you make it running your own business? Or will you fail and humbly return to the 9-to-5 rut?

Read the following list of traits common among successful entrepreneurs and see how you measure up.

What are some of the similarities of successful entrepreneurs?

  • Persistence
  • Strong drive to achieve
  • High energy level
  • Goal-oriented
  • Independent
  • Demanding
  • Self-confident
  • Calculated risk taker
  • Creative
  • Innovative
  • Vision
  • Commitment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong integrity
  • Highly reliable
  • Personal initiative
  • Ability to consolidate resources
  • Strong management and organizational skills
  • Competitive
  • Tolerance for failure
  • Desire to work hard

How did you measure up? If you think you might have some weak areas, don’t panic. Anyone can learn the habits and adopt the traits of people who have succeeded in running their own business.


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    Comment by free ipod classic
    2008-01-01 23:08:43

    i signed up with a financial services company in 96 after i graduated from college. i thought i was ready to get out of the office job i had through school. that was the biggest mistake of my life and i often think about how my life would be if i hadn’t left that job. i crashed and burned in the financial services (sales) business and it really set me back for a few years. i’m back in a regular office type job and i’ve been here for the last 3.5 years. i don’t think i’ll ever try entrepreneurship again. major kudos to those who do and survive.

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