5 Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs To Have

Two key focuses of my blog is Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Many people aspire to be entrepreneurs and have good ideas, but few understand what qualities it takes to be successful. There are specific traits that successful entrepreneurs have. The following contributed post is entitled, 5 Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs To Have.

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It’s easier than ever before to become an entrepreneur, but that doesn’t mean that being an entrepreneur is easy. Far from it! If you’re going to be successful, then you’ll need to first have some capital behind you and a stellar idea. And that’s not all: you’ll also need to have a series of character traits, which will help you to be the best entrepreneur that you can be. Below, we take a look at a few examples. If you don’t yet possess any that we’ve mentioned, then always remember that it’s possible to acquire traits, if you try!

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Energy and Drive

It takes a lot of time and effort to be a successful entrepreneur. Before launching your business, you’ll want to first ensure that you have the required energy levels. We have energy peaks and lows as we go through life, and it’s best if you get started from a strong position (remember, there are things you can do to boost your energy levels if needed). Alongside energy will be your drive, your determination to be a success. Always keep in mind why you want to be successful, not just how you’re going to do it.

A Love of the World

If you’re in the entrepreneur solely as a way to make money, then it’s time to rethink your approach. There are plenty of companies out there who value a dollar above all else; the world doesn’t need another one. In any case, given the time it takes to generate a decent profit, it’s not possible to be driven by money. So if not money, then what? A general desire to improve the world is as good as any other. If you’ve identified a problem, and genuinely believe that your company can help solve the issue, then you’ll have a deep-rooted motivating factor.

Striving Forward

It’s easy to focus on the potential positives of entrepreneurship; it’s much better to focus on the potential hardships. No company goes from strength to strength. There always bumps and mistakes along the way, and it’s how you handle these hardships that’ll determine your long-term success. To learn the art of perseverance, it’s recommended that you learn the stories of existing, successful entrepreneurs. Michael Zima, for example, had setbacks, yet had the belief and drive to carry on until success came his way. There’ll be times when you want to give up. If you’re going to be successful, you’ll need to overcome those doubts.

Optimism

Whether you think you can or you think you cannot, you’re correct. So goes the famous line. If you’re going to throw yourself into the crazy and exciting world of entrepreneurship, then you may as well do so with a positive mindset. Always act like good times are coming!

A Strong Work Ethic

Finally, keep in mind that there’s no substitute for a strong work ethic. You have to be willing to work, work, work in your quest to be successful. It will not happen if you’re not willing to put in the hours.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.