As Executive Business Coach and successful business owner, I work with entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Much of what I focus on talks about five levels Entrepreneur Ladder as a starting point to help business owners better understand the fundamentals that distinguish extraordinary entrepreneurs from just the regular ones.
While every business owner has characteristics that are unique, there are certain characteristics, all employers must have to succeed. This article will discuss 12 key features that are essential for entrepreneurs to have to succeed. Some may seem like common sense, but do not let that fool you into thinking you know their value.
The feature that I will cover today are:
# 1 Trust
Trust is not something we are born with, it’s something that evolves over time. Truly successful entrepreneurs can be confident, even when they can not particularly safe, because they have strong self-esteem and are confident in their ability to work with the challenges and managed to solve the problem. They also have one common desire: to grow their business and to see positive results.
# 2 Sense of Ownership
Successful entrepreneurs are not blamers. They take ownership to solve the problems that they may have created. Most problems are created when the right systems are not put in place, and we’ll discuss a little later. A sense of ownership requires business owners to see challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Control will become obsolete as these open-minded entrepreneurs take responsibility and are accountable for their actions (or inactions), and working with his team to rise to the challenges with the aim of “Success for All”, and not just focus on their own own.
# 3 Effective communication
Bridge to success is communication, whether the communication is written, spoken or non-verbal. Successful entrepreneurs can develop the ability to listen, collaborate, and take action.
# 4 Passionate Students
How do you learn? Are you looking for information? Ask questions? Read? Research? Chances are you do some or all of those that makes you “autodidactic” student. Successful entrepreneurs are quick to learn from the mistakes and surround themselves with people who know more than they do in the related fields.
# 5 Team Builders and Players
Business owners will learn strong team building skills or else become enslaved to their businesses. No successful business owner shoulders the whole burden of the company and it will never go up the stairs entrepreneurship. Successful business owners master the art of team building.
# 6 systems and processes
Leveraging good system allows business owners more successful with less effort. Contrary to popular belief, it is important to rely on the system performance before one trusts the people. Successful entrepreneurs realize Execution System based solutions tops rely on people. When effective systems and processes are put in place, the team will be more effective. Routine problems are not a people problem, but system-based problem.
# 7 Dedicated
Enterprising entrepreneurs are dedicated to create clear preferences and statements, making it easy for a team to jump on board and stay on track.
# 8 filled with gratitude
Not enough credit is given value appreciation for everything we get. Successful entrepreneurs never take anything for granted, and delight not in material things, but with the satisfaction that comes from accomplishment and contribution.
# 9 Optimistic
Successful business owners understand that setbacks are part of life and be firmly believe their vision, their mission and their commitment to being a company they can be proud of. They do not give into fear, but face it with tenacity, courage and faith.
# 10 Sociable
Successful entrepreneurs know that excitement is contagious and that they need to maintain the interest of their products, services, team, and ideas. They promote the fun-loving, productive environment both inside and outside of work.
# 11 lead by example
True leaders are trained to recognize the strengths and yes, even the weakness of themselves and their team, and offer gratitude, support and reward incentives. They put training in place to better team and gain power and respect by giving respect and his team.
# 12 risk-taking with enthusiasm
Successful business owners recognize that risk is part of the operation. Take a chance, however, need not be impulsive act, but to push the comfort zone of one and trying new things is far beyond the paralysis of fear.
If these features sound within you, make extraordinary “round excellence” club by being a company that you’d want to do business with and respect the gift of leadership you have been given.