Willingness to work hard
Running your own business and leading a team is not something to take lightly.
Entrepreneurs are dedicated to the success of their company and want to ensure they’re doing everything they can to sustain or grow the business. They recognize that it’s ultimately up to them to see their vision become a reality.
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ” – Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father
Entrepreneurs believe in their product or service as well as in themselves. Having the conviction to make those tough decisions that can make or break a business, as well as standing up for what they deserve, is a defining characteristic of a prosperous business owner.
“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” – James Madison
Successful entrepreneurs are continually coming up with their next best idea and figuring out how to make it profitable. Entrepreneurs see a problem or hole in a market and want to develop a way to fix it. Thinking outside the box and coming up with new solutions, whether it will be for the company as a whole or a way to better serve their customers is the mark of a true entrepreneur.
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
All else aside, entrepreneurs are passionate about the work they do. Every decision and move, is stemmed from that love for their product, audience, and company. Passion is what keeps business owners going when things get tough and the driving force behind their success. Even if you don’t possess all these traits, that doesn’t mean you can’t adopt those qualities or become the business owner you wish to be. Much of entrepreneurship requires a learn-as-you-go mentality, which only makes you better as you gain experience.
Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures. – Joseph Campbell, American Mythologist, Writer, and Lecturer
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey