Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs ...or Students ...or Moms ...or Anyone!
I'd been thinking of the best way of doing a short piece for this website about the Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs, or Students, or Moms, or... Well, anyone who wants to be successful really!
It seemed like one of those strange occurrences. I thought about it in the back of my mind for a few days. I made a few notes of what should be included. But, I hadn't moved it further than that.
And then BAM! along comes an email titled "The Characteristics of a Successful Entrepeneur".
What are the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs? photo courtesy of laverrue at Flickr
"How strange and fortuitous." I thought. ('Cos I sometimes think funny words like "fortuitous"!)
No sooner had I decided that the email contained material which could be adapted to serve my purpose than... BAM! along comes another email titled "The Characteristics of a Successful Student".
"This is beyond weird!" I thought. "Fate or synchronicity or something is trying to tell me something here!"
So listen! I don't want to play around with strange powers, I'm simply going to combine the two lists from the two emails and present them here. I've searched to find who originally put these lists together without being able to give definitive attribution. (If anyone has conclusive evidence let me know please using the contact form. Thanks.)
The Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
Are committed to their goals
Are able to set priorities
Have learned how to learn
Are results oriented
Continually seek new challenges
Manage stress effectively
Focus on a mission
Learn how to make decisions
Practice mental rehearsal
Take calculated risks
Ask for what they want
Are able to ask the right questions
Keep their promises
Are good listeners
Can tolerate rejection and loss
Accept help from successful people
Trust their hunches
Are able to negotiate
Anticipate what can go wrong
Feel good about themselves
Strive to improve
Are assertive when necessary
Are able to see the other person’s point of view
Use praise more than criticism
Learn to say no
I think it's a really good list, but if you have other things that you think should be there let me know in the contact form.