There are many different answers to the headline above. Below are several traits and skills that ALL the successful business owners possess… how many apply to you in your business.
The Successful Can Sell and Persuade (Help People to Buy)
Many business owners refuse to do this. They seem to believe that just being open for business and putting the occasional ad in the local paper should have customers lining up for their services. Sad to say, most small business people aren’t entrepreneurs. They simply have created themselves a job and haven’t yet mastered the ability to sell in the new, more educated marketplace of today’s world. To get people to choose to do business with you is the most valuable skill you can possess.
Successful Business Owners Can Perform Well In Any Circumstances
Achieving massive results, even in the face of adversity, is one of the skills a successful entrepreneur have. Entrepreneurial skills are built under pressure. This means pushing yourself hard, creating messes, getting the big idea and then filling in the gaps as you go. Success is messy, challenge yourself with tight deadlines and expect the same from your team.
The Truly Successful Entrepreneurs Are Like Magicians.
They seem to pull money out of thin air. They can go from idea to banking cash in a minimum amount of time. Alternatively, turn the tide around to be in their favour. If you crave certainty and calm, best stick with being an employee.
Few People Do the Necessary Things Needed to Become Successful
First comes the decision. You have to decide you want to be successful and define what success means to you. Then you need to take action to where you want to be. It’s ok to have dreams, but dreams without efforts are pure fantasies, and there’s NO money in that!
Successful Business Owners Take Responsibility for Their Results – Good or Bad!
People who are good at making excuses are lousy at making money. You can’t have both. Successful business owners admit their mistakes, accept responsibilities and then move on while learning a valuable lesson. Most people love to blame other people or blame other circumstances… any excuse will do. They never want to look in the mirror and accept that maybe I was their fault. Then they could have done something better or different and achieved a better result.
Going into business was and will never be easy. It takes passion and perseverence to make it work so you’ll have the successful business that you always want. If you need guidance in this journey, just book in for a quick chat with me and I’ll be happy to help you.