From the obvious to the aha moments, here are the five traits every budding entrepreneur needs in their DNA.
If you think that you will achieve huge success from the first idea or first door you knock on, then the entrepreneur life is not for you.
There will be highs and there will be crushing lows - you will encounter some huge roadblocks along the way but to really make it, you need to be resilient.
Don't give up after the first door closes on you, don't change your business model just because someone tells you to - if have faith and confidence in your business then others will follow.
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2. AN OPEN MIND
Yes, you need confidence in your product and confidence in your own abilities but being close minded and stubborn can make you lose sight of what you are trying to achieve.
True entrepreneurs need to be willing and able to take advice, to take direction and most importantly, take criticism along the way to truly improve their skills.
3. A STRONG WORK ETHIC
Do you think Olympic athletes get to win the gold medals by training every other day? Of course not and so to truly make it, you have to take the same path.
Being constantly visible, constantly evolving your product and being permanently able to reach will hugely improve your chances of making it, and making it big.
4. KNOW YOUR VISION
While many people will call themselves an entrepreneur, every single one will have a different vision of success. Setting your goals early and understanding your concept of success will help you pace your journey to the top and help others assisting you along the way.
5. HAVE FUN
You know that old saying that if you find a job you like you will never work a day in your life?
Well, being an entrepreneur can, and should, be like that.
Not only will taking time to remember to have fun as you build your dream make the whole process more enjoyable, but it will make you better to be around, and therefore people will be more willing and happy to help you along the way.
This article was first published in BLLNR.