What makes up successful entrepreneurial mindset traits? I came up with this list after giving it a lot of thought and looking at the most successful business people I personally know, know through my network, and have heard of. Although this list is undoubtedly not exhaustive, I do believe that great entrepreneurs share all of these traits. There may be some overlap among some of these traits, but I have preserved all 12 because there are enough variances among them to account for the various facets of a person’s personality and character. You may be just starting out on a startup company and you might not deem yourself an entrepreneur yet, but you know deep down that you are. How do you know for sure?
You Are Smart
Every successful business person I know—indeed, every successful person—is intelligent. Some of them may not, but some do, have an IQ of 160. They have above average intelligence, and the majority have attended college, many earning advanced degrees. Successful businesspeople are typically not just “Book Smart,” but also “Street Smart.” Typically, they are quite astute and perceptive. Most prosperous business people also have a respectable level of “emotional intelligence.” Although they can be, they occasionally decide not to be. Not because they have no regard for others, but rather because they are so ferociously competitive and hold both themselves and everyone around them to extremely high standards.
You Refuse to Accept the Employee Mentality
You won’t adopt an employer’s perspective. You reject the notion of obeying someone else’s orders while living paycheck to paycheck. You want to be the one issuing orders, not the other way around. You desire an independent existence where you can engage in any activity at any time.
You Are a Problem Solver
One of the most typical characteristics of a successful entrepreneur is their attempt to find a solution on their own. They don’t ask for assistance from others; instead, they think about how to solve the issue. Finding a way to address people’s problems is, in fact, at the core of entrepreneurship. then starting a company that offers a solution to the problems of others. If you are not good at solving problems, you cannot be a successful entrepreneur. However, if you do, then you undoubtedly have an entrepreneurial mind.
You Are Passionate
It makes no sense to aspire to be an entrepreneur but aren’t passionate about it. An entrepreneurial attitude is one that values the process. If you believe entrepreneurship is cool but you dislike the process, it may not be for you. All successful entrepreneurs are great today because they pursued their dreams and endured through the process. Entrepreneurial passion is about having faith in your abilities, your group, and your goal. Entrepreneurs who are successful tend to be upbeat but not naive. Others might occasionally think that they are acting naively. But they notice something that nobody else has yet. And they maintain their zeal, enthusiasm, and focus despite obstacles and setbacks. They keep the vision alive. They’re on a mission. They are carrying the organization’s torch.
You Are Emotionally Strong
You are aware that being an entrepreneur is a journey with many ups and downs. You are aware that people will make fun of you and criticize you, but you shouldn’t listen to them or let them demoralize you. Additionally, you are aware that you must deal with failures and people’s betrayals. Even though it may seem like everyone is against you, you know that this is just part of the journey. You have self-confidence.
You seem to be comfortable even outside your comfort zone
Most people are afraid to step outside of their comfort zone for fear of failing. However, you are extremely confident in yourself and believe that only by stepping outside of your comfort zone can you grow. Great businessmen understand that if they do not confront their fears, they will never grow. They understand that they must be at ease with anxiety, risk, and uncertainty.
You Are A Person Who Takes Action
Wantrepreneurs read books, listen to podcasts, watch motivational videos, and plan out their entire ideas but never act on them or procrastinate on them. Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, act as soon as a business idea occurs to them. They comprehend there is no tomorrow and are not intimidated by taking risks.
You Are Self Confident
I don’t think I need to say much about confidence other than to say that great entrepreneurs have it, and not in the form of false bravado; they are confident because they recognize exactly what they’re doing and stating. It doesn’t mean they won’t listen or that they need to hide their insecurities by being overconfident. In fact, the opposite is true. Great entrepreneurs are usually “correct.” When they make a mistake, they admit it, make any necessary amends, and move on with their lives.
You Are Able To Lead
Many books on leadership have been published, but my greatest definition of a leader is any individual who has supporters. You should have a “tribe” to be successful. It’s not the same as simply being self-sufficient. Being your own boss sounds like a worthwhile goal. But there’s more to it than that. Being your own boss entails being a leader for others. As an entrepreneur, you will have a vision that will not come to fruition unless you surround yourself with a fantastic team. To make that happen, you must have an inspiring personality that attracts people like a magnet.
You Are A Hard Worker
You are quite well conscious about your own strengths and flaws. You don’t try to improve your weaknesses; instead, you concentrate on your strengths. Successful entrepreneurs are typically hard workers who also enjoy what they do. They are committed, determined, and focused. They are goal-oriented and have a keen eye for detail. They are typically well-organized and appear to have boundless energy. In a recent study, it was found that the key to success for female entrepreneurs was hard work and dedication.
You Dedicate Yourself On Important Stuff
For instance, you always think about collecting paystubs or how to earn more. You know what competitiveness looks like if you’ve ever been friends with a successful military figure or an athlete. People who are extremely competitive are not always “in your face” about things. But you can tell by their approach and track record that they enjoy winning and, more importantly, despise losing. Successful entrepreneurs are ambitious, disciplined, and driven to succeed. Most people have a “chip on their shoulder,” as if they have something to prove.
You Hate To Follow The Norm
Successful entrepreneurs do not seek advice from others. In reality, they prefer self-directed learning. Moreover, they pay attention to their instincts and test them. They are not afraid to put themselves to the test. If you believe that you never lose, but instead see your challenges as opportunities to win or learn. And you act on your instincts, which is one of the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur.