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Five traits of highly successful entrepreneurs

5 traits of highly successful entrepreneurs
5 traits of highly successful entrepreneurs
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Tenacious

True entrepreneurs never ever quit. They understand that obstacles come with the territory. Do they feel like throwing in the towel sometimes? Absolutely! But these driven individuals also realize that success is just around the corner. Entrepreneurs are so passionate about their ideas, they don’t wait for the doors of opportunity to be created — they bust through the wall.

People with passion can change the world for the better. – Steve Jobs

Inquisitive

Entrepreneurship and problem solving are synonymous. These curious individuals make a living off finding solutions to society's problems. The inquisitive nature of the entrepreneur is also the driving force of their creativity.

You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. – Russell Simmons

Visionary

They are sometimes called weird or crazy for their wild ideas, but true entrepreneurs have the ability to see the potential of something that has yet to be created. The vision of their ideas create an unwavering faith towards execution.

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. – Malcolm Gladwell

Risk Taker

These trendsetters and trailblazers aren’t afraid of venturing into uncharted territory. They understand the risks, but choose that particular course of action anyway because they believe their chance of success is greater. There are gaps in every market.

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. – Brian Tracy

Effective Communicator

Communication is the foundation of any relationship, whether it be personal or business. Entrepreneurs are pitchers and closers. They are great at selling ideas to other people.

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. – Jim Rohn