One thing that fuels our daily life other than talent might be our personality. It makes us successful, conveys our confidence and directly or indirectly boosts our network. Successful entrepreneurs have certain personality traits that enable them to go forward in life and make it big. There are several big shot investors sitting at venture capitalist firms who have funded startups that have turned out to be market leaders.
Most of them agree that specific traits that exist in someone’s portfolio successfully predict their future success. The best part out of this is those traits often don’t come to birth. But are developed by the cultural environment and can be developed or improved over time.
However, do you really know what traits we are talking about? Can you instil, those traits for the betterment of your business? Of course you can.
Let’s list out four traits that most of the successful entrepreneurs seem to have in common:
It is rare to find a successful entrepreneur bothered by petty failures. Their motivation towards their goal sometimes seems to be a mystery. But if you peek closer you will find out that it’s their relentless passion towards solving a problem. At Ted Talks, you would find a lot of entrepreneurs talking about borrowing inspiration from something they solved in their personal life. Haven’t heard about Ted talks? Google it to expand your entrepreneurial knowledge.
Also, investors look forward to something similar in entrepreneurs. Since lack of passion might bring down the bulk of frustration and stress that is caused when things don’t work out their usual way.
Confidence and Humility, a pair of emotional paradox
Afraid of being humiliated cause of failure? But that is something that will polish you and make you a capable entrepreneur. An entrepreneur needs to adjust show a certain degree of “audacity” and confidence to convince his stakeholders. But giving up a certain degree of professional pride is important to adapt to the ever changing market of today. Actually, as an entrepreneur, you must learn to take pride in yourself and what you do. If you are not confident about yourself then no one else is going to put their faith in you. However, at the same time, you must not be boastful and you must not have a heavy head. Boastful attitude and lack of humility can always rub your stakeholders and the vendors towards the wrong way.
Curiosity, the mother of all inventions and the fuel behind innovation
A high degree of curiosity always manages to predict possibilities in a business. But what do we mean by curiosity? You must be curious to find the solution to the impossible problems or curious in figuring out the success reason of your competitor’s product or service.
Consumer behaviour shapes most modern innovations and building something around that can save a lot of capital and precious time.
This might be the most crucial trait behind successful entrepreneurs. It is with persistence and determination that successful founders are able to overcome each and every hurdle coming their way. And above all, you will have to pay very close attention to everything that is happening in your business. As it is the carefulness and constant vigilance, that paves the way for a successful entrepreneurship.
So, how many of these character traits do you have? Do you think any other character traits that an entrepreneur must possess? Be sure to let us know! But make sure to develop the above four personality traits mentioned above and have fun being an entrepreneur!