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What Makes A Successful Entrepreneur?

The following post is a guest post by CEO and Founder of the Brabble social network Pat Mackaronis.

Successful entrepreneurs refuse to be confined into a set way of thinking. They constantly attempt to look at things in ways never imagined; in ways that boggle the very mind that perceived the thought. By thinking outside of the box, a successful entrepreneur always imagines the outcome of doing something in a different way. The thrill to find out the final result makes the successful entrepreneur challenge existing norms and identify alternate or complimentary methods to achieve the same or even greater results.

Working With Passion

The only way one can truly be successful in any venture is by being passionate in any undertaking. Successful entrepreneurs realize that the reason they keep going on at something is because they are devoted and have a genuine desire to keep working and going at their ideas. Passion is a product of self-drive. Success is always measured in how much commitment is put into it, and how much effort was devoted.

Constantly Learning

Any successful entrepreneur is always on a learning curve. The thirst to keep knowing, and seeking information is paramount in remaining at the top of entrepreneurial success. Successful entrepreneurs not only learn from what they read, see, or hear, they also learn a lot from their own mistakes. Misjudgments are due to occur in entrepreneurship- learning, and moving forward, takes a learning attitude.

Perseverance and Consistency

Perseverance calls for staying the course no matter the outcome, consistency calls for remaining firm in what one is doing without faltering. Entrepreneurship success is invalid if the entrepreneur is weak or easily gets discouraged. It calls for taking heart in the midst of storms; it asks for never giving up and remaining hopeful and determined that the business will work out one way or the other. Remaining true and refusing to alter one’s thinking when discouragement comes knocking makes a sturdy and strong entrepreneur.

Self Belief

A belief in the self is a major asset to any successful entrepreneur. Most successful entrepreneurs do not necessarily seek nor need the approval of others what they conceive a business idea. It is important for the successful entrepreneur to be self-confident and have faultless belief that whatever they have conceived in their hearts or perceived in their minds is a reality that can come alive. Discouragements may come from close friends, family, and even acquaintances, but for as long as the dream is still there and the plan still viable, the source of inspiration and strength will always remain in the self.

Risk Taking

Successful entrepreneurs carry on elements of risk. It is crucial however to note that their levels of risk is not as high contrary to popular belief that it is. Risk taking is carefully thought out and plans of action drawn. If the risk is too high, successful entrepreneurs shy away from such ventures or propositions. Risk taking is calculated, measured against objectives and realities and weighed against the sacrifices and gains that need to be made. Not being optimists or pessimists, successful entrepreneurs are realistic in their risk-taking.

Money Managers

The most important element of any entrepreneurial undertaking is money. Successful entrepreneurs understand the dynamics of money very well. They are prudent in its usage and its acquisition. They understand that money can disappear probable faster than it was made and make every effort in ensuring the business has consistent cash flows to take care of both short-term and long-term needs.

Business Managers

Managing a business involved managing every variable instrumental in sustaining a business. This involves the management of staff, operations and external clients. Successful entrepreneurs treat their employees well and have good rapport with their clients. They run their businesses with professionalism and set high standards to be adhered to within their business ventures.