The 3 Qualities All Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

The 3 Qualities All Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

I've seen entrepreneurs with very different styles become wildly successful. But the three qualities that always seem to be present are self-confiden

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I’ve seen entrepreneurs with very different styles become wildly successful. But the three qualities that always seem to be present are self-confidence, bias towards optimism, and effectiveness.

Moving forward on an initiative with the assumption that you will be able to succeed with a fraction of the resources needed requires an enormous amount of self-confidence and optimism. In other words, these two qualities are prerequisites to getting started. Although these qualities sometimes approach levels of unhealthy delusion, all the successful entrepreneurs I have seen have been self-confident.

Effectiveness shows itself in different ways. Some people are very effective directly – They’re good at things like building a brand, developing a product, acquiring customers, selling, optimizing operations, etc. They usually attract other individuals who are good at similar things. Other entrepreneurs are effective in a more indirect sense by influencing others to join them.

The best entrepreneurs are usually good at both direct and indirect means of effectiveness.

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This article is from Inc.com

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