The Best Traits of an Entrepreneur Start with Grit

The Best Traits of an Entrepreneur Start with Grit

When speaking of the best traits of an entrepreneur we’re not talking about their intelligence, personality or intuitiveness but rather their grit! There’s little doubt these people are willing to work, but it is the way in which they approach their work that we’re discussing here today! Successful entrepreneurs typically have a firm understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses which allows them to concentrate on what they’re are good at so they can better focus on goals they’ve set! These people often times ‘hack’ their way to success by using their strong focus and vision to guide and inspire them along the way!

Following below are 3 ‘gritty’ traits that help propel aspiring entrepreneurs to reach their goals and experience success! Do you have any of them?

Embrace Your Strengths & Respect Your Weaknesses

Knowing your own personal strengths and weaknesses is a great ‘starting’ point for anybody looking to start and/or run a small business! The last thing you want to do is to waste your valuable time on things of which you have little knowledge or expertise! This also leads to many mistakes being understandably made which take time to fix and subsequently opens the door to self-doubt and frustration! Nothing will diminish your confidence and motivation more than doubting yourself amid the frustrations of correcting needless errors!

Hard Working

We all have heard countless stories of people reaching great levels of success as entrepreneurs but this didn’t happen by accident! These people much like yourself are willing to work to achieve their goals and this is the foundation upon which many successful businesses have been built! Now there are many ways to cut down on your work-load such as automation or out-sourcing, but make no mistake, if you are NOT willing to work, success will likely NEVER be yours! Escaping the 9-5 workforce by going into business on your own does NOT mean the path will be easy, the hours shorter or the sacrifices fewer! On the other hand, your ultimate reward will be taking control of your financial future, so the hours you invest and the sacrifices you make will be worth it!

Pocket Your Pride and Ask for Help

A network saves legwork and is one the best ways to further your education or to simply ‘hack’ your way through a problem! The savvy entrepreneur understands that they should NEVER be too proud to ask for help! Reaching out to others when looking for help not only gets you the assistance you need, but it also typically connects you with like-minded with whom you can share thoughts and ideas! Although you may be in business by yourself, this should never prevent you from establishing and maintaining a network of folks you can call upon for tips, tricks and advice!

Grit is one of the best traits of an entrepreneur in terms of how they primarily focus on goals and do what it takes to reach them! By first assessing their own personal strengths and weaknesses these people are able to plan their course of action according to their particular areas of expertise! Although they are willing to work to get what they want these entrepreneurs are also aware of their own weaknesses which helps them avoid doing the things that slow them down or hold them back! As discussed above the ‘gritty’ entrepreneur also knows when to reach out and ask for help and is NOT afraid to do so! Having the grit to roll up your sleeves and get to work is essential to aspiring entrepreneur but just as important is knowing your weaknesses so they DON’T sabotage your efforts along the way!

5 Challenges All Small Business Owners Must Overcome!

5 Challenges All Small Business Owners Must Overcome!

On the surface small business owners seem to have it made considering in many cases, they are working alone! Oh course the initial assumption understandably is, when working alone, you have nobody pushing, pressuring or pissing you off, thereby ruining an otherwise peaceful day! Time to get real however since solopreneurs, like the ones described above, have many challenges standing between them and their aspirations for small business success! Subtle as these challenges may be however, unless you’re willing to work to overcome them, even just one, could easily be the cause of any business failure!

For anybody working alone in their own business here are 5 areas of concern they must address if they plan on being successful…

Work Overload

When you are the ‘owner operator’ of any business you must be willing to work since you can’t rely upon the help of others! This ‘willingness’ however can grow a bit weary over time, especially if the results from the efforts you’ve invested are slow in coming! Either fatigue or frustration or both is all you need to ‘dampen’ or even extinguish the competitive fires within you causing you to lose your drive and relinquish your dreams!

Anxiety

When working alone self-doubt can often times be your worst enemy but this is something that ‘comes with the territory’ when working as a solopreneur! Without feedback or encouragement from others minor problems can easily bloom into a full blown catastrophe and the next thing you know, rationale thinking goes out the window! Anxiety can not only keep you from enjoying the small business success you seek but it can and will ruin your life if left unchecked!

Stress

Both the mental and physical capabilities of anyone who works alone are under constant demand which leads to exhaustion in both cases! Once again without the support or even the simple camaraderie associated with having others around , any stress be it physical or mental, has the tendency to grow disproportionately! There are many dangers signs here that threaten not only your small business success but even more importantly, your overall health! Remember, stress can kill so steps need to be taken by solopreneurs to avoid long periods of isolation! Spend more time with family and friends to help keep you grounded, you’ll be glad you did!

Motivation

When you are motivated both your focus and your efforts tend to be very strong which is why most entrepreneurs need to be self driven! Now there are many reasons that may motivate someone, some may be internal, which is a strong source, while others may be more external, much like the encouragement you get from others! It is external sources of motivation most solopreneurs lack thereby putting them at a bit of a disadvantage UNLESS they identify other sources from which they can draw their motivation! Simply remember you MUST be willing to work at keeping your ‘drive’ alive because the success you seek will slip away otherwise!

Education

Keeping yourself up to date with current news and developments is challenging enough for any online entrepreneur but for solopreneurs, this challenge can be greater! With so much to do and so little time to do it, it becomes very easy to put your own self-education on hold, or worse, shelve it completely! Maintaining your ongoing education is critical for any online business primarily because things change so fast on the internet and in the blink of an eye you can find yourself far behind the competition!

Although small business owners appear to have it made because they are working alone with no one bossing them around, they do face unique challenges! The fact is that solopreneurs like those described above must be willing to work through certain fundamental challenges that confront them each and every day! These challenges, issues and/or concerns, as discussed above are simple enough but do, however, become particularly daunting to anybody working alone! The point is without the constant support, feedback or encouragement of others, which most solopreneurs tend to lack, small business success will evade them!

Solopreneurs Face Unique Challenges

Solopreneurs Face Unique Challenges

On the surface Solopreneurs seem to have it made because they are working alone however once you take a closer look, it is easy to see that entrepreneurs who work alone face many challenges! When running a small business, by yourself, you can set your own hours and make all the decisions but on the other hand you’ve ‘inherited’ many responsibilities that may otherwise typically be shared with others! Another thing to consider is whether you are comfortable and well-suited to spend so much time alone, often without the input of others, while building your business!

Let’s take a closer look at some of the challenges you can expect to face when working alone and how to overcome them!

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Although the challenges discussed above are all daunting, believe it or not these are NOT the only obstacles you are likely to face when working alone! The following article ‘presents’ more than 100 entrepreneurs sharing their own concerns about the barriers they face when going it alone as entrepreneurs and how they handle these challenges!

Entrepreneurs: The Biggest Challenges Facing Solopreneurs …

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When working alone, as discussed above, you will find plenty of obstacles challenging your discipline, focus, mind-set and productivity! The video below shares some tips and tricks you can use to stay productive, get organized and remain motivated to do what needs to be done! Remember, with nobody around you’ve got only yourself to depend upon to keep both your business and yourself profitable as well as productive…

Many people envy solopreneurs for the ‘apparent’ lifestyle they lead! These gritty entrepreneurs are usually working alone without the support or instructions of others and even though this seems attractive, at least on the surface, running a small business by yourself offers many challenges as discussed in the articles above! Perhaps the biggest challenge of all facing those who are working for and by themselves is maintaining the motivation they will need to succeed and this was addressed in the above video! The long and short is this, the life of any solopreneur offers the potential of great freedom and riches, provided of course the individual is willing and prepared to tackle and conquer the unique obstacles associated with running a small business all by yourself!

10 Life Hacks Every Small Business Owner Can Use

10 Life Hacks Every Small Business Owner Can Use

If you are a small business owner who wants to be more productive there are certain ‘adjustments’ you can make to better leverage both your time and efforts! Many entrepreneurs who have taken to the internet as a means to manage and grow their business rely heavily upon their own efforts since they typically work alone! Having said that it would seem that the single most important thing internet entrepreneurs need to succeed in their quest for success and riches is to learn how to become more productive in how they use their time! Our discussion today focuses on 10 life hacks anyone can use to be more productive when managing a small business or simply trying to get the most out of their busy days!

The video below featuring Carly Cristman offers 10 simple ‘hacks’ ready for you to begin implementing as soon as now to help make your efforts more productive while minimizing your stress…

 

Most every small business owner who works online usually has to rely mostly upon their own efforts therefore it seems what they need to succeed is to learn ways in which they can be more productive! By first identifying your own weaknesses and accenting your strengths you’ve already saved yourself loss time and much frustration but there is still more you can do! The discussion in the above video focuses on simple hacks you can put into use immediately to help you get more done with every day without stress or wasting time! It is important to realize these tips or hacks will also benefit you in your everyday life as well, which is of course why they are called ‘life’ hacks! Our thanks go to Carly who in the above video did such a masterful job of revealing and explaining these simple hacks that can save you much time while making you more productive as well!

Choosing Instagram for Business Over Snapchat

Choosing Instagram for Business Over Snapchat

If you’re currently using Instagram for business but are tempted to switch your attention over to Snapchat due to its rising popularity there are a few things you may want to consider! Both sites use visual content as a means to communicate thoughts or deliver a message and both are very popular with the younger generation! Snapchat however is starting to really catch fire and the eye of many social marketers as it appears to be the next ‘best’ platform to which you should hitch your mobile marketing strategy, or should you? In the past we’ve discussed spreading yourself too thin across the social media landscape by trying to be active on too many sites because your effectiveness decreases in proportion to the number of sites you use! On the other hand if something is hot, such as is the case with Snapchat, it only makes sense to check it out!

What we need to do is to take a closer look into two very similar social sites, Instagram and Snapchat, to see if the time is right to switch to Snapchat, or perhaps not!

 

In the above video, Chalene Johnson discusses her reasons for using Instagram for business even though Snapchat seems to be growing in popularity! Both these social sites primarily use visual content as a means to communicate and both also tend to be popular with young adults however Instagram does have more of a track record and is still a very important and effective component to any mobile marketing strategy! Charlene suggests above that ‘chasing’ after every new and promising social site will decrease your effectiveness while increasing your frustration so the question is should a switch to Snapchat be made due to its current popularity? Unless you have the time and patience to devote to yet another social media location online, it is probably wise to stick with what is currently working and that is Instagram! Simply keep on eye on how any newer sites, such as Snapchat, continue to evolve and/or develop before you decide to work them into your current mobile marketing strategy! Remember, the internet environment seems to change all the time and with those changes will come new sites as well as opportunities you can capitalize on so just be patient, observant and vigilant in your choices! In short look, listen and learn while trying to avoid the temptation to invest your valuable time into every new site that shows promise!