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!
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!
As an internet entrepreneur thinking outside the box is something that will give you a competitive advantage because most people follow the accepted ‘norms’ that are proven to be safe and effective! Being more creative gives you a fresh perspective on things that often leads to innovation while also serving to enhance your problem solving and decision making skills as well! The problem is calling upon your creative genius is NOT always as simple as it may seem which is unfortunate because being creative can help you in so many different ways and when operating on the internet, it can also help you stand out!
Let’s dive immediately into how your own creativity is actually a business asset as well as discussing tips you can use to quickly summons the creative genius in you for whatever purpose!
The tips offered above will enable you to nuture and bring forth your own creative genius! By maintaining the right mindset and surrounding yourself with like-minded others, this will allow you to more readily tap into your own creativity! Sometimes the suggestions above may just not be enough so the following article serves to offer you an extensive list of tips, tactics and techniques desighned to stimulate and bring forth the creative genius that lies dormant in you!
The following video featuring Rafael Eliassen discusses the difficulty many of us sometimes have blasting through those ‘creative blocks’ to unlock our own original and unique thoughts! Enjoy the video as Rafael shares with you his own 4 step formula for bringing out the creativity in you!
Thinking outside the box is a great way to stand out and be innovative, especially on the internet, but it’s not always easy to tap into your creative genius since most people tend to follow ‘norms’ already established! The fact is, as discussed above, creativity is actually a very valuable business asset that amongst others things, allows you to improve your problem solving and decision making as well as helping you think along innovative lines! The intent, lesson or takeaway from the discussion above is not only how creativity (yours) is an asset, but how you can easily summons your creative genius for when and where you may need it, which in life is all the time!
If you’re building a business on the internet what you need to succeed insofar as your mindset and other psychological attributes is what we’re going to discuss here today! Working online can be very exciting when you consider the entire globe is your marketplace however your business success depends upon your ability to get and stay motivated along with maintaining your focus and discipline! As important as these attributes are to your business success, it is can be somewhat easy to overlook how critical they are in terms of how quickly you get the results you seek or even how discouraged you may become when setbacks occur!
The following article discusses the role passion plays in your ability to get and stay motivated and what you can do when you’ve lost your enthusiasm for what you’re doing!
Restoring your passion is a critical factor if you are looking to reach your goals online since this passion WILL be a HUGE source of motivation for you! On the other hand your newly restored enthusiasm or zest is useless without channeling it in the right direction! It’s all about your focus and this next article addresses 10 ways you can maintain the concentration you need to be more productive and thus achieve your goals!
Having both passion and focus are necessary components of being successful but your ability to rebound from setbacks is critical because believe you me, things will NOT always go as you planned! Bouncing back from unexpected setbacks is something you must be able to do otherwise you’ll allow discouragement to set in thus disrupting your focus, polluting your mindset and compelling you to even give up! The following video featuring Abe Brown discusses 3 keys you’ll need to develop your resilience to the tough times and setbacks you’ll no doubt face when building your internet business!
The discussion above was all about the psychological intangibles you’ll need to succeed as an internet entrepreneur! Our first inclination is to assume your business success depends almost exclusively on having a product or service, in demand, and making sales, but what about how you get and stay motivated to do so? What was presented above discussed how to maintain or recapture lost passion, maintaining your focus and developing the necessary grit so you won’t be easily discouraged when things do NOT go according to plan! Without these attributes, your ability to make the most of your efforts will quickly diminish compromising both your commitment as well as your busines success! The point is, as an entrepreneur without the right mindset, you are likely only setting yourself up for a series of frustrations that could lead you to quitting before you’ve reach any level of success!
Critical thinking, in a nutshell, is essentially exercising the ability to gather pertinent facts and reason through them in a way that helps you to improve your problem solving and decision making skills! For anyone working by and/or for themselves, such as quite possibly you, critical or active thinking plays a very important role in your business success therefore this is a skill you do want to practice and increase!
Without further ado, let’s dive immediately into learning exactly what critical or active thinking is and how to put it to use in a way that boosts your business success and enriches your personal life!
As an entrepreneur, which many of you likely are, your ability to ‘reason’ through any information you may possess is of course ‘critical’ to your overall success! On the other hand, when faced with a problem, it is always wise to have a back-up plan or strategy that will help you overcome the obstacle that you are facing sooner rather than later! The following brief video offers you 3 tips you can use to help you resolve problems you may NOT have enough experience with or information about thus making it a bit more difficult to solve in a reasonable time frame!
Critical thinking, often referred to as active thinking, is a skill that allows you to ‘absorb’ any data or facts that you can use to help yourself ‘reason’ out the best decisions! Thinking in this way will certainly help you improve your problem solving and decision making abilities and for those of you working online, these skills will definitely serve you well in pursuit of your business success! The accompanying video also dispenses a few very valuable tips or strategies to be used when you may find yourself facing problems that prove to be a bit more difficult and thus require more than just your own reasoning abilities! Success, in almost any form almost always involves the critical process of problem solving and decision making and the information shared above here today is intended to help you through this critical process so that success, in fact, comes easier to you!
Negative thoughts, we all have them, can also be viewed as a silent, lingering, cognitive cancer that tends to influence the very way we think or live our lives! Whether it is past experiences, a lack of confidence or some other reason, it is not unusual for any of us to be influenced, whether knowingly or not, by having low expectations due to negative thinking! What a dismal life yours can become by NOT staying positive about your expectations but instead assuming ‘doom and gloom’ is around every corner! Now, if you expect to accomplish anything of significance in your life, how the hell do you get and stay motivated to do so when the very way you think is sabotaging your ability to stay motivated in the first place?
Let’s have a closer look at how negative feelings or thoughts can hold you back from experiencing greater happiness and success in your life and why staying positive is so important…
Obviously carrying around negative thoughts will only serve to make just about everything you do that more difficult! You tend to approach most things more with a feeling of dread instead of having a take-charge attitude fueled by your unbridled enthusiasm and confidence! When you feel you’re unstoppable it is MUCH easier to get and stay motivated when in pursuit of any goal but on the other hand, negativity can and will definitely hold you back! Let’s now ‘explore’ how you can develop a more positive mindset which can make your life more enjoyable and your successes more abundant!
To gain an even deeper understanding of how your own mindset can direct the outcome of your efforts, let’s listen to the ‘mindful’ thoughts Christopher Babson has to share in the video below!
Negative thoughts or self-talk for that matter needs to be identified early on or otherwise you run the risk of allowing them to literally ‘dictate’ the course of your life! As harsh as what I just stated appears to be, it is true that your ‘outlook’ will typically, in most cases, dictate the results of your efforts! Based upon that ‘logic’ it seems to stand to reason, yet again, that staying positive is the ONLY mindset that makes sense to adopt! Now further consider this: most if not all ‘significant’ goals any of us will have in our lifetime will require the ability to get and stay motivated to achieve them so now the obvious question, is there any choice? To achieve more YOU must be firmly committed to the/your cause and staying positive about where you’re are headed will make it SO much easier to take on and conquer any obstacles that you’re presented with as you enjoy your magnificent journey!