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Entrepreneurs are known to perceive opportunities and are most importantly well-positioned
to take advantage of them. Most of them share the same traits, have something in common
and have the passion to fulfill their dreams despite the odds and challenges they face. The
highly successful entrepreneurs have these 11 habits in common.
1. Remarkable entrepreneurs create SMART goals
The only way to get to what you set out to do is to stick with SMART ( specific, measurable,
attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals. What is the one specific thing you really want
to do. Can you measure its progress, is it attainable, how relevant is it and when do you intend
to get achieve it.
2. They create, maintain, and expand their network of relationships and
resources
Great businesses are built in the company of smart people. Remarkable entrepreneurs are
always looking for opportunities to connect with new professionals but most importantly they
maintain their connections because your network is an asset.
3. They are always finding new ways to improve, improve and improve
Remarkably successful entrepreneurs are constantly learning! Successful entrepreneurs are
some of the most educated (perhaps not formally) people. And they are willing to listen to
everyone and understand that timing is crucial in business.
They invest heavily in acquiring new knowledge (not necessarily getting a formal education) to
get new perspectives on running their businesses and being productive.
4. They are great at building teams and hiring smart talent
You can't build a great company without great people. Hiring and building teams is perhaps
one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs make on their entrepreneurial journey.
Hiring the right employee can enhance your company's culture and pays you back a thousand
times over but bringing on the wrong employee can cause serious damage to your business.
Search for talent, train skill.
5. They have Incredible focus
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The successful entrepreneurs always know what they want and keep a laser focus on it at all
times until it is obtained.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Zig
Ziglar. Focus on what matters.
6. Remarkable entrepreneurs take risks - calculated or not.
The great ones often practice fire-ready-aim at the outset. Are you ready to take risks. Ever
wanted to take that big risk? You are not alone, Richard Branson has been there and he got
past it. Take a step closer to your dream today.
7. They spot great opportunities and take it.
Successful entrepreneurs can recognize an opportunity when they see it. They can
distinguish between what is possible, and what is not. They can compete differently, either by
upgrading, downgrading, bundling or unbundling.
The real magic of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust.
8. Successful entrepreneurs have clear and intriguing goals.
It's not enough to have SMART goals, but goals that really get you excited when you think of
the possibility of achieving them! And guess what , every great entrepreneur can't wait to get
started on a new opportunity.
9.They know when to delegate.
Truly successful entrepreneurs know when to get help - from an assistant, an accountant or
business partner or co-founder. As they grow and expand their portfolio they know when to let
go. The most important thing is to know whom to delegate to and when.
10. They expect and demand the very best.
Remarkable entrepreneurs have the ability and willingness to expect / demand the best work
from everyone they interact with including vendors, employees, independent contractors, and
service providers. And they strive to deliver their very best since they expect more from
others.
11.They just don't give up easily
Every successful entrepreneur you know has failed multiple times but he or she got back up
and tried again until it worked. Persistence and relentless pursuit of success has taking lots of
successful entrepreneurs very far and they keep pursuing.
Probably one of the biggest mistakes you can make as an entrepreneur is to give up too soon
before you even get started.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.-Henry Ford.
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Terry Stough Terry Stough
Director International Product Acquisition at Export Import Strategies Corporation Director International Product Acquisition at Export Import Strategies Corporation
And finally, never, never, never, never, never give up! And finally, never, never, never, never, never give up!
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Tahirah Manesah Abu Bakar Tahirah Manesah Abu Bakar, , JONAS ENDALE JONAS ENDALE, , Brian Comp Brian Comp, +1 , +1
Kendall J. Calvin Sr. Kendall J. Calvin Sr.
CEO, Calvin Ministries Inc., Pastor Th.M, BASCM, ESM-SAP Recognition Cert, CEO, Calvin Ministries Inc., Pastor Th.M, BASCM, ESM-SAP Recognition Cert,
Motivational Speaker,and S.A.L.U.T.E. Member. Motivational Speaker,and S.A.L.U.T.E. Member.
Good information, very timely, and viable approach to managing resources; focusing on time Good information, very timely, and viable approach to managing resources; focusing on time
management is absolutely relevant! management is absolutely relevant!
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Renae Tidd Renae Tidd and and Khaled Mazen, PMP Khaled Mazen, PMP
Mahir Badri Mahir Badri
Managing Director, Founder, Sports 2 Managing Director, Founder, Sports 2
Thanks Thomas - I liked habits #4, 9, 10 & 11 Thanks Thomas - I liked habits #4, 9, 10 & 11
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Marie Elena Marie Elena and and Khaled Mazen, PMP Khaled Mazen, PMP
Justin Parr Justin Parr
Chief Executive Officer at JK Technology & Security Services :: www.jkts-services.com Chief Executive Officer at JK Technology & Security Services :: www.jkts-services.com
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Thanks for sharing. Great, great read! Thanks for sharing. Great, great read!
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Daniel Extrom Daniel Extrom
President of Daniel Mark Picture Poems Inc.: Maker of Fine Poetic Gifts President of Daniel Mark Picture Poems Inc.: Maker of Fine Poetic Gifts
Thank you, Thomas. Great article! Thank you, Thomas. Great article!
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Imelda O'Connor O'Dea Imelda O'Connor O'Dea
Co-Owner at Logue & O'Connor Safety and Health Consultancy Ltd & A Ghr Homecare Co-Owner at Logue & O'Connor Safety and Health Consultancy Ltd & A Ghr Homecare
Services Ltd Services Ltd
Enjoyed that and so true! Enjoyed that and so true!
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Paddy Storey Paddy Storey
at Servus Credit Union at Servus Credit Union
Great insights. Great insights.
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Brian Falkous Brian Falkous
Trainer Assessor at The Priory Trust Trainer Assessor at The Priory Trust
Great insight. Great insight.
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Ron (Rani) Shifron Ron (Rani) Shifron
Medical Device: Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Strategy, Investment, Medical Device: Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Strategy, Investment,
Merger&Acquistions, Management (Coaching) Merger&Acquistions, Management (Coaching)
Very true Very true
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Bob Barker Bob Barker
Experienced Technical, Development & Production Executive Experienced Technical, Development & Production Executive
Excellent piece. Thank you! Excellent piece. Thank you!
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Ekere Afia Ekere Afia
Subsea Umbilical & Distribution Lead, Bonga North & South West Projects at Shell's Subsea Umbilical & Distribution Lead, Bonga North & South West Projects at Shell's
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Use tips about a successful entrepreneur, I have learnt from this Use tips about a successful entrepreneur, I have learnt from this
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Good information and Thanks for sharing ! The Sales Warrior Good information and Thanks for sharing ! The Sales Warrior
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Maria Paradiso-Testa Maria Paradiso-Testa
Adjunct Professor at Kean & Monmouth University Adjunct Professor at Kean & Monmouth University
GREAT! GREAT!
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Paul Stannard Paul Stannard
Business Operations Director Business Operations Director
Very good Very good
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Sanmi Adekola Sanmi Adekola
Personal Assistant, Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja Personal Assistant, Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja
nice job nice job
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Lynnette Obrycki Lynnette Obrycki
Enterprise BDR at Cleo Enterprise BDR at Cleo
Great read. Thank you for sharing! Great read. Thank you for sharing!
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Colleen Miles Colleen Miles
President of Land Development Resource Group LLC President of Land Development Resource Group LLC
Thanks so much for the insight! Thanks so much for the insight!
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Carolyn Bowen Carolyn Bowen
Tourism & Destination Marketing Tourism & Destination Marketing
Thanks for sharing business tips. Thanks for sharing business tips. Totally agree with these ideas. Totally agree with these ideas.
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Katrice Branner Katrice Branner
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Great article! Great article!
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Alex Selvig Alex Selvig
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Number 2 was definitely one of the most important... in my book anyway. Number 2 was definitely one of the most important... in my book anyway.
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