In addition to experience and expertise, many successful entrepreneurs share certain personal qualities. Although it’s a rare person who excels in all of these traits, reviewing this list may help you decide whether starting and managing your own business is a career path you’d like to pursue.
Review this list and determine which characteristics describe you.
Always learning. Open to new ideas. Learns from others.
Capitalizes on strengths. Doesn’t try to be and do everything.
Has technical knowledge. Has needed know-how to succeed.
Resourceful. Creative problem-solver. Finds a way.
Objective. Evaluates risk. Makes good decisions under pressure.
Realistic. Accepts ups and downs. Faces facts. Changes strategy when needed.
Persistent. Follows through. Never gives up.
Bounces back. Accepts rejection and failure without being defeated.
As you review the items you checked, notice the items you didn’t. To succeed, you’ll need to find ways to fill your gaps.
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