This will sound contradictory but the same traits that make you a successful business owner could also cause you to fail. If you understand why, you won’t join the legions of entrepreneurs that had the drive and passion to succeed but ended up going back to work for somebody else.
It’s all about leverage and if you’ve never studied how this largely misunderstood word is pivotal to your success, now is the time.
What are these personality traits?
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, successful entrepreneurs have certain personality traits in common.
- They are curious. They’re always reading the latest article, they’re the person who asks all of the questions at the conference, and they never miss a chance to meet somebody new and ask, “How did you do it?”
- They are controllers. They don’t want somebody else controlling their destiny and they want the autonomy to create their own vision and execute it in a way that they think is right.
- They have tunnel vision. A little bit of adversity is fuel. It makes them work harder because it never enters their mind that they might fail.
These are all traits that lead to success but those same traits can limit growth if taken to extremes.