What traits do all successful Entrepreneur’s possess that really distinguishes them from the unsuccessful Entrepreneur’s? Is it that they are smarter? Are they lucky? Were they just born into it and therefore deserve the success? Or are they just flat out better looking than the unsuccessful Entrepreneur’s?

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you are probably familiar with how I go about answering the questions that I ask myself…

I start off with the question to myself, in this case “What makes an Entrepreneur successful?” and then I go to work.

I read a ton, taking notes and highlighting books on the subject like it’s a disco party. I watch movies based on the experiences of what I’m trying to learn, and I speak with people who have done what I am looking to do.

So, I did just that and came up with 10 traits that are common among all successful Entrepreneurs I have spoken with.

This is in no way the only traits that make successful Entrepreneur’s but is a common theme among the Entrepreneur’s I have met/studied and learned from.

If you’d like to learn more about what I think about all of these traits, click on the link and it’ll take you to an expanded version of that subject. I wanted this to be a quick read for ya!

1. Confidenceconfidence in who you are and what you have to offer. Confidence truly separates people and you’ll notice it when a confident person walks into the room and so will everyone else.

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2. Humilityknow that you are knowledgeable about your subject, but be willing to learn from those who know more than you!

3. Visionyou’ve got to know where you are going to understand the steps it takes to get there.


4. ActionTaking action separates those who are successful from those who never try and ultimately fail.

5. FaithYou’ve got to belief 100% in what you do.

6. Courageyou can’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone. It could be the difference between success and failure.

7. Communicationeffective communication allows you to get more done and is essential to forming relationships

8) PersistenceKnow that what you are doing now will pay off in the end

9) PunctualityStep 1) Show up.  Step 2) Show up on time. Step 3) Show up on time, ready to work.

10) PASSIONyou must have a passion for what you are doing.