A successful entrepreneur has mastered the art of a balanced life. They take the time to care for their own personal health and maintain meaningful relationships with their loved ones. They are driven by their passion to serve others and to utilize their creativity. What makes a successful entrepreneur?

Top 10 Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

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When making decisions, they look at numerous answers to a problem. They rely on both instinct and intelligence when coming up with solutions to overcome the challenges and the obstacles they face. They may also rely on inspiration to come up with creative ideas to grow their business. They understand that there are many paths that lead to success. They remain cool in midst of an urgent crisis and are able to handle failures without anger and frustration and quickly move onto the next level.

A successful entrepreneur is able to organize their schedules and paperwork to fit their own personal needs. They rarely double book and often schedule time for themselves. When thinking of being organized, it doesn’t necessarily mean that every paper is file alphabetically in labeled filing drawers. It means that the entrepreneur has found a way to organize their business to their liking, and that could be stacks of papers on a desk or hiring someone to file and find any needed paperwork.

To be successful an entrepreneur has had to stay disciplined. They have set a schedule to work, and mark their calendars. They understand that taking disciplined daily action is one of the key ingredients to success. They take complete responsibility for their life and their actions.

A successful entrepreneur is focused on specific projects and outcomes. He may appear to be bouncing from one project to another, but in reality it’s all a part of a deliberate plan he has for a specific outcome.

When meeting a successful entrepreneur you can feel the confidence bursting forth. It’s a calm confidence of simply knowing that all will work out. She is confident of a specific outcome, and understands that any bumps that happen along the way are necessary for the success of that outcome.

Successful entrepreneurs know how to lead people. They know their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of their team. They utilize each team member’s strengths to move their business forward.

A successful entrepreneur is a good communicator. They often have the ability to make the person they are speaking to feel as if they are the most important person in the world. They can communicate their wishes and desires to their team as well as communicate the benefits of their products to potential customers or JV partners.

Risk Taker
Entrepreneurs know that taking risks is a part of life and they aren’t afraid to take them. They know that to achieve the success they desire there will be some risks involved either financially or emotionally.

A successful entrepreneur knows that each failure brings them one step closer to success. If they get knocked down, they don’t stay down for long. They get up dust themselves off and try again, tweaking their past actions a bit until they come up with the winning formula.

A successful entrepreneur always looks for the good in everything. Some of the biggest opportunities often lay hidden in what appears to be an obstacle. They believe in themselves and they believe they will succeed.

Author's Bio: 

Cindy Holbrook is a Certified Professional Confidence and Empowerment Life Coach. She has successfully built over ten websites and is familiar with various aspects of online business. If your dream is to begin or grow your business to the next of level of success Join the Winning Entrepreneurs Mastermind Group. You’ll gain confidence in your business, be Motivated and get the Support you need. Visit CindySense.com and sign up for her free Bi-Weekly Inspirational and Empowering Newsletter filled with empowering affirmations, motivational tips and quotes to help you create the life you desire.