Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Do you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur?

Recently I met two women frustrated with their very new businesses and yet both had very sizeable "know it all" attitudes.  You know the type "My business is different and that advice may work for others but it won't work for me." 

This really got me thinking about what traits and attitudes fit well into the entrepreneurial lifestyle.  And you bet, it's a lifestyle, far different from having a       J-O-B and working in the corporate world.

So I asked other entrepreneurs what traits they thought were important I'm sharing the top favorites.
Top Entrepreneurial  Attributes:

Curious:  You want to know more, find real solutions, develop business skills, keep up to date on new technology.

Innovative: Always looking for ways to do more, create more, and dream more.

Motivated: Keep your eye on the prize...good days and bad.

Collaborative: Use brainstorming  and mastermind groups to boost your creativity and skills.    Competition is so last century.

Intuitive: Listen to your gut, verify, and then go for it.

An attitude of YES: An open mind to possibilities beyond what you envision, grab opportunities as they come, and say Yes more often than no.

What are your top traits for growing and  managing your business?