Abigail Eaton-Masters, TV and media psychotherapist working for Channel 5, reveals three of the secrets behind successful entrepreneurs.
The quote ‘go hard or go home’ could very well be the mantra of all successful entrepreneurs. And if you thought business was easy, think again. There are, however, three common traits found in the majority of successful entrepreneurs, which if replicated, could give your business a head start.
Wealth is more than money
If you speak to most affluent entrepreneurs, they will all tell you that wealth is a state of mind; you are more likely to succeed when you are able to do what you love, and to be of service to some social enterprise close to your heart. Tackling global problems through entrepreneurship has become a major trend amongst generation Y and the new millennials.
Call to action: How are you being of service, or is it all about the money?
Wisdom of a mastermind
It is often said that the company you keep matters, and in order to succeed in business, the saying is particularly pertinent. Rookie entrepreneurs often start out believing only they can propel themselves further; however successful entrepreneurs are usually the ones that surround themselves with like-minded individuals. There is nothing like being held accountable to your word by your peers, ensuring you remain in the right state of mind to take appropriate action. Success literally rubs off.
Call to action: Can honour your word, or does procrastination take over?
Networking gives you the edge
Wellness issues experienced by new and established entrepreneurs alike, come from feeling isolated and trapped behind the laptop, often only daydreaming about success. Networking enables you to build a trusted status behind your brand, as people in the community begin to recognise you as an expert in your field. It also opens up the possibility of finding a major collaboration opportunity.
Call to action: Remove any resistance to networking and the belief that you can do it alone.