10 Behaviours of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs

10 Behaviours of Unstoppable Entrepreneurs

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1Count yourself lucky if you have these traits

Being an entrepreneur isn’t as easy as this man makes it look

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires the kinds of habits that most people simply don’t have, along with a discipline, passion and dedication that are unmatched among non-business owners. And while every entrepreneur is different, we all have a lot in common – including many of the same habits.

Here are 10 behaviours shared by unstoppable entrepreneurs:

2They plan their day in advance

Fail to plan, is planning to fail

In business, it’s easy to let other people’s priorities run your day. Phone calls, emails, appointments, meetings – it never ends. Unstoppable entrepreneurs plan their day in advance, before the mayhem begins. But they don’t just make any old plan – they make sure to block out time for their most important priorities.

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3They get proper nutrition and exercise

It’s all about the work life balance

This simply can’t be overstated. Being a productive, unstoppable entrepreneur is about your body just as much as your mind and will. If you don’t take care of your nutrition and daily exercise, you aren’t going to be at your best – and you definitely won’t be unstoppable. Drink a lot of water, eat breakfast and get your body moving. You’ll be much more successful as a result.

4They position themselves to serve

To serve others should be your first priority

Those who focus only on their own success are the ones who don’t succeed at all. To be effective as a business owner, you need to serve your customers.

 

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That might come through in the way your products make their lives easier or the way your customer service efforts delight them. Whatever the case may be, setting service as one of your top priorities is a surefire way to become unstoppable.

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5They set clear goals

Set those goals and keep them in sight

Every unstoppable entrepreneur has clear goals. Knowing your goals will keep you going when things get tough and give you something to focus on when you’re not sure what to do next. But your goals shouldn’t just focus on the long term.

Have long-term, mid-term and short-term goals. Doing so allows you to plan your days and weeks with unmatched focus, knowing exactly what you’re shooting for.

6They take calculated risks

Are you a risk taker?

People have an image of entrepreneurs as those who take crazy risks just for fun. But while the risks we take may be crazy to those without an entrepreneurial mind, in reality, they’re calculated. Or, at least, they should be.

If you’re the type of business owner who jumps in without knowing the numbers and probabilities behind your course of action, you won’t last long.

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7They know their strengths and weaknesses

Know your limits

Successful business owners are honest with themselves. They know their own strengths and weaknesses, and take them into account with every business decision.

It takes humility to really examine yourself this way, but it will pay great dividends when you know exactly who to hire, who to partner with and what skills you can offer.

8They evaluate their actions and priorities each day

Take time in your day to evaluate your goals

Successful entrepreneurs know that with every day, they’re building their futures. That’s why they rarely let one go by without doing a review.

When you review your accomplishments at the end of each day, you’ll be able to celebrate the successes, as well as address the shortfalls. It’s a great practice to begin right away.

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9They hire A-team players

Have you hired correctly?

Entrepreneurs that don’t succeed are often those who are afraid to have A-team players on their staffs. They either feel threatened or they won’t offer the incentives needed to hire the best. Either way, they lose.

To be an unstoppable entrepreneur, you’ve got to hire the best. Focus on those who fill in whatever gaps you currently have. Doing so will help you create the amazing team that’s needed for success.

10They are constantly learning

Constantly develop yourself

Unstoppable entrepreneurs know that they don’t know it all. As a result, they never stop learning. Never get so busy that you stop investing in yourself and your knowledge of business, your industry and new technology. Staying up to date is essential if you want to succeed.

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11They are always looking for opportunities

Don’t be the caged bird

Entrepreneurs who are really successful don’t rest on their current successes. They realise that life changes quickly, and that business moves at an even faster pace.

To be unstoppable, always be on the lookout for your next opportunity. Spot new trends in your industry, or look for a new application of an old tool. You’ll never get stuck in the old when you make it a priority to watch out for the new.

As I said earlier, being an unstoppable entrepreneur is no easy feat. If it was easy, everyone would be one.

Instead, only a few have the privilege of calling themselves entrepreneurs. If you want to join this exclusive club, make it a priority to practice these 10 behaviours of unstoppable entrepreneurs.

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This article was originally posted here on Entrepreneur.com.

Sujan Patel
In his more than 10 years as a marketer and entrepreneur, Sujan Patel has helped hundreds of companies boost online traffic, sales and strengthen brand reputation online. Sujan is the VP of marketing at When I Work -- an employee scheduling software solution for small businesses.