Do successful entrepreneurs share certain traits?

Do successful entrepreneurs share certain traits?

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What are the key personal characteristics that go hand-in-hand with business success?

All sorts of people find success as entrepreneurs, in every profession and area of life. What many have in common is that they’re ready to try and fail while they are figuring out which of their ideas will work, and so perseverance and courage are an entrepreneur’s best assets, as I’ve mentioned in previous columns.

A characteristic that I’d like to add to that list is self-awareness, because it can speed up that learning process and help you along the way. Self-awareness can also help you to persevere as you carry out your plan.

I’ve found that knowing your business and yourself can also help you to know when to follow your instincts, so you can find the courage to move ahead and ignore the advice of naysayers.

Read the full article here at self awareness for leadership growth.

 

Richard Branson
Richard Branson is the founder of the Virgin Group and companies such as Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Active. He is the author of "Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur."