Are You Using These Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs?

by Deborah A. Bailey

There are a lot of people who are starting businesses these days, and often they're coming from the corporate environment. It may seem much more desirable to be your own boss after experiencing a job loss, but it takes more than a business plan to have success. You also have to consider the transition you're making from a regular paycheck to having an income that may have its ups and downs.

If you're going into entrepreneurship and still holding on to the belief that it's the same as being employed (except without benefits and job "security") - you will find yourself in a very limiting position. Having your own business will force you to develop certain traits that will help you transition from employee to CEO. Once you master those, you will be in an excellent position to build a successful business.

Are you using any of these in your business?

Creating a Vision

  • What do you really want to do? What do you feel is your purpose?

  • Where is your passion?

  • Can you picture yourself in your ideal situation?

Connecting with your creativity

  • Think outside of the box - take risks

  • Don't make future decisions based on past experiences

  • Be open to new approaches

Trusting your intuition

  • What do you feel is the right action to take?

  • Listen to your "inner voice" when making decisions

  • Trust that you know what's best for you

Taking Action

  • Make a decision once you have the information that you need

  • Be proactive instead of being a victim of circumstances

  • Not making a decision is also a decision!

Copyright © 2009 Deborah A. Bailey

Deborah A. Bailey is author of two non-fiction books including, “Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life .” She's also the creator and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio, a weekly internet talk show. Her fiction work includes a short story collection and a novel, available on Amazon.com. 
For more information, visit http://www.BrightStreetBooks.com.

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