Do You Possess the 5 Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur?

#1 Trait: Self-confidence

If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will. Confidence pours out everywhere. It shows in your voice, body language, appearance, and attitude.

# 2 Trait: Goal Oriented

Entrepreneurs are always aiming high. They want to go bigger. They want results. Results are acquired by focused and continuous effort. They concentrate on achieving a specific goal, and move on from there. It is a game to them.

#3 Trait: Risk Taker

Anything worth having means there are risks. Entrepreneurs drool at the idea of winning. They're willing to take calculated risks. Risks that are smart. Risks that will get them from where they are to where they want to be.

#4 Trait: Positive Thinkers

There will be times when things don't go your way. As a successful entrepreneur, you must know that the longer you stay on course with a positive attitude, the faster success will come. Negative thinking is not allowed. Period. And remember, positive thinking can be contagious. Positive thinking spreads. It spread to your customers. It spreads to partners and employees. It spreads everywhere turning into success.

# 5 Trait: Handle Pressure

"When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going " by Billy Ocean

Can you take the pressure? What happens if sales slowdown, can you take the hit? What happens if you get bad publicity? What happens if you get sued? What happens if your product is defective? What happens if you lose a big client? What happens if the economy takes a nose dive? What happens if....

Being able to take the pressure, being able to take what comes out at you is key. As an entrepreneur, nothing is fixed. Handling pressure from all angles will propel your life and business success. It's not the problem that takes you down but how you react to it. Being resourceful during pressure times is what makes a successful entrepreneur. It's what divides the great and everybody else. The question is, can you handle it?