Entrepreneurship is a combination of traits; it’s sexy, passionate, seductive and most importantly, it is the future. So what does it take to be an entrepreneur ? why would someone put themselves through the stress of not knowing what the future holds or not knowing if they can pay rent. The same reason Ms. Perez started Goss Club, for a sense of purpose. Wether it takes two years or 10 years, we as entrepreneurs know that we will make it. That was the vision of my grandfather, my father and mother had, and now the third generation of entrepreneurs.
Here are defining traits of becoming a successful entrepreneur:
1. Be fearless
You need to study your idea, and see if it is feasible before putting it into action. At the same time, when push comes to shove you need to be fearless in the pursuit of what you want. You need to be putting everything on the line to make it work, and when it doesn’t work, you need to re align your business plan, study ways to make it work and assess why it’s not working and not give up.
2. Surround yourself with the right people
“You are the average of the six people you spend the most time with” According to Will Smith. You need to stay with people who have a constant optimism and relentless pursuit of obtaining what they want and will stop at nothing to get it.
Inc and Forbes believe you should surround yourself with three types of people; the ones that are at the same level as you to bounce back ideas and motivate each other. The ones under you, to mentor and get feedback from, and the ones you want to become, to always reach for more and push the limits.
3. Stay Positive
A positive mindset is the greatest competitive advantage you can possess. People need to realize that big problems equal big solutions, perhaps things would be a lot different. When I lost 80 pounds, every day was a struggle and often not seeing the results I wanted to give up. Despite that outcome, I put the same amount of effort in every day, and even more I always looked on the bright side. I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be, but it was better than yesterday and slowly but surely, I would arrive. It’s the same mentality in your business endeavours. Sometimes things may not go your way, but you must continue with the same enthusiasm and positivity in order for your company to grow and in order for yourself to grow within the company.