Habits of successful entrepreneurs


A very interesting article on the habits of successful entrepreneurs. In summary:

  1. Wake up early
  2. Don’t obsess over email
  3. Be intentional about everything
  4. Plan ahead
  5. Have a sounding board
  6. Reject the status quo
  7. Stay ahead of finances
  8. Create teams
  9. Encourage feedback, good, and bad
  10. Get up and go – just do it!
  11. Stay fit
  12. Cut the fluff … from meetings, briefs and agendas
  13. Look for the need
  14. Get away
  15. Always ask questions
  16. Create and accomplish goals
  17. Network
  18. Say “no”

This is by no means an exhaustive list, nor does it mean that these are the 18 steps to creating a successful business. These are guidelines, and more often than not whether or not an idea will succeed (apart from it being a good or bad idea) boils down to how badly you want it to succeed. How badly do you want it?