Much has been said about examining the personality characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Some people appear to be outgoing. Some people are introverts, while others are extroverts. Some people learn to the right, while others lean to the left. Some are eye-catching. Others manage their money in a monk-like manner.
Their variety may lead one to believe that successful entrepreneurs have no common personality traits. Instead of attempting to comprehend who they are, let us examine what they do.
We’ve had the chance to help several businesses in increasing their value, with some going on to sell for very impressive returns. As a result, we have a unique vantage position from which to study the most financially successful business owners. This perspective has helped us to see three things that the most successful owners do differently:
THEY READ BUSINESS BOOKS
Our most successful clients are avid consumers of business content. When a new business book tops the bestseller list, the majority of these people have either read it or digested its main point.
Many people obtain their information via audiobooks, seminars, or podcasts, while others acquire it via YouTube.
The actual medium is less important to these successful entrepreneurs. What remains consistent is their pattern of continual learning and their willingness to take advantage of other people’s brilliant ideas and put them to use in their own business.
THEY JOIN MASTERMINDS
In the absence of a board of directors or a supervisor, successful founders frequently employ a peer board to hold themselves accountable and obtain an outside insight when they are stuck.
A mastermind is a small group of peers who function as one another’s sounding board. It was popularized by Napoleon Hill in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich. These groups, which are often led by a chair, provide lifelines for owners as they negotiate significant decisions in their businesses and personal lives.
THEY ASK QUESTIONS
Natural curiosity is the personality attribute that drives great entrepreneurs to study business books and join peer organizations. They have an insatiable need for information. They are never satisfied, no matter how successful they are.
You might be shocked if you don’t notice the usual characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. Many successful entrepreneurs are also action-oriented, competitive, tenacious, and so on, but those common personality qualities define them.
A person’s actions are the yardstick by which they are judged. Take a look at what a successful entrepreneur does to keep sharp, and you’ll notice a consistent pattern.