Upon entering a room full of people, we can usually “spot” the successful entrepreneur.


His/her characteristics or traits are normally a give away. They stand out from the crowd. And no matter how a person tries, they cannot act as if they have these characteristics or traits. They cannot “copy” that successful entrepreneur. Those people must either have those characteristics or traits naturally ingrained or they must learn them.

So, what are these characteristics or traits?

Let’s take a look…

#1 Characteristics Or Traits – Leadership

There are some people who come from their Mother’s womb screaming “I’m a leader!”

But many of us must learn leadership.

The ability to lead does not mean telling people what to do. It is actually the act of those people knowing you are able to do it and they want to do any task as well as you do.

You are able to know what makes each team member “tick” and motivate them to complete tasks they felt they could not do.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” Sam Walton

#2 Characteristics Or Traits – Perseverance

Some call it tenacity. No matter what word you use, the ability to keep going when the times get difficult shows the entrepreneur in you.

No matter the obstacle, you are able to find a way under, over, around or through it.

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” Benjamin Disraeli

#3 Characteristics Or Traits – Honesty

The truth always wins! And dishonesty always loses.

Even though there are people who seem to get ahead using dishonest tactics, in the end, they lose.

If, as an entrepreneur, you always abide by the path of honesty, success will be your prize.

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.” Mary Browne

#4 Characteristics Or Traits – Curiosity

This is an absolute! Entrepreneurs need to be curious because they need to learn how something works to make it better.

This curiosity leads to learning. The entrepreneur wants to keep learning and growing in knowledge.

So whatever you do, don’t inhibit the curiosity of a child; he/she may be an amazing entrepreneur.

Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance.” Harry Lorayne

#5 Characteristics Or Traits – Passion

That deep seated need to make a difference in your local community, the nation and the world is passion.

The desire to see other people succeed is passion.

Passion can carry you where no there trait can.

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

#6 Characteristics Or Traits – Self-Confidence

Successful entrepreneurs have a self-confidence that is on the edge of being obnoxious. It is about not just believing, but knowing you can accomplish anything you set your mind too.

Be it climbing Mount Everest or diving deep into the Mariana Trench, the successful entrepreneur will make a way if he/she has the will, the need, the desire.

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” Lao Tzu

#7 Characteristics Or Traits – Impeccable Time Management Practices

Managing time is one of the most important responsibilities an entrepreneur has. You can always get more money, but you cannot get more time. You must use that time wisely to ensure you are getting the most production out of every minute.

Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg


These are the top 7 characteristics or traits of successful entrepreneurs in my opinion. There are other traits that rank high, but I believe without these 7, you are fighting a difficult battle.

But you do have the ability to learn what you are short of.

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