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Ten Virtues of Successful Entrepreneurs

10.07.2017

As a coach and an entrepreneur, your business is a reflection of you and your personality. Did you know that there are certain characteristics that successful entrepreneurs have? We will list the ten that we consider to be a good starting point if you want to start your own coaching business.

  1. Passion and inspiration
    If you don’t approach your job with passion, you may run out of inspiration for progress. It is very important that you enjoy what you do so that you can achieve your goals more easily and become successful. Inspiration, which helps you take your job seriously and maintain focus, also keeps you from having doubts about your success.
  2. Taking risks
    Although taking risks can pay off sometimes, it is important that you approach every risk with a plan B. Calculate the risk and how much it affects your business, time and money. Don’t avoid the risk by all means; rather learn how to manage it efficiently.
  3. Self-discipline
    As a coach and entrepreneur, you are your own boss and it is up to you to work hard and develop a successful business. You need to understand how important is to work hard now in order to enjoy the fruits of it later.
  4. Planning
    It is important to have in mind that you have limited time and resources at your disposal. In order for you to use what you have in the best way possible, planning is a key characteristic which will help you keep up with every situation while also staying able to follow all activities and their realization.
  5. Comparative advantage
    If you know your market, your clients and abilities, you have an advantage and have the chance to stand out in the crowd. If you stay flexible and willing to adjust to the needs of your target group, it can help you realize what it important and necessary to the ones you want to work with, and become able to meet those needs first.
  6. Reputation
    You launch and embody your brand. Once you are sure about the work and services you provide, you will build a reputation that will bring you clients who always return to you and recommend your services.
  7. Financial management
    It is necessary to pay attention to cash flow, which will be crucial in early investments related to your business (technology, inventory, promotion, etc.). In addition, it is also important that you get paid and have a regular income in order to be free from distractions and continue developing your endeavors. By maintaining a positive balance between your income and expenses, you will keep your finances under control.
  8. Expertise
    Want your clients to rely on you when it comes to solving their issues? Regardless of what niche you are in, be up to date with all the trends in the industry, information and knowledge in order to stay relevant on the market.
  9. Client orientation
    If you are a rookie in the world of entrepreneurship, you are not able to constantly attract new clients. Orientation towards and attention on current clients will ensure they come back to you and help you deal with opportunities in other area
  10. Taking care of yourself
    Entrepreneurship requires dedication, time and hard work. If you want to develop a successful business, which doesn’t happen overnight, you must take care of yourself. Whether it is enough sleep, free time or personal development as an entrepreneur and an expert, it is important that you always be in your best condition, which will make sure that your business stays on track.

What do you think are additional characteristics and skills necessary for becoming a successful entrepreneur?

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