The characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

It drives me crazy every time I meet an entrepreneur with get rich quick dreams. Listen up: It doesn’t happen often. Business success is built on hard work and elbow grease. I’ve written about it before.

I found a great article in Forbes that outlines exactly that: “How Self-Made Titans Launched Their Empires“. This great article talks about Paul Mitchell (the hair salon guy), Jeffrey Katzenberg (Hollywood kingpin), Kirk Kerkorian and George Soros (investment dudes), and J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter author).

Here’s what you’ll notice when you read the article: It took years of work, ingenuity, and an unfailing belief in self for each of these entrepreneurs to succeed. And, as you read each short bio, you’ll notice additional characteristics. Observe…

  • Paul Mitchell’s persistence
  • Katzenberg’s network
  • Kerkorkian’s daring and creativity
  • Soros’ skill
  • Rowling’s willingness to do whatever is necessary

Note to aspiring entrepreneurs: THESE are the qualities that will empower your success.

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