4 Traits Every Successful Entrepreneur Possesses by Jason Boreyko
What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? These are questions that author and entrepreneur Jason Boreyko hopes to answer in this post. In its technical definition, an entrepreneur is someone who started a business to fulfill a specific need; someone with a product or service that provides value to a specific market or demographic.
But this technical definition doesn’t give justice to what an entrepreneur really is. “You see, being an entrepreneur doesn’t only mean that you have a product that consumers want; it’s more than that,” says Jason Boreyko. “More than anything, it’s a person’s character or traits that make them an entrepreneur, a successful one at that.”
Here are the top five traits the Jason Boreyko thinks every successful entrepreneur possesses:
1. Problem solver
Taking from the technical definition mentioned above, an entrepreneur is someone who has a product or service that fulfills a specific need. In other words, they have something that can help solve a problem or need that their market has. But this trait goes beyond solving their market’s need; it’s solving every other problem that comes their way. In business, multiple issues could arise in a single day, and such issues won’t deter an entrepreneur with a mindset focused on solutions. Instead of focusing on what has gone wrong and what else could go wrong, they focus on finding a solution.
2. Genuinely interested in people
An entrepreneur has a genuine interest in people. From their customers to employees, suppliers, vendors, partners, and every other person they meet in and out of the business arena. To put it another way, they are people-oriented. When you’re an entrepreneur, you know that it’s not about you; it’s about them.
An entrepreneur who is genuinely interested in people is likewise service-oriented. Your constant question is: “How can I help?” This question is actually where entrepreneurs start when they want to build the foundation for their business, shares Jason Boreyko.
Whatever type of business you’re in, service will always be a part of it. And for your niche market, what they expect from you is exceptional service both in customer support and your brand or products.
In business, you will experience losses at some point. A successful entrepreneur doesn’t balk at the first sigh of defeat but instead uses this to become better. An entrepreneur also knows that defeat is part of the process of growth and determination is the key to overcoming it and becoming victorious.
If you’re determined to succeed, nothing can stop you; and if you’re determined to lose, nothing can stop you either.
Jason Boreyko hopes that you found this post insightful. Stay tuned for more tips and advice on entrepreneurship.