Key Traits of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have a different mindset from people who have jobs. Here are some key traits:

Stubborness. True Entrepreneurs don’t know how to give up.  This attribute is far greater than persistence. It means entrepreneurs have to actually learn how to give up.  They have to learn when to cut their losses and move on. And usually they can’t move on until they’ve indentified their next big idea or business concept. 

Divine Dissatisfaction. True entrepreneurs are dissatisfied with the status quo. This does not mean they are unhappy people. Quite the contrary, true entrepreneurs are compelled to create something out of nothing and to make this something better than it’s ever been made. Legendary Choreographer Martha Graham described it best as “a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

Carpe Diem. True entrepreneurs recognize great market opportunities and put all of their energy into exploiting these opportunities.  It’s all about seizing the moment and doing whatever it takes to succeed.

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Patricia Vaccarino

Patricia Vaccarino is an accomplished writer who has written award-winning film scripts, press materials, articles, essays, speeches, web content, marketing collateral, and eight books.


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