Six habits of unstoppable business owners

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires the kinds of habits that most people simply don’t have, along with a discipline, passion and dedication that are unmatched among non-business owners. And while every entrepreneur is different, we all have a lot in common, including many of the same habits.

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And while every entrepreneur is different, we all have a lot in common, including many of the same habits.

Here are six behaviors shared by unstoppable entrepreneurs:

  1. Planning

In business, it’s easy to let other people’s priorities run your day. Phone calls, emails, appointments, meetings, it never ends. Unstoppable entrepreneurs plan their day in advance, before the mayhem begins. But they don’t just make any old plan, they make sure to block out time for their most important priorities.

  1. Nutrition and exercise

This simply can’t be overstated. Being a productive, unstoppable entrepreneur is about your body just as much as your mind and will.

If you don’t take care of your nutrition and daily exercise, you aren’t going to be at your best and you definitely won’t be unstoppable.

Drink a lot of water, eat breakfast and get your body moving. You’ll be much more successful as a result.

  1. They serve

Those who focus only on their own success are the ones who don’t succeed at all. To be effective as a business owner, you need to serve your customers.

That might come through in the way your products make their lives easier or the way your customer service efforts delight them. Whatever the case may be, setting service as one of your top priorities is a sure-fire way to become unstoppable.

  1. Setting goals

Every unstoppable entrepreneur has clear goals. Knowing your goals will keep you going when things get tough and give you something to focus on when you’re not sure what to do next.

But your goals shouldn’t just focus on the long-term. Have long-term, mid-term and short-term goals. Doing so allows you to plan your days and weeks with unmatched focus, knowing exactly what you’re shooting for.

5.Taking calculated risks

People have an image of entrepreneurs as those who take risks just for fun. But while the risks we take may be crazy to those without an entrepreneurial mind, in reality, they’re calculated.

Or, at least, they should be. If you’re the type of business owner who jumps in without knowing the numbers and probabilities behind your course of action, you won’t last long.

  1. They know their strengths, weaknesses

Successful business owners are honest with themselves. They know their own strengths and weaknesses, and take them into account with every business decision.

It takes humility to really examine yourself this way, but it will pay great dividends when you know exactly who to hire, who to partner with and what skills you can offer.

  1. They hire A-team

Entrepreneurs that don’t succeed are often those who are afraid to have A-team players.

They either feel threatened or they won’t offer the incentives needed to hire the best. Either way, they lose. To be an unstoppable entrepreneur, you’ve got to hire the best.

Focus on those who fill in whatever gaps you currently have. Doing so will help you create the amazing team that’s needed for success.

  1. They learn

Unstoppable entrepreneurs know that they don’t know it all. As a result, they never stop learning.

Never get so busy that you stop investing in yourself and your knowledge of business, your industry and new technology.

Staying up to date is essential if you want to succeed.

This article originated fro Nation

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Originally posted 2015-06-30 22:12:32.

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