Traits for Success
Lots of Energy
"Born entrepreneurs don't know how to power down," Murray, principal of Murray Whalen Communications, told BusinessNewsDaily. "They emit a constant hum of ideas, plans, strategies and high-octane energy."
"Whether it is a landscaping business at age 12, or selling magazines door-to-door to fund a school trip, they are persistent in telling you about it and pitching why you need it," Eberhardt said. "They are almost fearless in who they will approach and present their idea, service or product to."
"They come up with novel ways to solve problems that others can't even imagine," Samora said. "Ideas flow and come naturally to them."
"When their world is falling apart, they remain calm, knowing that there is a lesson to be learned." Balfour said. "They are grateful for what has worked out and learn from what has not worked out."
Thrives in uncertainty
"If you are someone who becomes paralyzed when there are too many moving pieces and too many contingencies, then owning your own business is not right for you," Cafasso said.
"They see opportunities where others don't," Chamorro-Premuzic said. "Few people are driven to pursue them."
Learns from mistakes
"Natural entrepreneurs analyze their behavior and are not afraid to admit that they have made a mistake," Digilov said. "They attempt to correct negative behaviors more easily then non-natural entrepreneurs."
"He or she cannot turn off the flow of ideas," Stiennon said. "Every problem is an opportunity to build a business to solve it."
"They are assertive, direct and to-the-point with a sense of urgency," O'Leary said.
"Our ideas aren't always successful, but the thing that differentiates us is that we don't give up — or give in," Katz Gibbs said. "We just learn from what didn't work, and what did, and start again."
Ultimately, she said, entrepreneurs are the last ones standing.
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