Month: September 2013

There are any number of entrepreneurial characteristics that are either already present or need to be developed if you truly want to learn how to be successful in your chosen field (whatever it may be).

But there is quite a leap from having the basic traits that allow you to progress into the often challenging world of running your own business that is based from home, and being able to make that business thrive.

Today, we take a look at the traits that the majority of success-driven folks have, and show you how you can learn how to develop these traits for your own goals.

What Traits Do Nearly All Successful People Share?

It may seem that some people are just blessed with good fortune – being able to turn any venture into a rip-roaring success. The reality however is that most people are not born with the ‘Midas touch’ that turns everything to gold.

Instead, true winners have learned how to nourish and grow the traits they need to make things happen. This is good news for you, as it means that you too can get onto the right track.

Here are some of the characteristics that you will need to master if you want to discover how to be successful in just about anything you decide to do…

1. Learn how to control your time properly

Want to know something interesting? Deadlines are not the best way to manage time like a pro. In fact, most people who are given 5 days to complete a project will nearly always end up putting off the work so that it takes exactly 5 days.

Sticking to deadlines is important of course. But succeeding people have learnt a far simpler and more effective way to master their time. They do things as quickly and efficiently as possible right away – before deadlines – and then they use whatever time is remaining to get more stuff out of the way.

2. Surround yourself with good people

Good people are not only great to have around socially – they are also excellent to have as employees and even customers. Of course, you can’t always ensure that every single person you come into contact with is full of smiles and inspiration.

What you can do instead is start realising that you have full control over the people you deal with – you choose your employees, you try and attract the customers that you enjoy working with and you even do your best to surround yourself with friends that help keep you motivated as you build your fledgling empire.

If you are en route to joining the ranks of successful people, by now you will have gotten rid of the energy drainers, negative moaners and the leeches in the process too.

3. Real life accomplishments trump experience

Years and years of experience in whatever field you have chosen may look good on paper. In the real world though, it means pretty much nothing without actual, genuine accomplishments that put all this experience to good use.

At the end of the day, actions speak louder than words for want of a better cliché. What you DO is a lot more important than what you SAY you can or have done. What projects have you pulled off lately that wowed clients and triggered a slow clap from your team? How many of that killer product you make have you released this year so far?

Skip the talk, and learn how to walk the walk instead. That is what will make the difference between floundering and thriving businesses during crunch time.

How to Succeed in Business and Life

Another way that ‘doers’ stand out from ‘talkers’ is that they see success as being far more than just a way to turn a profit. These people live and breathe the self-starter lifestyle, and most have just as much energy and motivation for their interests and hobbies as they do for their businesses.

To close off, we will share a final bonus tip that pops up so often when hearing about small business success stories.

You know what the extra mile is, and why you need to go it too. Funny thing is that very few people actually do go the extra mile – more often than not, people only do what they are paid to do.

Entrepreneurs who are able to give more, deliver more, do more and impress more are far more likely to succeed in what they do. This doesn’t mean being a slave to your customers – it simply means that you are willing to do whatever possible to make things happen.

Keep discovering different home business tips out there that you competition may not have caught on to, keep making clients happy, keep showing the world that you are the real deal and you will soon learn how to be successful in anything you choose to do.…