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No Photos 21st Jul 2015
Traits Detected in Successful Business People

I have spent many years as consultant and a business coach and thus have had time to observe the traits that set business owners and the successful entrepreneurs apart from those that neglect. I've taken these observations and condensed them here into short points to help new business owners or even those fighting to stay afloat find the crucial characteristics they need to work on.Decisiveness. Some people agonize over decisions far too long and therefore never make any advancement growing their business. Successful business people understand the best way to produce decisions.Collect information about your alternatives from sources that are trusted. See when you can find case studies or talk to someone who has really taken the step you're thinking about if you can locate them. Write the upside down and downside of every one of your options so that they're clearer to you. Assign a weight or a value to each impact, both positive and negative. Then use that information to make the best choice possible. Not every decision you make have the outcome you desire or will likely become successful. Business isn't - Communication strategy - for the timid.Optimism. Is the glass half empty, or half full? That's a classic analogy, but because of that it's one people easily understand. Successful business people use the energy of positive thinking. Energy that is wanted cans drain like focusing on all the things which aren't exactly as you would like them to be. Circumstance or nearly every situation in life has both negative and a positive side. Which will you select to focus on? Being aware of the negatives so you can prepare for them isn't exactly the same thing as dwelling on them. Plan for the worst but expect the very best. Go ahead, view life through rose colored lenses, the few times you're disappointed will be far outweighed by the many times things work out.Resourcefulness. The trail toward anything worth having in life will possess barriers onto it. Successful business people locate a way around, or over, or under or through the barrier. They don't sit and bemoan that it's there, they work with it not against it. I've seen companies fail as the owner ran into something that was harder than they originally expected, to do. Recall, anything worth having will have a cost. That cost getting out of your comfort zone, asking for some help or might be learning a new skill. It might mean a giant leap of faith or a small correction in course. What it will not mean is that it is time.Successful business people understand that business is not without risk, that is why there's reward in it too. They use that knowledge to assist them overcome any fears they've and to keep their business moving forward.

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