Today’s tips are inspired by the book One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work, written by Stephen Key. Specifically, I’ll be reviewing the section of the book that discusses whether an entrepreneur is born or made as well as the personality traits or characteristics associated with being a successful entrepreneur.

4 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

  1. Optimism. If you’re not excited about your product or business, then nobody else will be. Plus, no one wants to be around angry or negative people. Be an optimistic entrepreneur!
  2. Open Minded. You can not be closed-minded and think you know everything. Try keeping an open mind!
  3. Persistence. As an entrepreneur, you will get a lot of nos. Just keep going, you must be persistent to be successful in life and business.
  4. Driven. If you’re not focused on your mission or goal, you won’t achieve it. Life is distracting, you need to have the drive to keep yourself motivated to become a successful entrepreneur.

Be the best entrepreneur you can be!


Kedma Ough is a nationally recognized small business funding expert and author of Target Funding, a book that helps you discover a proven system to get the money & resources you need now in order to grow your business.

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