What It Takes to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success
I have said it before, and I will always say it when I post someone else’s work: I am an unrelenting proponent of original content. But, when I encounter an article that is so appropriate for this site, I would be remiss if I deprived my readers of the wisdom it contains.
My friend CJ John wrote this in her newsletter, and it wasn’t posted on her site, so I can’t just link to it. Therefore, I am posting it here in it’s entirety.
She is a wise lady with more than her share of common sense and with her feet on the ground, and her site has many learning opportunities. But, aside from what she has to say, her writing style is exemplary, I think.
I recommend that you sign up for her newsletter at Article Writing News and take advantage of the quality content she will send you. For now, please enjoy her article below.
Got What It Takes? I Think So…”
Everyone wants those things, but not everyone can achieve those goals. It takes a special person. You don’t have to be a workaholic or be willing to engage in questionable marketing tactics. You just need to have a few characteristics that are common to most successful Internet marketers.
This industry requires deep commitment. If you’re the type to change jobs with your moods, then stick to a 9-5 gig. You’re building a business and it takes time, effort, and tweaking to make it work.
Perseverance and a positive attitude can make or break an entrepreneur. You’re going to have down times. Every marketer does. Something will go wrong – whether it’s a freelancer who didn’t deliver on time and threw off your launch date or a JV partnership that fell through. If you panic and shut down, you’ll tarnish your reputation as a true professional.
The great Internet marketers don’t fly by the seat of their pants. They believe in being meticulous planners. They make schedules and plans for their day, week, month, year, and even further down the road.
They plan every step of a launch before the product development even begins. They plan every single detail they can think of. The more meticulous you are with your plans, the fewer things there are that might go wrong.
To become an authority in your niche, you need to exude confidence. Even if you’re worried, anxious, or unsure of yourself, what you project must be that you have it all together – you can’t be paralyzed by fear.
Are you willing to be a student for life? No successful marketer gets to the top and stops learning this industry. That only means you’ll eventually become the prey of another hungry marketer who’s stayed on the ball with up-to-the-minute solutions and practices in your niche so that they can become king of the mountain when you let your guard down.
You have to know how to get from point A to point B on your journey to achieving financial independence. Do you know what you’ll say when your in-laws or spouse questions your “career?” If you’re a fearless marketer, the inquisition won’t bother you a bit.