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Introvert Or Extrovert, Successful Entrepreneurs Share These 5 Traits

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

While clear-cut introverts and extroverts may be few and far between–with most people falling somewhere on the “ambiversion” spectrum–there is such a thing as an “entrepreneurial personality,” broadly speaking. That doesn’t mean all successful entrepreneurs are the same, of course. But for all the personality traits they don’t have in common, there are a few core characteristics successful founders share–and some of those traits are more obvious than others.

 

After all, whenever you read about or personally encounter a successful entrepreneur, you’re observing only the surface of where they are in the present moment. These are some of the more decisive internal qualities that drive founders’ success, no matter which qualities they outwardly project.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.fastcompany.com

No matter how their personalities appear to others, entrepreneurs all possess a few key, inner characteristics.

How First-Time Independent Workers Can Avoid Getting Burned

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

More people are working for themselves than ever before, but that doesn’t mean the new ranks of gig workers, so-called “solopreneurs,” and everybody in between are finally freed from experiencing the corporate world—far from it.

 

 

The clients that independent workers take on inevitably put them (back) into contact with work cultures, expectations, and financial pitfalls that many had hoped self-employment would mean a clean break with. And that’s true not just of the businesses independents contract with but also of the third-party platforms that match both parties up. Here’s a look at how to navigate that dynamic and some of the risks it contains.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.fastcompany.com

Many newcomers to self-employment have no experience running a business, a fact that some companies take advantage of.

How To Make the Hardest Business Decision Ever

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Most of us know now that happiness at work matters for our employees, but what about you and your happiness as the executive or business owner? When was the last time you asked yourself if you were happy at work?

 

When you are devoting the majority of your time to a business (as most small business owners and executives do), it’s easy to become overwhelmed and burn out. Sometimes we don’t even realize we’re burned out until we explode over something inconsequential or give up on a passion project out of frustration. You may have even said that you hate being an entrepreneur (like I did) and tried to work for someone else at one time in your career. And let me guess: you’re a terrible employee, right? I apparently was because I kept trying to make things more efficient. Who knew that would annoy the people in charge?

 

When you’re an entrepreneur, your spirit of independence and innovation drives you beyond what anyone sane would do for a job. You push and persevere because you have a vision that you know can make the world a better place, make people’s lives easier, and leave a powerful legacy for your loved ones. A little insanity goes a long way in building a business.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

The hardest decision you’ll ever make as a business owner is whether to forge ahead with a plan that is almost working or to cut your losses before it’s too late. Here’s how to make a decision you won’t regret.

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