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What separates successful business owners from less successful ones? Speaking of great entrepreneurs, this Gallup article references the psychology of highly talented entrepreneurs that drive bigger, more valuable businesses. The 10 talents of successful entrepreneurs (with links to more details), based on a study of 2500, are:
- Business Focus: You make decisions based on observed or anticipated effect on profit.
- Confidence: You accurately know yourself and understand others.
- Creative Thinker: You exhibit creativity in taking an existing idea or product and turning it into something better.
- Delegator: You recognize that you cannot do everything and are willing to contemplate a shift in style and control.
- Determination: You persevere through difficult, even seemingly insurmountable, obstacles.
- Independent: You are prepared to do whatever needs to be done to build a successful venture.
- Knowledge-Seeker: You constantly search for information that is relevant to growing your business.
- Promoter: You are the best spokesperson for the business.
- Relationship-Builder: You have high social awareness and an ability to build relationships that are beneficial for the firm's survival and growth.
- Risk-Taker: You instinctively know how to manage high-risk situations.
Here's the Gallup article that includes a link to the innate traits.