Successful People Habits – 8 Essential Habits For Entrepreneurs

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Want to know what the best successful people habits are? Perfect!

Here are the 8 essential habits that all entrepreneurs and small biz owners need to know.

Every career has a set of habits that greatly increase the odds of success.

The habits necessary for success will vary from career to career.

If you are stuck as to what these habits are, fortunately, there are many successful entrepreneurs that we can look to for guidance.

It’s not surprising that many of these successful entrepreneurs share the same habits.

There’s no reason why you can’t have the same habits as some of the most successful people in the world!

Increase your odds for success with these habits:


TIP # 1 – An incredible work ethic.

It takes a lot of time and effort to grow a company.

It’s necessary at first to be a jack-of-all-trades.

Until you can grow enough to hire others to cover all the required skills your company needs to thrive, you’re going to have to carry a lot of weight.

Nothing beats hard work and determination.


TIP # 2 – Conscientiousness.

When you own a business, it’s up to you to ensure that things are done properly and on time.

The responsibilities are great.

You don’t have the luxury of putting out sloppy work as it will always come back to haunt you.

Do your best to serve your audience.


TIP # 3 – Use your time wisely.

Time will always be our most limited resource.

However how you use your time usually dictates how successful your company ultimately becomes.

That means having the knowledge and experience to make wise decisions and the mental toughness to avoid distractions.

Are you working smarter or just harder?

You need to know the difference.


TIP # 4 – Have a plan each day.

One of the keys to using your time successfully is to plan for each day ahead of time.

Avoid going to bed without having a detailed idea of what you’re going to do the following day.

When your feet hit the bedroom floor, you should already know what needs to be done for the day.

Think about how you want to spend your time the night before so you already have it fresh in your mind the next morning how that day will go.


TIP # 5 – Wake up early.

There are very few successful entrepreneurs that don’t get up very early.

Some get up even before 4 a.m.

How early you get up is up to you, but if you’re not beating the average person out of bed, you’re behind.

I used to love waking up at 5am to work on my blog before the kids woke up.

Now I often relax and get up at 6am which is still earlier than most people it seems.


TIP # 6 – Set goals.

It’s not enough to work hard and work smart.

You also must know where you’re going.

Having clearly-defined goals help you make wise decisions.

You need to know what you’re trying to accomplish today, this week, this month, this year, and 10 years from now as without a roadmap we will often just use our time aimlessly, not sure how to proceed.


TIP # 7 – Deal with stress effectively.

Entrepreneurs have plenty of stress to deal with on a regular basis, so it’s important to learn how to manage it.

Have a process for dealing with stress and anxiety.

Learn to recognize what you can control and what you cannot.

I like to think that stress is just a given, so it is up to me to come up with ideas to deal with it.

This is where self-care is so important.

You can’t take care of others until you effectively have learned to nurture and take care of yourself first.


TIP # 8 – Look ahead for obstacles.

Avoid being blindsided by obstacles and setbacks.

One of the best ways to do this is to be aware that they are inevitable.

That way you won’t freak out when they appear.

Instead you were expecting them so in your head you will already have formed a game plan of what to do.

Be aware of your future.

Look ahead for the challenges that you’re likely to face and have solutions in mind.

  • Think of all the major challenges in your life and notice that there were plenty of warning signs for all of them.
  • The same is true with your business. Avoid putting your head in the sand and hoping for the best.
  • Deal with challenges now while they’re still manageable. There is always a solution to every problem you have if you keep looking for it and don’t give up.

Ask yourself now:

What are your current habits?

Do you have some bad habits alongside the good ones?

Can you see why your current habits have either helped you or harmed you on your path to business success?

Before we go, check out this ENTREPRENEURIAL Mindset Checklist which will help remind you of the thoughts you can embrace on your path to business success.

You need to think about what you want to accomplish to be successful and build a set of habits that will support those activities.

The person with the best habits usually wins.

How far will you go with your habits?


If it was easy, we would all be successful entrepreneur and that simply isn’t the case.

Do you have a mindset that gives you the best chance for success?

Here are a few mindset characteristics that many entrepreneurs share and some affirmations you can embrace.

Do you have a winning mindset to succeed as an entrepreneur?

The Entrepreneurial Mindset CHECKLIST

  • I WILL SUCCEED IF I WORK HARD ENOUGH AND SMART ENOUGH. I know that perseverance is the key to success, but I can’t just work long and hard. I must work long and hard on the right things.
  • THE VALUE I PROVIDE EVENTUALLY COMES BACK TO ME. I am focused on providing as much value as I can to the world. I understand that the more value I provide, the more income I receive. I do my best to increase the amount and the quality of value I create.
  • I INVEST MY TIME AND MONEY WISELY. My time and financial resources have limits, so I allocate them intelligently. I know which things in my business most require my time and money.
  • IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH OF THE SITUATION. I avoid making assumptions and I keep my ego out of my decisions. I am open and committed to understanding the reality of every situation I face. I make intelligent decisions based on the facts.
  • MY CHOICE OF EMPLOYEES CAN MAKE ME OR BREAK ME. One bad employee can create significant challenges. The right employees can free my time and take my business to the next level.
  • I WILL BE BETTER TOMORROW THAN I WAS TODAY.I use what I learn each day to improve myself and my approach to my business. I am getting better and stronger each day.
  • I CAN FIND A SOLUTION TO ANY OBSTACLE. It doesn’t matter what has gone wrong. I know that I can find a way to resolve the situation.

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