Jenny Q. Ta, entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com hights the top traits embodied by those who succeed in business. Entities as diverse as the U.S. Department of Commerce and Forbes magazine have made efforts to quantify what qualities make successful entrepreneurs, especially serial entrepreneurs, different from everyone else.
While there is no single answer to this question, certain traits pop up again and again when studying this class of person.
Jenny Q. Ta, who runs the the first-of-its-kind social networthing™ site, outlines the six most common traits found in entrepreneurs and encourages aspiring Read these six items and see if you can find yourself in them. If not, ask yourself how you can change your thinking and behavior to achieve your own entrepreneurial goals.
Jenny Q. Ta says belief in oneself is a universal characteristic of serial entrepreneurs. You must believe in yourself, and believe in your vision. This does not mean you can never have a moment of doubt, but it does mean that your doubts cannot be allowed to overwhelm your core belief in what you are trying to do. If it gets to the point where you’re having brief moments of belief instead of brief moments of doubt, it may be time to go back to the drawing board.
Sitting around believing in yourself won’t get much done, finds Jenny Q. Ta. You must be motivated to work toward the realization of your vision. Furthermore, your motivation should come from within. Other people cannot push you to greatness. If you need constant kick-starting, your chances of success are greatly reduced.
Successful entrepreneurs do not lay down in the face of adversity. If the first real challenge you face takes the wind out of your sails, how can you hope to overcome the numerous and difficult obstacles that almost always pave the way to success? An honest evaluation of your ability to triumph over adversity and to follow through when staring at hardship is necessary before you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.
4.Understanding of your own limitations
This may seem like the opposite of #1, but it is not. While you need confidence to succeed, you also need to be able to view your own abilities objectively. A good entrepreneur is a good leader, and a good leader knows when to listen to others. If you stubbornly refuse to consider other viewpoints, or you insist on doing things yourself that would be better done by people with a more suitable skill set, you are steering your enterprise toward failure, finds Jenny Q. Ta.
5. A healthy disrespect for the rules
Any time you hear a sentence starting with “Everybody knows,” what you’re really hearing is an opportunity, according to Jenny Q. Ta. People with an entrepreneurial bent know that rules and common knowledge exist to be defied. Illicit risk-taking behavior is a common trait among entrepreneurs, and that translates into the ability to defy conventions that stand in your way. This isn’t to say that entrepreneurs are natural felons, but it does mean that entrepreneurs are willing to cross lines that some people are not.
6. Willingness to fail
Successful entrepreneurs fail, then they go back to square one and try again. Rarely is a huge leap taken without huge risk. An entrepreneur has to be able to objectively weigh risk and reward, and take the risk when it makes sense. A budding entrepreneur who is not willing to risk it all when the rewards are great enough is unlikely to ever reap those rewards.
About Jenny Q. Ta:
Jenny Q. Ta is the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee, the first-of-its-kind social networthing™ site. Launched in 2014, the site gives individuals, businesses, celebrities, politicians, and non-profit organizations the ability to monetize their profiles in unprecedented ways. Visit www.sqeeqee.com to learn more about the company.
Ms. Ta is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit. Jenny Q. Ta was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full service investment firm that was acquired in 2005. Prior to founding Titan Securities she was the driving force behind Vantage Investments, a full-service broker-dealer start-up she founded in 1999 at the age of 27 and grew to a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.
Overall, she has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive in sales, marketing and finance.
Jenny is an author whose book, Wall Street Cinderella, will launch in 2014 detailing her escape from Vietnam during the war and her path to success from welfare to Wall Street. As a self-made millionaire by the time she was 27, the book will serve as a roadmap for women looking at a business career.
She earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from California State University, Fresno.
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