Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs by Lisa Lannon

Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Creating Healthy Routines

Often times, when we hear the word “habit”, we associate it with something bad like nail biting or smoking. But habits can be good. Good habits are a sure way to build yourself successful routines. And the more successful routines that you have, the more your quality of life will improve. So, keeping with the spirit of the New Year, I wanted to share with you some habits that help make successful entrepreneurs.

Envision Success

If you ever played sports as a kid, you were probably told to “imagine yourself hitting a homerun” or “imagine yourself winning”. Sound familiar?

The reason we’ve all heard this at one point or another is because the power of vision is strong and effective. Successful entrepreneurs spend time envisioning, creating and exploring within their mind. This practice is how entrepreneurs become innovative. Using your imagination is a powerful asset that only you have access to. There is no limit to your creativity or ability to make money with a strong vision for success.

Start the Day Early

This doesn’t mean you have to be up at 3am with a coffee in-hand and dressed to the nines in a fancy suit. If you normally get up and out of bed at 9am, try getting up at 8am instead. It’s been proven that successful entrepreneurs are early risers.

Start your day visualizing your success. What do you want to achieve? Visualize it. What are your goals? Visualize them.

You might even start your day with some exercise to get your blood pumping and to wake up your mind. Getting a jumpstart to your day allows you to collect your thoughts, figure out your priorities and organize yourself in a way that makes your successful.

Keep it Simple

You might think that entrepreneurs are born with super complicated lives that make them so effective. WRONG. In all reality, simplicity is the key to successful entrepreneurs. Creating simple routines helps entrepreneurs avoid the mistake of overloading themselves. If every entrepreneur tried to take on every challenge and go beyond their capabilities, they would be so stressed out and unable to accomplish anything. Successful entrepreneurs know that by creating limits, they become more efficient and effective.

Keep the Curiosity Alive

Boredom can be a killer of success. Entrepreneurs recognize this and make sure that they are always busy. That’s why you hear about entrepreneurs who work 24/7, 365 days out of the year. Because they want to. They are happy doing something that they love to do.

I will say this too, curiosity in your field of work is a sure way to keep ahead of the curve. If you’re constantly looking into the “next big thing” and are paying attention to changes in the market, you are going to be light years ahead of everyone else.

Curiosity is just another word for success in the eyes of an entrepreneur.

I encourage you to adopt some of these habits and make them a part of your daily routine. If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, it starts here.

To learn more about how Josh and I became entrepreneurs, make sure to check out our book The Social Capitalist.

Original publish date: February 18, 2019

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