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Put a check mark next to the qualities that you believe describe you.


In addition to experience and expertise, many successful entrepreneurs share certain personal qualities. Although it’s a rare person who excels in all of these traits, reviewing this list may help you decide whether starting and managing your own business is a career path you’d like to pursue.
Always learning. Open to new ideas. Learns from others.
Capitalizes on strengths. Doesn’t try to be and do everything.
Has technical knowledge. Has needed know-how to succeed.
Resourceful. Creative problem-solver. Finds a way.
Objective. Evaluates risk. Makes good decisions under pressure.
Realistic. Accepts ups and downs. Faces facts. Changes strategy when needed.
Persistent. Follows through. Never gives up.
Bounces back. Accepts rejection and failure without being defeated.
Takes initiative. A self-starter. Doesn’t need a boss.
Driven to achieve. Enjoys competition. Will work hard and sacrifice.
Positive mental attitude. Self-confident.
Sets goals. Has vision. Works with focus.
Plans ahead. Creates plans and follows them.
A leader. Takes responsibility. Is accountable. Motivates and inspires others.
Good communicator. Great people skills. Good listener and negotiator.
Organized. Prioritizes. Meets deadlines.
Uses money well. Good at managing finances.
Always learning. Open to new ideas. Learns from others.
Capitalizes on strengths. Doesn’t try to be and do everything.
Has technical knowledge. Has needed know-how to succeed.
Resourceful. Creative problem-solver. Finds a way.
Objective. Evaluates risk. Makes good decisions under pressure.
Realistic. Accepts ups and downs. Faces facts. Changes strategy when needed.
Persistent. Follows through. Never gives up.
Bounces back. Accepts rejection and failure without being defeated.
As you review the items you checked, notice the items you didn’t. To succeed, you’ll need to find ways to fill your gaps.
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