A Change in Mindset is a Change in Circumstances

When it comes to mindfulness and directing our attention purposefully, I’ve discovered that consistent practice sharpens our awareness and guides us toward making informed choices across various aspects of our lives. A profound realization that has dawned upon me is that unless we actively seize control of our thoughts, life unfolds before us without our conscious influence — an implicit agreement to accept whatever circumstances it brings. Individuals find themselves reacting with complaints rather than focusing on their authentic goals.

In the quest for a change in circumstances, it becomes evident that a shift in mindset is the catalyst for transformative outcomes. Embracing mindfulness empowers us to transcend the role of passive observers and actively shape our destinies, bringing us to a pivotal understanding that by taking charge of our thoughts, we not only navigate life’s currents with purpose but also pave the way for intentional and fulfilling pursuits. Let’s take a deeper look into how a change in mindset serves as the cornerstone for steering the ship of our lives toward more favorable horizons.

Analyzing Yourself: Awareness of Your Thoughts

Embarking on a journey of self-awareness is a pivotal step towards orchestrating a change in mindset. To cultivate a heightened sense of consciousness about where your attention resides:

  1. Consider initiating this transformative process with a straightforward yet powerful exercise — introspecting your thoughts.
  2. Dig into the realm of your mind and take stock of the narratives playing out.

Scrutinize the dialogue, especially the subtle, negative undertones that may have become ingrained in your mental landscape.

As you engage in this reflective exercise, it is crucial to approach it without judgment. The objective is not to condemn or criticize but to illuminate the patterns and themes that dominate your inner dialogue. What narratives consistently replay in your mind, influencing your perceptions and decisions? Acknowledging and understanding these thought patterns lays the groundwork for reclaiming control over your mental landscape. This inventory of your thoughts serves as a compass, guiding you toward a profound awareness of your current mental state and paving the way for intentional shifts in perspective.

Analyzing your thoughts becomes a powerful tool for self-discovery. It uncovers the subtle scripts that shape your reactions and, by extension, your circumstances. Armed with this awareness, you are better equipped to discern which aspects of your thought process hinder your progress and empower you to navigate toward your goals. This initial step sets the stage for a more profound understanding of the connection between your mindset and the unfolding circumstances in your life.

Decide on Your New Direction and Commit to It: The Power of Persistent Intention

Once you’ve delved into the intricacies of your thought patterns and gained clarity on where your attention lies, the next crucial step is to make a decisive choice regarding the direction you wish to steer your life. This decision isn’t merely about setting vague aspirations but crystallizing a clear vision of your desired future. It entails summoning the courage to break free from the inertia of routine and embrace a path aligned with your authentic aspirations.

Commitment is the cornerstone upon which transformative change is built. Despite obstacles and setbacks, it requires unwavering dedication to the chosen action. This steadfast resolve serves as a beacon, guiding you through the tumultuous seas of uncertainty toward the shores of your desired destination. Persistence becomes your ally, enabling you to weather the storms and navigate the twists and turns that inevitably accompany any journey of significance. With each step forward, fueled by unwavering determination, you reinforce your commitment to the newfound direction, inching closer to realizing your dreams.

Embracing Mindful Action: Transforming Intentions into Reality

With a clear direction in mind and a steadfast commitment to your chosen path, the next crucial phase of your journey involves translating intentions into tangible actions. Mindful action encompasses a deliberate approach to every step taken towards your goals, infused with awareness and purpose. Rather than succumbing to autopilot or being swept along by external forces, each decision and endeavor is with conscious intent.

Embracing mindful action requires a departure from passive observation to active participation in creating your reality. It entails aligning your thoughts, words, and deeds with the vision you hold for your life, consistently making choices that propel you closer to your aspirations. This process demands a willingness to step outside your comfort zone, confront challenges head-on, and embrace opportunities for growth and expansion. By infusing each action with mindfulness, you enhance the efficacy of your efforts and cultivate a more profound sense of fulfillment and purpose along the way.

Resilience: Overcoming Setbacks on the Path to Change

Despite your best intentions and diligent efforts, the journey toward meaningful transformation rarely lacks obstacles. Resilience empowers you to bounce back from adversity, learn from setbacks, and persevere in pursuing your goals with renewed determination. Rather than viewing setbacks as insurmountable barriers, reframe them as opportunities for growth and refinement. Cultivating resilience involves developing a mindset that embraces failure as a natural part of learning and a catalyst for personal development. It requires fostering a supportive network of allies who can offer guidance, encouragement, and perspective during times of difficulty. Resilience fortifies your capacity to withstand life’s challenges and emerge more robust and determined.

In Summary: Harnessing the Power of Mindset for Lasting Change

The journey towards transformative change is not merely about altering external circumstances but about mentally orchestrating a profound shift in mindset. By analyzing your thoughts, committing to a new direction, embracing mindful action, and cultivating resilience, you harness the power of mindset to transverse the complexities of life with intention. With each conscious choice and deliberate action, you pave the way for a brighter, more fulfilling future—one defined by authenticity.

Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you want to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!


Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Pathway to Success

In the dynamic and fiercely competitive realm of the entrepreneurial mindset, achieving success goes beyond mere reliance on a brilliant idea or a well-crafted business plan. It demands a distinct mindset that distinguishes entrepreneurs from the crowd.

Today, we’re exploring mastering the entrepreneurial mindset and how it can become a powerful catalyst for success in the business world. This article will delve into fundamental mindset traits, techniques to develop them, and the positive impact they can have on entrepreneurial endeavors. Let’s embark on the journey of unlocking the pathway to success through an entrepreneurial mindset.

1. The Power of a Growth Mindset

Possessing a growth mindset forms an integral part of the entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurs who embrace a growth mindset firmly believe in the potential for intelligence and abilities to evolve through dedicated effort, unwavering perseverance, and extracting valuable lessons from failures. This mindset allows them to embrace challenges, seek new opportunities, and continuously improve their skills.

By viewing obstacles as stepping stones to growth and success, entrepreneurs with a growth mindset can overcome setbacks and keep pushing forward. Cultivating a growth mindset involves:

  • Adopting strategies like embracing failure as a learning opportunity.
  • Seeking constructive feedback.
  • Setting ambitious but achievable goals.
  • Staying resilient in the face of adversity.

2. Embracing a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is essential for entrepreneurs to navigate the ups and downs of business ventures. It influences how they perceive and respond to challenges, setbacks, and uncertainties. Maintaining a positive attitude allows entrepreneurs to stay motivated, inspire others, and create a favorable environment for innovation and collaboration. To cultivate a positive attitude, entrepreneurs can practice gratitude, surround themselves with positive influences, engage in self-care activities, and develop a mindset of abundance rather than scarcity. By fostering positivity, entrepreneurs can overcome obstacles more effectively and attract opportunities that align with their goals.

3. Developing Resilience and Adaptability

Resilience and adaptability are critical qualities that entrepreneurs must possess in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Resilience helps entrepreneurs bounce back from failures, setbacks, and rejections, while adaptability enables them to embrace change and adjust their strategies accordingly.

Entrepreneurs can build a support network, practice self-reflection, cultivate a growth mindset, and learn from past experiences to develop resilience. Adaptability can be fostered by staying informed about market trends, being open to feedback and suggestions, and continually seeking new knowledge and skills. Entrepreneurs can confidently navigate uncertainty and turn challenges into opportunities by mastering resilience and adaptability.

4. The Importance of Goal Setting and Persistence

Setting clear goals and persisting toward their achievement is another crucial aspect of the entrepreneurial mindset. Successful entrepreneurs set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals that align with their vision. These goals serve as a roadmap, keeping entrepreneurs motivated and accountable. Persistence is vital to overcoming obstacles and staying committed to long-term success. Entrepreneurs must develop strategies to stay motivated, break goals into manageable tasks, track progress, and celebrate milestones. By setting meaningful goals and persisting through challenges, entrepreneurs create a framework for success.

Wrap Up – Entrepreneurial Mindset

Mastering the entrepreneurial mindset is a transformative journey that can unlock immense potential for success in the business world. A growth mindset, positive attitude, resilience, adaptability, goal setting, and persistence are essential ingredients that enable entrepreneurs to thrive.

By adopting and nurturing these mindset traits, entrepreneurs can overcome challenges, embrace opportunities, and continually grow as individuals and business leaders. It is essential to recognize that developing an entrepreneurial mindset is an ongoing process that requires commitment, self-reflection, and a willingness to learn and adapt.


Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!

How to Overcome Self doubt when Facing Challenges

It’s a painful truth that we all have to face: self-doubt never goes away. Sometimes it can seem like a shadow, always hovering in the background of our minds, ready to rear its ugly head at any moment. Other times, it feels like an active force within us, destroying our capacity to move forward confidently and successfully. But no matter how big or tiny your own self-doubt is, there are always methods to overcome it—and those solutions start with admitting the problem. From there you can get down to tackling the issues making self doubt less of a factor in your world.

6 Steps to Overcoming Self doubt

Acknowledge your feelings

  • Acknowledge your feelings.
  • Don’t be afraid of them.
  • Do not criticize them or yourself for having them.
  • Don’t try to ignore them, push them away, or make them go away by rationalizing them away (e.g., “I am not feeling self doubt!”).
  • Don’t give in to the temptation to rationalize yourself out of the situation (e.g., “I am a fraud and I don’t deserve this opportunity”).

Talk back to your self doubts

When you’re facing challenges, it’s normal to doubt yourself. In reality, self doubt is a natural aspect of the human experience. Even if you are an expert in your field, there will always be areas where your skills are deficient or your experience is insufficient. Self doubt can help make sure that when we try something new, we know how much effort and time we need to put into it before taking on something bigger and more challenging.

Self doubt is not a sign of weakness or incompetence; it is a sign of intelligence! People who don’t have self doubt tend not to challenge themselves as much as those who do because they lack the openness to new ideas and ways of thinking about things (i.e., feedback).

Take action, even if you don’t feel ready

Despite conducting extensive study and knowing the necessary steps, you may still feel unprepared. You may even be unsure where to begin. That’s okay! Jump in and do something, even if it’s not ideal. The most essential thing is to take action and keep moving forward.

Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Take one small step at a time—and then another step after that! Don’t try to think of everything at once or everything will feel overwhelming. Simply take one modest step toward your objective every day (or even an hour) until it becomes second nature to do that work on a regular basis.
  • Ask questions if anything feels unclear or confusing along the way so your self doubt doesn’t creep back up again later down the line when things get more difficult for Whatever the reason (for example, lack of experience).
  • Communicate with people who understand where they’re coming from too—this will help reduce feelings of isolation or depression-related issues down the road when feelings like these inevitably arise anyway due as part of normal human experience over time!”

Reinforce positive thoughts about yourself

There are several ways you can do this. For example, when you think about yourself, remember how resilient and resourceful you’ve been in the past. When someone offers help, make sure to express your gratitude. In addition to recognizing all of the good things in your life, it’s also important to keep an eye on what could go right tomorrow: focus on possible solutions instead of problems. It is not as difficult as you may believe to shift your mindset to one of optimism. It just takes practice and awareness.

If a friend has a problem with another person or thing (like a difficult boss or an unreliable car), try offering solutions or options that have worked well for others in similar situations. Finally, take time every day to focus on the positive aspects that surround us—the sun shining through trees as we walk down our street; rainfall falling as they drip off leaves onto the sidewalk; the cuisine we like eating with friends over dinner—and remind ourselves that these moments do not last forever (but they are important).

Write yourself a letter of recommendation

Write yourself a letter of recommendation. This is an exercise in which you write about yourself from a different perspective: mentor, friend, family member, or even stranger. Consider what they might say about your strengths and limitations, talents, and development opportunities.

Try to picture how they will react to your resume/CV or application form. You might also send this letter to your future self (what do you hope to accomplish in the following five years?) or your prior self (how did you feel when you first started?). Finally, try writing this letter from your point of view, drawing on all of your experience and knowledge.

Remind yourself that you can do it

Remind yourself that you can do it. You’ve faced many problems before, and you’ll be able to overcome this one as well. You are capable of accomplishing anything you set your mind to, so don’t underestimate your abilities to tackle this problem!

No matter how you approach it, acknowledging and facing your self doubt is always the first step to overcoming it

Recognize your sensations. Recognize your feelings of self doubt and do not be scared to admit them. If you can get over the initial agony of realizing this, I promise it will help you conquer your self doubt.

Face your fears straight on. After you’ve acknowledged them, here’s the next step: confront them! Do not let fear prevent you from doing anything else in life; instead, take action regardless of how uneasy or afraid you feel at first—they are just temporary. Getting over them could turn out to be one of the nicest things ever, if only because it involves facing something terrifying but ultimately worthwhile for things to go easily (and even better) further down the road:)

Wrapping up

As you can see, there are numerous approaches to overcoming self doubt. The important thing is to acknowledge it and take action, even if that action is just talking back to your self-doubts. Even if your first step is acknowledging that you have some negative thoughts about yourself, then it’s a start. It’s an important first step toward facing your fears and reaching new heights in life.

Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Power of Intention: How to Use Your Mind to Reach Your Goals

What do you want most in life? This is a question that we should all be asking ourselves regularly. Once we know what it is we want, the next step is to decide to take the necessary steps to achieve it and to make the intention to achieve the goals. Many people are unaware of the power of their intentions but learning how to use them can be the difference between you reaching your goals or not. 

Intention setting and the Goal – determining what it is you want

Intention setting is a powerful process where you set your intention and then you purposefully work towards achieving it. Here, we will discuss how to use intention setting to reach your goals and manifest the things you desire!

The first step in intention setting is to get clear on what you want. What are your goals? What do you desire? Once you know what it is that you want, the next step is to set your intention. Your intention should be something along the lines of, “I am _______.” Fill in the blank with whatever it is you desire. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, your intention might be, “I am healthy and fit” – you can also be more specific here but the main point is to set a goal. 

Once you have set your intention, it’s important to hold onto it. Set aside distractions and don’t allow anything to get in the way of achieving it. Taking inspired action isn’t something we can always count on; you’ll need to take action and work towards your goal even on the days you don’t feel like it. 

Why intention setting is so effective for your goals

The power of intention is that it helps to align your thoughts and actions with your goals. When you set your intention and then take action towards achieving it, you are much more likely to reach your goal than if you had not set an intention at all. The reason for this is that when you set an intention, you are putting your focus on what it is that you want to achieve. This helps to keep you motivated and focused on your goal, which in turn increases your chances of success.

Practicing setting your intention regularly – formulate a habit

One important thing to remember is that intention setting is not a one-time thing. You should be setting intentions regularly, especially whenever you feel like you’re off track or not making progress toward your goals. By regularly setting intentions, you are reminding yourself of what it is you want to achieve and refocusing your attention on your goal. This will help to keep you motivated and on track.

If you’re looking to manifest your goals and reach your full potential, intention setting is a powerful tool that can help you get there. Use the tips in this blog post to start setting intentions for yourself and see how they can change your life!

Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!

How to Use the Power of Gratitude to your Advantage

The power of gratitude is one that’s often underestimated. When we take the time to be grateful for all the good in our lives, we open ourselves up to even more good and endless possibilities. And studies have shown that gratitude not only makes us happier but also magnetizes our brains for success. In this post, we will explore how gratitude works and how you can start using it today to your advantage!

Gratitude increases dopamine

One of the most fascinating things about gratitude is how it affects the brain. When we are grateful, our brain produces more dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and happiness. Dopamine also helps us to focus and feel motivated. So not only does gratitude make us feel good, but it also helps us to achieve our goals.

Gratitude increases resilience

Another interesting thing about gratitude is that it increases our resilience. When we are grateful for all the good in our lives, we are better able to cope with the bad. Think about the wonderful things you are grateful for at this moment. Maybe you’re grateful for the breakfast you had this morning, it could be a close family member or your health that you’re most grateful for. Practicing gratefulness and being thankful increases your awareness of the things you truly appreciate. Gratitude helps us to see the world in a more positive light and to value the good in our lives, even when things are tough.

So how can you use gratitude to your advantage?

One of the best ways to do this is to keep a gratitude journal. Every day, set aside 10-15 minutes to write down at least three things you are grateful for; This exercise can include anything from the sun shining to your favorite coffee shop being open. Over time, you will start to notice how much good there is in your life and how gratitude can help you to achieve your goals! Eventually, you’ll get to the point where gratitude becomes a new habit and you’ll start focusing more on the things you enjoy.

Another great way to use gratitude is to share it with others. When we take the time to express our gratitude towards others, we not only make them feel good but also strengthen our relationships. So next time you’re feeling grateful, why not reach out to a friend or family member and let them know?

Gratitude is a powerful tool that can help us to be happier and more successful. We hope this has inspired you to start using gratitude to your advantage! Thanks for reading 🙂

Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!






6 Powerful Strategies for Building Self-Confidence and Positivity

It’s certainly true that some people are naturally more confident than others, nobody is born with endless amounts of self-confidence. So, if you want to boost your self-esteem and become a more positive person, it is something you’ll have to work at.

Here are six simple tips that should provide inspiration on the journey to becoming a more confident person.

1. Surround Yourself With Positive People

Positivity begets positivity. Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, confident people, and it will soon rub off on you. Let them be your inspiration as you drive each other toward greatness.

2. Visualize Your Future

Anything is possible in this world, but you won’t get anywhere until you’ve pictured yourself achieving those dreams. Aside from giving you the self-confidence of knowing you can do it, this step will prepare you for those situations once they arrive.

3. Push Yourself Further

A lack of confidence is often characterized by self-doubting and a fear of taking on new challenges. Whether it’s doing something that scares you or learning a new skill, a continued sense of self-improvement will work wonders.

4. Deal With Rejection

Whether it’s your personal life or career, not everyone will agree with you or see value in your ideas. Make a conscious effort not to take things personally, and this immunity will ultimately lead to self-confidence.

5. Take Care Of Yourself

Self-care and self-confidence are very closely linked. Be sure to take care of your physical and emotional health to feel stronger and more positive than ever. Focus on becoming the best version of yourself to unlock heightened confidence.

6. Focus On Achievable Goals

Even if your goal is to accomplish something truly incredible, it’s important to create milestones along the way. Aside from providing guidance, having milestones in place removes the fear that the mountain ahead is unconquerable.

Being self-confident won’t suddenly protect you from all the negative thoughts and episodes of self-doubt, but it will bring positivity to your world. You’ve got this.

Keetria is an entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and brand strategy coach for creatives & entrepreneurs with 16 years of public relations expertise working with some of the world’s leading brands, startups, media personalities, and entertainers. If you would like to work together, don’t hesitate to reach out!

The Importance of Thinking Big and Believing in Yourself

When it comes to overcoming fear or discouragement there are two popular phrases that most of us have likely heard time and again. “Think Big” and “Believe in Yourself.” And while they’re great suggestions, there are two questions that many of us have thought about when hearing these encouraging words. “What does that mean?” And ‘Why does that matter?”

What Does Thinking Big and Believing in Yourself Mean?

Thinking big sounds easy, but it may not come easily. It means to consider your perspective and expand it. For example, if you’re hand-making a thing and selling it online, that’s great! But could you hire people to make 10 times as many things? Could you sell the training on how to make the thing? Could you create an entire community around the thing? Looking beyond the now, the day-to-day, and seeing what an idea, a business, a hobby, or skill could become, could lead to thinking big.

Believing in yourself is critical to success. It’s not having an unrealistic belief in your abilities or chance or ignoring the risks to success. It’s understanding who you are, how you work, and what you’re capable of. But it’s understanding that accurately and truly, from your own understanding and knowledge of yourself and ignoring limitations and restrictions put on you by society, your upbringing, or just plain doubt.

Why Does Thinking Big and Believing in Yourself Matter?

Thinking big is critical to rising above day-to-day existence. Whether it’s moving from a hobby to a business or just finding a new job, if you can’t focus on the bigger picture, on what’s possible, how can you possibly move from where you are? And it’s not required that you take that step, if your hobby is your hobby and you don’t want to leverage that into a multi-million dollar-a-year job, that’s ok.

But knowing and understanding the possibilities lets you make that decision with all the necessary information. And if you are looking to make a change or adjust your life, it’s critical to make the best choice for you. Thinking small, thinking ‘inside the box’ won’t give you the opportunity to really change much. It will keep you where you are, doing what you’re doing. Thinking big is the key to success and positive change.

Believing in yourself is the key to success and positive change. Thinking big allows you to lay out the goal. Believing in yourself is how you make the plan toward your goals. If you understand how you work, what you value, and what you can accomplish, you can use that to make a plan, a series of achievable steps, to get to the goal. If you allow others or your own self-doubt to convince you that you can’t accomplish these things is the surest way to fail to accomplish them.

Believing in your capabilities, your ideas, and your drive is critical to overcoming all the challenges that face anyone trying to make a change in their life. From going back to school to starting a business to learning to play the guitar, change is hard. Without a strong conviction in your own yourself, it may well be too difficult.

Positivity Fun Facts; How it Really is the Best Medicine

We hear all the time that it pays to be positive, but is that really true? How does positivity impact our lives, and what is the point of being so upbeat all the time? If positivity is so rewarding, does that mean there’s a consequence for sadness all the same?

Despite sounding like such a simple concept, positivity can be truly mystifying. How do we find happiness? Can I have positivity without happiness, and vice versa?

While it’d be impossible to condense all that we know about positive psychology (which yes, it has its own subset in the psychology world), we do have four fun facts or tidbits about positivity that may brighten your day.

  1. Positivity lengthens your life.

If you Google “Nun Study” you’ll find a very prolific scientific research project about aging and Alzheimer’s — that’s not the study we’re talking about here. This study is instead by Danner, Snowdon, and Friesen from the University of Kentucky and is strictly about Catholic nuns.

These researchers found that based on the nun’s own writings, those that expressed more positive sentiments lived longer lives. Look it up for more concrete and fascinating stats.

  1. Positivity boosts sales.

Many believe that the secret to happiness is success. That once you’ve finally found your place in life, happiness is just around the corner…and if that’s not true, then what is? Is it possible that this assumed standard is false?

According to Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania, the opposite is actually true. This creates a bit of a chicken vs. egg scenario, but Seligman is sure that optimism comes before success. Based on an optimism test Seligman designed for MetLife, those who were positive based on the test results were almost always likely to outperform those who were negative.

  1. Positivity helps counteract stress effects.

Stress is a part of life and it’s one you’ll likely never fully be able to run away from. If you figure out how to live a life 100% free of stress, tell us your secret — we’d like to know.

Still, just because stress is a natural phenomena, it doesn’t mean it’s one we have to take lying down. There are a million different teas on the market meant to combat stress and its side effects, but what about something like positivity?

Many credible studies focus on how positivity helps to combat stress, but mostly how our own negativity leads to a majority of stress. While a catalyst may be the biggest source of stress, self-doubt and blame often contribute to our negativity more than the original problem.

  1. Positivity broadens your horizons.

From a young age, we learn to be positive. Most children are not born pessimists but are instead taught to be negative based on those around them and their life experiences. Children play, grow and learn while basking in that positivity. At this stage of development, their world is infinite.

This is how positivity can affect all of us every day. When we open our minds to possibilities and positivity, we see our worlds as they can be — not as they are.

5 Key Mental Traits of All Successful Entrepreneurs

To be an entrepreneur, you must be…? How do you think that sentence should end? “Brave”? “Determined”? “Innovative”?

Truthfully an entrepreneur must be many things; more adjectives than five are required in order to call yourself a true and successful entrepreneur. However, we’ve selected five of the most common and essential traits required to either become or sustain yourself as an entrepreneur.


We often think of risk as a dirty word — in fact, isn’t it better to avoid risk altogether? This might be true in some areas of life, but in others the phrase “go big or go home” is one hundred percent true. Just like in gambling, sometimes a big risk results in a massive loss. Other times it means you get a big payday.

Without that risk, no matter the outcome, there would be no chance for that huge success. The risk doesn’t have to be monetary, either. Sometimes taking a chance on the little things can pay off in a big way.


No, not in the way that means you want to go out to lunch. This kind of hunger is for success, knowledge and for recognition — maybe you’d prefer to call it “drive.”

A good entrepreneur knows that they have to keep learning, but a great entrepreneur is one that truly wants to. This kind of hunger is one that drives them to better themselves and take those risks.


Not everything will go your way all the time, and that’s not just a lesson for entrepreneurs to learn. However, it might be a lesson that entrepreneurs benefit from more than most. Sometimes plans fall through and an entrepreneur has to adapt to the sudden changes. Not every scheme will be executed perfectly, not every vision will be clearly seen and sometimes a completely foreign scenario works its way into the mix.

A great entrepreneur doesn’t give in to this uncertainty — they embrace it.


Gone are the days of laying around on the couch and brainstorming about your big business idea — you’re going to be an entrepreneur, which means your life is going to drastically change if you want to make all of your visions realities.

Even though you’ll be your own boss, you’ll still have all the responsibilities that come with that position. It also means you’ll have to handle money, and hopefully lots of it, in a fiscally responsible way.


Sure there are ways to become a great entrepreneur as an introvert, but the more outgoing and personable you are? The better you’ll be at networking and selling your brand. Creating relationships among your peers and in the business community will be vital to getting your business recognized, and you can’t do that on a concept alone.

Businesspeople are usually outspoken, self-assured, and promoting. They know how to charm and talk to people in a convincing yet personable way. This kind of attitude also lends itself to sales — without being gregarious, the sales funnel becomes a lot more narrow.

It takes a lot to become an entrepreneur. How many of these attributes do you have yourself?