Entrepreneurship is not a piece of cake; it may look very glittery from far away, but it’s not that fancy after all. You might wonder why someone would like to go through that toughness, trouble, and hustle if entrepreneurship is hard. The answer is that serial entrepreneurs love the process of entrepreneurship; they like to lose, adapt along the way, and finally win at the end.
The like that journey of:
- Starting from zero
- Being underestimated
- Winning against the odds
- Doing what they love
The true entrepreneurs like the journey so much that they don’t care about expensive clothes, watches, and cars — they’re focused towards creating something big and changing lives.
Steve Jobs rightly said, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
There are so many examples of entrepreneurs who weren’t rich growing up, but they had this strong will to do something different. Moreover, they loved helping others and doing business right from their early childhood.
Take Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk, for example, we all know how difficult Tony’s childhood was. He even had to leave his house to get out of the negativity, and then he became a successful speaker and author. Now he owns multiple businesses. Gary, on the other hand, has had this will to do something so he sold lemonade and baseball cards in his childhood. Now he is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States.
7 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs You Should Know
One of the common things you’d find among the successful entrepreneurs is that they build their habits and stick to them, which contributes to their success. Let me walk you through some of the habits that most entrepreneurs have in common:
Wake Up Early
One of the habits of successful entrepreneurs is that they wake up early in the morning. You’d often listen to them talking about waking up early. Casey Neistat, the founder of 368, often tells that he wakes up around 5.30 am and gets some of his work done until 7 am. Gary Vaynerchuk also told many times in the interviews that he wakes up early in the morning.
So if we look into this habit of waking up early, it shows that waking up early gives you an extra chunk of time to do something important. It’s up to you whether you meditate or write your book in the morning. But it’s necessary to try out something a lot of successful entrepreneurs are doing it.
Just like waking up early in the morning, a lot of entrepreneurs prefer to exercise first thing in the morning. Some go for a jog and others hit the gym. The point is that exercising keeps you active, mentally fresh, and physically strong.
However, exercising in the morning is not necessary; some people prefer to do exercise when they get back home from work. You can exercise at home if you have the equipment or go to a gym near your house. Don’t take my word, and try to do your research. You’d find out many successful entrepreneurs exercise 4 to 5 days a week.
Eating healthy might seem impossible for us, which means, well-balanced meals throughout the week; it could contain a combination of both vegetables and meat. I’m not a health expert or anything. Do consult a doctor or nutritionist for advice. I’m telling what almost everyone knows. For example, you might have to cut down your sugar consumption and increase your natural products such as fruits. A lot of nutritionists recommend replacing sugar and dairy with fruits and vegetables.
Moreover, you might have to stop eating unhealthy snacks and baked foods and fast foods. Not only are they are difficult to digest, but they also contribute to gaining weight.
You’d often find successful entrepreneurs try to take care of their diets and health routines. They know that a healthy body makes a sound mind.
It might sound strange to some people that how delivering value is a habit. Take it this way: if you’re programmed to help others out, you’d do the right thing whether it’s good advice or holding a door opened for someone.
Entrepreneurs whole work ethic is based on delivering value to the clients and end-users of their products. That mindset probably differentiates them from others who don’t understand entrepreneurship at the core. You’d notice whether entrepreneurs make videos, write articles, or talk to someone at the airport’s waiting room, they always try to give something valuable to others.
One of the habits of successful entrepreneurs is that they solve problems of the audience as well as customers. They create products and services that make others’ lives and jobs easier. There are so many technological, electrical, and software innovations done by entrepreneurs that are helping the audience every day.
If we look around and notice that a lot of innovations have helped us till this date, for example, the smartphone we use, the laptop we work on, the software we run, and online tools we take help from are all products and services that some entrepreneur created to solve the problems.
Successful entrepreneurs do different types of things to stay focused. They know the importance of consistency and persistence. So they develop different routines and activities to induct into the lifestyles that help them stay focused on their journey.
For example, they plan trips once a year and go out with the family to spend time away from work. Some entrepreneurs like to pet animals at home like cats, dogs, horses, or other animals; it makes them happy and calm.
You should figure out what helps you gain your focus back. Sometimes, a break from the work-life and going out for a day or two help people gain their focus. It may seem difficult to try out anything like that, but if you’re an entrepreneur who lost his/her focus, then you got to try out new stuff to get your focus back.
Reading is a great habit to learn new stuff and spend your time in a positive activity. Book reading gives you others’ perspectives on different topics, especially who you have some experience of it. Moreover, book authors do a lot of research to come up with great contents in the book. So you get a chance to pick the brain of the top minds.
As far as the habit of book reading is concerned, Jim Kwik says leaders are readers. And, that’s true because you’d notice that the majority of the top entrepreneurs and successful professionals read books.
So if that interests you, then you should give book-reading a try.
What’s your point of view?
I have shared seven habits of successful entrepreneurs. There could be more habits and norms that successful entrepreneurs adopt along the way. Do you want to know more about this topic? Let me know in the comments below. Before you leave this page, answer the following question:
Do you believe in the power of habits or not?