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7 habits of successful entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have a lot on their plate – from growing companies and maintaining strict schedules to get it done all while dealing with the ordinary challenges of life! That being said, to be a successful entrepreneur, it is really important to form good habits so that you can meet your goals. Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart, but you can do it with the right habits in place to encourage your success!

Here are 7 habits of successful entrepreneurs, brought to you from my own personal experience!

  • Plan your week ahead of time
    • To make the most of your time, planning your week ahead of time is a great habit to start! This will ensure that as soon as your Monday kicks off, you know exactly what you need to do. You can also block off each hour of the day using a tool like Google Calendar! This will ensure that each hour of your day is being spent wisely.
  • Get enough sleep
    • This might seem pretty obvious, but when you are busy trying to grow a business, getting enough sleep can be very difficult! You should set a cut off time each night for when you go to bed. In the moment it will be difficult to cut yourself off, but when you wake up the next day refreshed, you will thank yourself!
  • Stay focused and limit distractions
    • When you have your time blocked off throughout the day, it is very important to work in an environment that isn’t distracting. Be sure to find a place where your distractions will be limited. You could work in a library or in a room that has no TV. 
  • Be selective of your friend group
    • It is very important to be cautious of who you spend your time with. If you are a busy entrepreneur, you won’t have time to be around people who aren’t supportive of your endeavors. Be sure to consider who you spend time with to make sure they are a good fit for your lifestyle and goals!
  • Re-evaluate your successes and failures
    • After you complete your next project, regardless of whether it was a success or failure, set aside some time to re-evaluate. If it was successful – why? If it was a failure – why? It is important to understand this so that you can do more of what promotes your success in the future.
  • Have a strategy and follow it
    • If you are an entrepreneur, you know all about what it takes to meet a goal. It is really important to make a habit out of following your strategies. Be sure to outline a strategy, craft goals and deadlines, and stick to it. It is ok to be agile and make adjustments, but if you don’t stick to what you outline, you won’t get anything done.
  • Learn how to say no
    • As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to do anything and everything when it comes to getting exposure for your business. If this is the case, it is critical to assess the different opportunities that come your way to ensure that they align with your business goals. If they don’t, you will stretch yourself too thin, fail to get enough rest and could potentially get sick. As an entrepreneur you likely already have enough on your plate, so be cautious and learn how to say no.