About a month ago, LUMS’s trainers in collaboration with KP government came to train and guide us on how to become an entrepreneur. During training, they told us about different techniques of business. What they said was like “to be a good entrepreneur you need to have some traits and qualities within you. You must know your strengths and weaknesses and you must work to improve yourself more and more”
In today’s society, women can do anything and everything they want. They can be a cook to owning their own catering business. In short, they can be extraordinary sometimes. If you are a woman and want to take some leaps to be an entrepreneur then don’t worry. There is no ‘entrepreneurial gene’ but there are some top 10 traits that I believe are the secrets to success.
To be successful and great woman entrepreneur you need to be passionate about your goals. A successful woman entrepreneur needs to be excited about what they do. If things are not going well you do not need to lose hope. If you are passionate nothing can stop you. As Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder of CloudFlare once said, “People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.”
All you need to find your passion, to follow your dreams and to convert it into something which makes you feel proud. “To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.” These words are said by one of great female entrepreneur.
If you want to become a great woman entrepreneur, you need to be courageous and brave. You need to tackle everything with courage and show bravery in times of hardships and challenges. As our trainer, Aizaz Mirza said, “to get success you need to get out of your comfort zone. If you stay in your comfort zone, waiting for a miracle to happen, then, forget to become a good entrepreneur.” Never lose trust on yourself. Never let failure to defeat you. If you fail this time, you might get success next time.
“If you think you can, then you can and if you think you cannot, you are right.” Said Mary Kay, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics.
A great woman entrepreneur needs to be a good organizer because she is responsible for everything. She organize everything with care and complete concentration. She needs to be disciplined, set goals and try her level best to achieve her goals and manage her time in proper way. She should not sit calm until and unless she complete her task.
Keeping a calendar or record of everything will let you track what is going on in life and focus on next step. To get successful, an organization is necessary.
Know your strength and flaws
A great woman entrepreneur is strong women who know her strengths and use her talent in best possible way. She believes in herself and never lets her hopes down. She gives her full efforts to fulfill her plans. She knows her flaws and weaknesses and always tries to improve herself.
A good woman entrepreneur can overcome the obstacles and is strong minded and converts her flaws into her strengths.
Starting a business and keep it going on are two different matters. You have to keep faith and trust in yourself and be persistent on what you want. To be a great female entrepreneur, stay firm on your decisions, never loss hope and never give up.
To become a great entrepreneur you have to give your 100% efforts and try again and again without giving up. It takes guts to keep going on business.
“Perseverance is my motto.” Madam C. J. Walker
Being positive is a major key to success. One have to see the bright side of the situations and embrace it with full force. You have to keep a broad vision about every situation. If you are getting failure time and again, don’t let yourself down and try again and again with positive attitude. Remind yourself what you have achieved and can achieve.
Replace the negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Surround yourself with people who give you courage, who believes in you and give you positive energy. Stay away from people who are “energy drainers”.
Creative and curious
A great entrepreneur needs to be creative and curious in order to get successful. Through your creative talent, you can create brands and strategies which are completely different from other brands and your curiosity will make you curious to try new things. With your curious nature you would be able to try new things and set new boundaries.
Able to bear Criticism
Criticism can lead you to both success and failure depending on your attitude towards it. If you let it distract you, it will destroy you completely but if you show a positive attitude towards criticism, it can lead you to peak of success. Great women entrepreneurs always show a positive attitude towards negative comments and criticism.
All great women entrepreneurs from Racheal Ray to Martha Stewart were heavily criticized. Mary K. Ash once said, “Dare to risk public criticism.”
“I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.” Said, Madonna.
Setting an ambition in mind is the most important quality of great women entrepreneur. They set a goal to themselves and put their complete efforts to make their dreams, a reality. They know what they want and never lose hopes to fulfill their dreams. Without ambitions, any entrepreneur cannot get far. One must have some aims and confidence to get into world and get what they want.
Hard work is the key to success. You need to get out of your comfort
zone, sacrifice your spare time and work for hours to become a great entrepreneur. A great woman entrepreneur works hard all the time and never surrender until their work is finished. They always have a determination which drive them to next goal. They never feel that they have done enough.
Without hard work, one can never get successful. Even Margret Thatcher said, “ I do not know anyone who has got to top without the hard work. That is the recipe.
Keeping the above ten qualities in mind and following them can lead any woman entrepreneur to become a successful and great woman entrepreneur.
Author: Sana Amin
Women University Mardan, Mardan