Manage Bookmarks Business Skills – 8 Essential Skills That Need To Be Mastered For Success

Do you want to know what the hardest thing to do on the planet is? The answer is simple, succeeding as an entrepreneur. Being a great and successful entrepreneur is not something that is done easily. It’s just like baking a fruit cake, which takes a lot of diverse ingredients that are combined and prepared together, over time to bring out a great product.If you want to know the skills which are 100% necessary for success as an entrepreneur, here are 8 of them.1. Patience.In entrepreneurship, it cannot be doubted that patience is key. You need to have patience and understand that entrepreneurship is a journey that can’t be completed in a single day.


2. Tenacity.Tenacity, or as referred to in other terms, persistence is a skill that is necessary for entrepreneurship success. Sometimes things don’t go your way and you’ll need to keep on pushing.3. Empathy.Entrepreneurs are problem solvers. The only way you can ever be motivated to keep on fighting in order to help solve a person’s problem is if you see it as your own, which is why empathy is so important.4. Leadership.At one point or the other, as an entrepreneur, you are going to be required to lead which makes having this skill a must. You will have to be able to influence and help people move towards a certain direction.5. Management.Management is key to being a successful entrepreneur. Every business has objectives and for people to meet those objectives, they have to be managed which makes it a key skill to have.6. Innovation.An important skill. Great companies innovate and if your aim is to build a company that will someday be ranked among the world’s best, it is a vital skill to have.7. Focus.


Entrepreneurs live in the moment, which means they are focused. Focus is a key skill because by being focus as an entrepreneur, You will get more done.8. Think long term.Your goal as an entrepreneur or start-up founder is not to win against your competition, it is to stay in the game long term. The only way you can do that is by setting practical goals for your business for the next 20 to 30 years.Although entrepreneurship is hard, mastering these 8 skills will definitely make the journey worthwhile. In addition, I would also recommend that you consult with some experts to help guide you along your journey.

Fear This My Fellow Athlete

Competition is good, just as fear is good – if you will use it to your advantage rather than letting it use you. Fear can frazzle us to make mistakes, become uncertain, and anxious, but fear used to our advantage can propel us to greatness. It’s a double-edged sword. Since fear is internal, you own it, it’s yours to use as you will, if you ignore it, it might hurt you, if you use it, it can help you, give you the edge, especially in competition. How might I know this?

Well, I supposed any seasoned competitor in the human endeavor or athlete understands exactly what I am saying, but in case you need more examples to help you better understand this concept, by all means keep reading.

Recently, I read an interesting article online and watched a great video sponsored by Expert Sports Performance, the video was titled: “How Talented Athletes Deal with Fear,” by Loren Fogelman, a well-known sports psychologist.

In my view I believe that Fear is a wonderful thing, a huge driver of the human psyche, but Loren Fogelman reminds me of the truth that: “it motivates some and stops others dead in their tracks,” which is absolutely a fact.

Still, I believe that if FEAR stops someone from achieving or causes them to choke under pressure, then I would submit to you that:

1.) They don’t understand what fear is; and,
2.) They are not using FEAR as an adrenal shot for peak performance

Well, I say; too bad for them, if they are competing against me or my team. Fear can be a weakness if you let it, or high-octane when you need it, YOU decide which. “It’s all in your head” I always say. Anyway, that’s the way I see it. A great book to read is: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” published by in the 80s as a motivational type book.

As a competitive runner, I used to imagine footsteps behind me and ready to pass. Interestingly enough, I was a pretty good athlete so that didn’t happen much, but when it actually did happen it’s a sound you never forget. This imagination during competitive races propelled me to stay on pace or increase my speed opening up a large gap between me and the other runners. Sometimes when I am out training even today, I will listen to my feet hit the trail and pick up the sounds of the echo and amplify them in my brain to simulate those ever-feared footsteps, thus, propelling me to run faster and faster.