I always thought that successful entrepreneurs are only those blessed with special powers so that everything they touch instantly turns to gold, that they were born with brilliant business ideas and made their first million when they were 17 years old.
However, when I meet these terrific, hard-working people and interviewed them for this blog I realized that the majority of successful entrepreneurs do not belong to a special breed of superhumans.
But, it is true that they possess something that brings them to success:
They are driven by an innate self-belief and self-confidence, they trust in their products and services, they are determined to make it work and keep doing it when things go wrong, and they are convinced that anything is possible. These are the “powers” that bring them to success.
“I have strong personal connections with my customers. What is also very important is that my company does not only bring benefits of beauty, it also supports and provides business opportunities to people in both countries – Morocco and Germany.” — Meryem Fankhauser
“There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all formula for making a successful modeling career. However, I personally follow some rules and I’d recommend them to aspiring models, who want to enter the beauty and fashion industry. Here is my “Five-Ps”. — Lia Kees
- Positive attitude
- People skills
“Recently I opened my Art school Kent Talents. Almost each of my students says at the beginning that they cannot draw but already at the first lesson they create beautiful paintings and they are so proud of themselves. Art helps build self-esteem which is very important in life. Art helps to express your feelings and share your ideas with the world. I always say to my students that each person is talented, you just need time and right circumstances to discover your talent.” — Lana Arkhi
“ Business is one of the most powerful forces in the world for good. With our businesses we provide jobs, meaningful work for terrific people, and most importantly, products and services that solve our customer’s problems…. hard working people like you invite their customers into a story that makes their lives better, the world itself becomes a better place” — Donald Miller