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Monday, July 11, 2016
5 Writer Entrepreneur Characteristics For Success
will be successful if they are talented, ambitious and focused. All they need is to stay true to who they are
and follow the path their inner voice tells them to take. Of course, writing may come easy – and be
most enjoyable – to those who practice the art of writing, but to really be
successful a lot will be required of them when it comes to marketing and publicity. So, what attributes or characteristics will
writer entrepreneurs need?
1.Trust in others.One of the pillars
of getting ahead in life is to utilize the help of others, including people you
pay to perform a task for you. In order
to let go and benefit from the work of others, you need to trust that people
will do what they say they’ll do. You
need to trust that even if others can’t do something as well as you could, that
they’ll do it in a way that is at least satisfactory. Trust in them and give them the tools to
succeed – and you can free yourself up to do what you need and want to do.
2.Hope for the bestBe optimistic, put in the hard work, utilize
the gifts of others – and you will be in a position to get lucky. Pray if you like. Be hopeful and good things will come.
3.ExecuteDo the work –
don’t just plan, debate, research, question, or review. Execute.
Take action – often. Too many
people think, but don’t act. You can’t
be crippled by fears, choice, or lack of information. You do your best to act under the resources
you have in any given moment. The only
way to succeed is to take action and to be ready to correct that action with a
contradictory or additional action.
4.Work hard and
smartYou need to work at a high level of intensity and energy -- and to do so efficiently and
intelligently. Even when you can take
shortcuts or get lucky on a gamble, it doesn’t mean you rest on your
success. No, you reinvest your time,
effort, and brain power to expand and do more.
Long hours should be expected in order to win at what you put your mind
5.Keep LearningWriters become
great writers from practicing and constantly researching, questioning, and
learning. Don’t ever feel you know
everything or enough. Assume you don’t
know anything and thirst on the world of knowledge out there. The world is changing, growing, and
evolving. The best writers keep reading
and exploring new ideas and information.
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