It does not really matter how you did in school or how many degrees you have to be a successful entrepreneur. They did not grow up in the best places or had great parents. But what makes a successful entrepreneur is one’s mindset and outlook in life. It is seeing opportunities and taking advantage of them that makes a successful entrepreneur and not really being super smart. These qualities can be seen in the life of Paul Marciano, the brains behind the popular brand, Guess. He attributes his success to following ideas that go in his head and pursuing it. The only things that mattered to him were survival and discipline. Taking a look closely at Paul Marciano’s life makes us get an insight into the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur.
It was the love of the arts, a passion for what he does, that has made Paul Marciano come up with great advertising ideas for their brand. As head of the creative marketing and advertising of Guess, Paul’s passion for the arts simply burst out of him. He made great brand ads so that Guess was put on the map with his unique black and white ad campaigns.
Successful entrepreneurs have dreams and vision that they work hard to attain. Even when challenges arise, they don’t easily give up. They stick with their passion and see through it. Pure perseverance separates the successful entrepreneur from the unsuccessful ones.
A successful entrepreneur does not need to be pushed to work but he is motivated within him and in turn motivates others.
A successful entrepreneur is optimistic about the future and always looks ahead. They work hard to attain their vision. He understands what he is doing, what his goal is and what his role is in the path to success.
There are goals that need to be achieved for a good entrepreneur. When an entrepreneur sets his goals, he also sets ways of achieving them. There is a purpose in everything that he does.
To be a successful entrepreneur, you must be creative. Successful entrepreneurs look at the world differently and they also think outside the box. Successful entrepreneurs have big ideas that come from their creativity, from their way of thinking that is different from everyone else’s. In this minds, they try to conceive new and better ways of doing things. By not being satisfied with status quo, they are able to create something that can change the world.
Risk-taking characterizes a successful entrepreneur. Sometimes, you need to take risks to achieve your goals. You will never get anywhere if you are afraid to try. Don’t let potential failure or uncertainty hinder you from pursuing your goals. Most successful entrepreneurs have seen the rewards more than the risk to make them persevere towards their goals.
These traits of a successful entrepreneur were seen in Paul Marciano’s success.