There are many attributes that I would consider to be critical to a product entrepreneur’s success; however, the following are my top 3 picks.
Are your decisions well thought out? Are you willing to go the mile? Can I count on you?
- Strategic. Without a sound business strategy, you will be distracted by all the “shiny objects” dangling in front of you. There are always going to be many opportunities before you; however, which ones you choose to pursue are going to be critical. Make sure that those opportunities are in alignment with your goals.
- Persistent. There is not a day that goes by that is “easy” as an entrepreneur. Even when things are going super well, there are challenges, even if they are good ones. And when the going gets tough, the tough need to get going. The most successful entrepreneurs are going to dive deep…they are going to evaluate the problem and find creative and strategic solutions.
- Accountable. If you tell someone you are going to do something, do it. If you are unable to follow through on that commitment, be proactive and explain the situation succinctly ALONG WITH your proposed solution. Providing clear expectations leads to trusting relationships.