Traits of Successful Outlier Entrepreneurs

Ever Gonzalez
Feb 24, 2016 · 2 min read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you must think outside the box. The most successful entrepreneurs of our day didn’t follow the beaten path or conform to the norm. Instead they created their own path to success and didn’t care what others thought or said because they knew deep down inside that they were on to something big. Being an entrepreneur might seem easy these days because of all the tools that are available now, but to truly be successful, one has to dare to be different. So if you want to know what it takes to be such an entrepreneur, see if you have any of these traits:


The most successful entrepreneurs are passionate about what they do and why they do it. They feel compelled to change the world with their given idea, product or service and aren’t just in it for the money (although that’s part of the equation). These passionate entrepreneurs love what they are creating and know that the money will soon follow.

Not Afraid To Fail

Failure holds many people back, but not the truly successful entrepreneurs. In fact, they’re not afraid to fail, even though they’ve most likely failed in the past. Instead of giving up entirely, they learned from past mistakes and moved on to create something better. Being fearless leads to trial and error and from every mistake, a lesson is learned until success is achieved.


The best entrepreneurs are focused on success and don’t get caught up with what others are doing or saying. Instead, they’re laser focused on their mission and goal and won’t let anyone or anything get in their way of success.


Setting out to become an entrepreneur might be something everyone wishes they could do, but only those who are determined make it happen. These individuals set clear goals along the way and make sure that they are reached by devising a plan.


Having a high-level of confidence comes in handy for entrepreneurs since they are often met with naysayers along the way. They need to be able to believe in themselves and their goal to continue to push onward despite adversity.

These are a few simple traits of successful entrepreneurs. So now the questions is, do you have them?

Ever Gonzalez

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A Filthy Capitalist with a Hippie Heart, Founder of OutlierHQ, a media and events company. Outlier On Air & FutureX Podcast Network.

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