Successful entrepreneurs are those exceptional people who see a gap in the society and bridge them. The world has registered a number of them, and Zuckerberg is one.
In an interview in Rome on Monday, the Facebook founder and money bag shared 3 common traits that are found in successful entrepreneurs.
1. Specific Vision:
First, the middle aged entrepreneur says successful entrepreneurs have specific visions. Specifics helps the entrepreneur have clarity about his invention and purpose. It negates confusion in the planning and execution processes.
“If you want to build something great, you should focus on what the change is that you want to make in the world.”
“I see too many entrepreneurs who decide that they want to start a company before they actually know what it is that they want to build. To me, that seems backwards.”
2. Surrounded By Like Minds:
You know what they say about birds of the same feathers flocking together? Such is the case with successful entrepreneurs. Zuckerberg says there are benefits when entrepreneurs surround themselves with co-successful and motivational people.
“No one does it alone. When you look at most big things that get done in the world, they’re not done by one person, so you’re going to need to build a team.”
“You’re going to need people that have complementary skills. No matter how talented you are, there are just going to be things that you don’t bring to the table.”
In other words, working with a team of people who are experts in areas where you’re weaker or less experienced is key to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Successful entrepreneurs know that life in general does not always go as planned. However the show must go on. Tough times don’t last but tough people do. Those who aspire to be successful entrepreneurs must learn not to give up in the face of difficulties.
“Nothing ever goes the way you want it to. People talk about overnight success, and that’s not the way it works.”
“The biggest things that have gotten done in the world tend to be done by people who primarily believe in a mission and are not trying to build a company; by teams, not by individuals; and by people who just don’t give up.”
As you go about your life, as you go about making the world a better place, take these lessons to heart. And perhaps in no distant time from now, we might be writing about your advice to the upcoming generations.