5 Attributes of “A Player” Entrepreneurs

Posted: August 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

No one becomes an entrepreneur hoping to be
mediocre. So what makes an entrepreneur, an A
Player?
Over the last few years I’ve studied and interviewed
hundreds of “A Player” entrepreneurs at the top of
their field. “ I noticed that the dynamic range between
what an average person could accomplish and what the
best person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1.Given
that, you’re well advised to go after the cream of the
cream … A small team of A+ players can run circles
around a giant team of B and C players.” – Jay Elliott
author of Leading Apple With Steve Jobs.
From selling hot dogs to owning a
boutique hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, all
of the entrepreneurs I talked to had these
5 traits in common :
1. “A Players” take
MASSIVE action
Most people don’t take action at all and if they do,
they try one or two things, fail and then give up
entirely. “A players” are different, they know that if
they keep putting in the work, they’ll inevitably become
successful , so they keep going.
2. “A Players” know their
strengths
B and C level entrepreneurs micro-manage and waste
time and energy on tasks that are not their core
competency. “A Players” know exactly what it is they
do that creates value for their business and they free up
as much of their time to focus on that activity as
possible.
3. “A Players”
communicate the right
way
A big hurdle for a lot of entrepreneurs is being able to
communicate the right way . A lot of the time
entrepreneurs steamroll others or are not able to
explain things correctly to others which leads to them
having to take on even more work themselves. “A
Player” entrepreneurs know that they need to balance
out their strong authoritative work communication with
warm, compassionate caring about their employees,
vendors and most importantly customers.
4. “A Players” course
correct
When B or C level entrepreneurs run into obstacles ,
like their marketing not working as well as it once did
or a problem with their product, they continue to do the
same things. “A Player” entrepreneurs know when they
run into problems, it’s time to tweak and test .
5. “A Players” practice self
care
B and C level entrepreneurs let their business consume
their lives. “A Player” entrepreneurs take care of
themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. “A
Players” know that it’s energy, not time, which is our
most important resource as an entrepreneur. So they
make sure that they take care of themselves every day
to prevent burnout and build healthy habits to support
the tremendous amount of energy necessary for
running your own business.
“A Players” are the entrepreneurs who succeed, not
only in creating amazing businesses but amazing lives
as well.
If you’re serious about becoming an “A
Player” entrepreneur, adopt these 5
attributes and success will follow!

posted by Hari Krish

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