What It Takes To Succeed

By: Bill Glazer on: November 30th, 2010 4 Comments

I wanted to take this opportunity to write about a subject that I often get asked about…… what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

My father retuned from World War II and almost immediately opened up his own small menswear store. The evidence indicates he took to the task naturally, with true entrepreneurial drive. He was one of the best salesmen I ever saw and would think nothing about working thirteen hour days, six days a week in order to insure the success of his business.

In studying my father and other successful entrepreneurs, I have made the observation that a commonality that they all have is the feeling of being their own boss and the fact that their future is in their own control.

Entrepreneurs come in every shape, size, gender, and socioeconomic background. Some, like my father, were entrepreneurs from the first day they opened their businesses. Others became entrepreneurs out of necessity. For instance, I know of HUGELY successful entrepreneurs who got fired from jobs. Downsizing in corporate America has created armies of new entrepreneurs.

Now here is an interesting twist to being able to being a successful entrepreneur. You also need to be able to recognize and accept failure. I’m told Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times, but he’s best remembered for hitting 714 home runs. So, in spite of missteps, entrepreneurs are a very special breed who do not give up on the larger goal.

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Bill Glazer is one of the most celebrated Marketing Gurus in the world. Bill and his "Outside The Box" Advertising Strategies have often been featured in the most prestigious Marketing Magazines in the world. Bill is the author of the best selling book, "Outrageous Advertising That's Outrageously Successful: Created for the 99% of Small Business Owners Who Are Dissatisfied with the Results They Get".

4 Responses

  1. Ray Higdon says:

    This is so true, just seize it already! lol

  2. Dave McGarry says:

    Always good to hear stories about those that succeed at realizing their dream. I have finally embarked on my journey and am using the Glazer-Kennedy strategies to market my business. Thanks for all you do!

  3. Jeremy Reeves says:

    So true!

    I think another one of THE single biggest factors which not only tells you you’re a great entrepreneur… but also separates entrepreneurs from employees is the fact that we have the resiliency to bounce back quickly even after failure smacks us across the face with a spiked 2×4 :)

    Jeremy Reeves

  4. Joan Stewart says:

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for the incentive to carry on regardless. How brave you Dad must have been to come back from the war and go straight into being an entrepreneur, it must have been with little to no money, and a whole load of courage!

    My Dad and his brothers all fought in World War II and my fond thoughts are always of the “gentleman’s handshake” – honesty – good moral standing and
    this is what I base my business on. They fought the good fight and we must honour them in our actions.

    “Seeing & Seizing Opportunity Before Someone Else Does” – well I am still looking forward to this in my venture.

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