The Top 5 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Differently

Here are the top 5 things they do differently:

  • That emotional discomfort is a signal to follow because they know that’s where growth begins
  • They do the uncomfortable things like ask for critical feedback, show up even when it’s boring, admit what they don’t know, are willing to be a beginner and suck at something etc.
  • They won’t say things like: I don’t want to do social media. I hate sales. I don’t want to do 1:1 calls.
  • They keep an open mind because they know that they can do things in a way that feels right for them, even if at first they’re not sure about it.
  • They don’t resent giving a lot of content for free. They’re happy to help those people who will never become clients because there are always more than enough who will.
  • They look for ways to support their peers and celebrate their successes.
  • They know that structure is leverage even if they first resisted it.
  • It’s through structure (routines, time blocks, systems) that they can focus and do the things that matter most.
  • They are intentional about the people they work with — clients, mentors and fellow entrepreneurs.
  • They look for the people who also do the 5 things on this list.



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Lynn Rivest

Lynn Rivest

I talk about building a minimalist biz + aging boldly as a midlife entrepreneur.