5 Skills Entrepreneurs Need To Master For Success!

Adnan Morbiwala
5 min readSep 1, 2020

The most successful entrepreneurs in the world hone these skills on a daily basis!

Entrepreneurs are everywhere nowadays. Through all the posts and self-help gurus out there, Entrepreneurship has been portrayed as the promised land. It is how people find their calling etc.

If you were to break it down though, every person is an entrepreneur. It doesn’t matter whether you are working with someone or for yourself, being an entrepreneur means providing a solution to a problem.

“If you can successfully help people solve a problem you will be able to extract value from those using your solution”.

Why then do you see some entrepreneurs as being more successful than others?

They have innately mastered certain skills that they have developed over the years.

You could say, these are not taught in any college or university, they need to be mastered by becoming the best version of yourself on a daily basis.

People Management

For any entrepreneur, this is one of the most important skills to master.

People management means being able to manage the expectations which people within the ecosystem have from you.

Entrepreneurs come across all kinds of people on a daily basis. Each of these people is different, and entrepreneurs who are successful tend to express empathy, follow the ‘YOU’ attitude, and manage relationships effectively.

“One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs tends to make though is thinking it is their responsibility to keep everyone happy. It isn’t and balancing out what works and who deserves your time is a decision that can help an entrepreneur immensely”.

Time Management

Oh boy!

One can literally write a comprehension about this one. You have 24 hours daily.

There is an umpteen amount of tasks on a daily basis that requires attention and there is so little time to do them.

Time management means to be able to identify which tasks are most aligned with the end goal and can help meet objectives most effectively. And those tasks need to be completed.

One finds themselves involved in meetings which never should have happened, responding to emails which don’t need a response, taking on tasks which can wait, and many other things.

Those things are detrimental to the overall growth and can slow things down.

Warren Buffets’ 5/25 rule explains this well.

I have personally seen things change for the better once I put this into practice. I used to be wanting to do everything all at once and was getting nowhere, so I can say from personal experience, this stuff is powerful.

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Decision Making

The most complex problem when doing business gets easy if you can just break it down.

Entrepreneurs have to make a lot of decisions and most of these decisions affect every facet of the business.

When making decisions it goes a long way to be able to break it down and approaching things objectively.

For example:

If you are creating a sales campaign for Diwali. What it would take to make that sales campaign successful would be something as follows:

Target Demographic

Target Demographic in your area of business

How many people within that target demographic.

What kind of similar products are they purchasing?

What are the kind of offers your competitors are running?

Check your past sales (if any) to check inquiries received, source, and conversions.

Focus on pushing your hero product along with second and third place as being options.

The above are just some of the questions which can help narrow down the search and make things more specific.

And for a business to scale successfully, it is important to target a specific audience than to target the whole world.

Persistence

Persistence is considered more of a personality trait than a skill. But let me tell you it, it is very well a skill that someone can develop and master.

Persistence is you making sure you show up daily and keep tugging at that thread. Persistence is making sure that you do just 1% better every day than the previous day.

However hard things get, successful entrepreneurs show up daily, do what is needed, and repeat the same thing over and over again until they get it right.

I have read Atomic Habits Twice, and while I still battle my demons, the book has given me a clear path to figuring out what I need to do step by step.

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Number Crunching

Knowing your finances is knowing where you stand. I would be honest, finance forms the base of everything in business. But I am not talking about accounting here.

I am talking on a more macro level, in terms of being able to crunch the numbers.

Being able to crunch the numbers helps entrepreneurs successfully create relatability between input and output and figure out if what they are investing monetarily is worth the effort.

Now you might think, the last one is as basic as can get. You will be surprised as to how easily analytical thinking goes out the window when it comes to trying to build a business.

It is hard, but try to maintain it. You will find a lot of people telling you this is an opportunity, you will be working with us. They talk as if they are doing you a favor by giving you the business. Don’t fall below your baseline.

The idea is to evolve daily, on a consistent basis to build your self brick by brick.

Be in it for the long run and build it ground up.

Good things come to those who put in the reps.

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Adnan Morbiwala

The guy who talks about random stuff. I'm a passionate Marketer who is also the events guy.