What Separates Successful Entrepreneurs from the Failures?

Successful entrepreneurs do not just become successful overnight. Every rising entrepreneur and successful company has put much work into growing and making their businesses successful. Does this mean the unsuccessful individuals did not put in the work? On the contrary, they did.

So, how come some entrepreneurs succeed and others fail? What separates and distinguishes the successful from the unsuccessful? Well, it would appear that there are a few consistent things that successful entrepreneurs do.

Great Attitude

Successful entrepreneurs often understand that greatness is not achieved by never falling. It is achieved by rising every time you make mistakes and fall. They also understand that good things will eventually come to those who plan, prepare and work hard.

This positive outlook on life and business eventually sets them apart from everyone else. Success is never about simply doing your best. It is about doing your best and then pushing your limits. Successful CEOs understand this, hence the reason they keep demanding even more of themselves and their workers. This makes them charismatic, dogged, strong, personable, and convincing… qualities that everyone admires.

Dream and Vision

There’s a clear difference between wishful thinking and having a dream and vision. It does not have to grandiose like changing the world or tackling world hunger. It could be something as simple as solving a small problem or tackling a particularly persistent issue.

It could also be about influencing and impacting the world like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did and still do. Whatever the case, all successful entrepreneurs “saw” what they could achieve and solutions to problems that no one else saw or believed in enough to go after.

Incredible Passion and Zeal

The only thing that keeps most successful entrepreneurs going when the odds are against them, and the future seems bleak is their incredible passion and love for what they do. This purpose is what keeps them going. As Bill Sunday once said, “More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent”.

Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that they would still do what they are doing now even if they were not paid for it. That is how powerful their zeal and passion can be. Passion is what makes them undefeatable.

It’s what causes them to look for solutions in ways no one has thought. It is what drives, pursues and pushes them to excellence. Going into business for just profits will get you some results and maybe some wealth. However, success comes from having a fire that burns within your heart and belly.

Extensive Knowledge

Most times, knowing slightly more than your competition is all the edge that you need to become successful. Successful entrepreneurs know this. This is why you will often find them studying, going to conferences, workshops, working with mentors, having brainstorming and mastermind sessions, employing smarter individuals and generally doing everything they can to learn as much as they can about their industry, market and sector. It is this edge and knowledge that empowers them to try different business approaches, create effective systems and processes, and do more than their competition.

Ability to Pick the Right Individuals

The right individuals and talent are crucial to your success. This is why you will often find successful people surrounding themselves with incredibly smart and savvy individuals who are very highly motivated. For most of these people, success is personal and non-negotiable.

When you have people like this on your team, there’s little or no need to worry about a lack of motivation. Sometimes, it is the agglomeration of these individuals working towards one goal that often results in phenomenal success.

Consistency and Perseverance

Finally, there’s no success without perseverance. Will Smith once said “You may be faster than me, you may be stronger than me, you may be better equipped than I am, you may even be better than me. But if we both get on the treadmill, I will keep going until you quit. And when you do, I’ll still keep going”.

Quitting is not acceptable to successful entrepreneurs. This is why they persevere and remain consistent. They understand the importance and validity of the Flywheel Concept and momentum. So, even in the face of monumental challenges, they will keep going.

These are the major reasons why some entrepreneurs succeed and others fail. So, if you want to do well in business, you might as well adopt and culture these attributes.

The writer, Oscar King, is himself a budding entrepreneur who is focusing on the online space. In the mean time he writes and offers advice for others wanting to succeed. Given he is going online, he understands a big part of his success is having a solid sales platform, which he plans to acquire through FastSpring. You can learn more about Oscar on Google+.

SiteGround – A Web Hosting Company with a Unique Outlook

SiteGround-WebHosting Review

“Web Hosting Crafted With Care” is the motto of SiteGround, a Web hosting company I learned about while attending Affiliate Summit West 2015 in Las Vegas. They offer an array of features that include free domain names, 24/7 technical support, dedicated servers and reseller hosting. The company is unique in that it adds its own custom-made solutions to ensure clients have faster, safer and better-supported websites.

The company employs “The Philosophy of Handcraft” with the understanding that a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t a real solution. SiteGround was founded in 2004 by a team of university friends working together from their dorm rooms. The firm was developed and launched with the idea that traditional Web hosting was too restrictive.

The founders believed there had to be a better way to provide premium services combined with innovative and revolutionary technology that also offered improved protection from hacks. The solution they sought didn’t exist, so they utilized their collective pool of creativity to build their own.

Web hosting plans begin at $3.95 a month for a StartUp Plan, progress to $7.95 for the GrowBig option, and tops out at $14.95 for the firm’s GoGeek plan. Clients can choose from multiple types of platforms to accommodate an extensive variety of needs and requirements, from WordPress and Joomla to PrestaShop and cPanel hosting.

SiteGround offers generous Web space, free domain names and website transfers, and unlimited data transfers. Clients have access to free application installations and free daily backups. The second and third-tier plans come with a one-year free SSL certificate. The terms free and unlimited are key concepts at the company.

The company takes pride maintaining faster speeds, superior SPAM control and security measures. Comprehensive tutorial guides are available, but if an issue or question does arise, clients can contact SiteGround by phone or chat for instant support or submit a ticket for a response in just 10 minutes.

The founders of SiteGround has partnered with some of the most prestigious companies from around the world to realize their dream of providing a superior level of service. The firm offers an affiliate program with impressive commissions and tools for entrepreneurs, making SiteGround one of the best Web hosting companies I’ve encountered.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 Recap

Affiliate Summit West 2015

Affiliate Summit West 2015 as always, was a great success, there were many networking opportunities and great information from the speakers. First session, I attended was How to Optimize WordPress,  with speaker Syed Balkhis of WP Beginner & Optin Monster. Later that night, was the ShareASale 15th Anniversary party at Club Hyde in the Bellagio which was a nice change from past parties.

Affiliate Summit West 2015 had a ton of exhibitors giving away some pretty cool swag shirts, portable chargers & free beer. Hostgator & SiteGround both had booths at ASW15.  Later that night Affiliate ball was great Sean Paul made the club go crazy, tons of dancers and great DJ music. Enjoyed some awesome bottle service thanks to Hyper6 , Throlson LLC had some great seats at Affiliate Ball. It’s always best to be VIP because it gets packed on the dance floor.

Wrapping up, ASW15 was a great conference.  If you haven’t been to any of the Affiliate Summits I highly recommend you attend. When you attend you will learn and listen to some of the best industry. Also, building friendship with important people in the industry at Affiliate Summit is not only a must but you will have fun too!

Shopping for Mortgages and Car Insurance is Easy with Rates.ca


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major brokers and lenders and almost up to 25 car insurance quotes with Canada’s biggest insurers.


Car Insurance

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If you’ve recently purchased a home or you’re looking to renew your mortgage, shopping for a mortgage
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By Train, Plane or Auto – Get to the Affiliate Summit 2015

Affiliate Summit West 2015

I’ve been attending the Affiliate Summit since 2009. This year’s Affiliate Summit West is scheduled for Sunday-Tuesday, Jan. 18-20, 2015 at the Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV and everyone that can go, should go. Attendees have an unprecedented opportunity to meet, speak and network with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the affiliate arena.

The conference features a multitude of educational sessions that address the latest trends, information and opportunities from affiliate marketing experts from throughout the nation. Keynote speakers for this year will be Chad Hymas and Noah Kagan. Hymas is the president of Chad Hymas Communications and Kagan is founder of AppSumo.

Affiliate marketing is one of the quickest growing fields of endeavor for those who want to work for themselves. The Summit offers individuals the chance to view the wide range of affiliate programs available and determine which most closely accommodates their interests and goals. Participants will discover how to market their affiliate businesses, conduct successful email campaigns and learn about the most effective strategies for digital marketing.

Attendees can cut deals on affiliate programs at the Summit and obtain information about the many products and services that can assist them in launching a successful business program. There are a multitude of concerns to consider when operating an affiliate business and individuals will learn about the myths of conversion and how to make a multi-figure income from blogging, along with managing customer feedback and resources to help build a brand and business.

The Affiliate Summit was co-founded by affiliate marketing experts, Shawn Collins and Missy Ward. The annual Summit provides experienced and novice affiliate owners with a positive environment that fosters learning and promotes success. Attendees learn how to manage all facets of their business, from generating leads and locating beneficial resources, to the products, services and technology available to boost their enterprise.

The Affiliate Summit 2015 is a unique learning experience, but there’s ample time for fun, too. Everyone looks forward to meeting well-known celebrities, the exhibits and contests, and themed balls. Business doesn’t have to be boring and that’s amply demonstrated at the gala Affiliate Summit. It’s a whirlwind of fun and learning adventures for entrepreneurs.

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