With entrepreneurship being the new black, we see a lot of competition in the industry. Tons of new startups are starting every day, which puts us with a long list of entrepreneurs today. The only fact that differentiates them is their success. While some entrepreneurs are successful, many of them are barely making money to afford a livelihood.
Let’s look at the basics that successful entrepreneurs follow and differentiate them from the rest. You’ll be surprised to know that one of the things on our list is as simple as the choice of the pen they use.
Apart from being Fearless and taking risks, these are a few things that are always seen in successful entrepreneurs-
Watch – Yes, the first and fundamental rule that every successful entrepreneur follows is to be punctual. Be it an event, a meeting, a task, or even waking up. You’ll find them do everything on time. Even if they’re too busy to take care of their schedule and might need a secretary for the same, they’ll still be seen wearing a wristwatch or owning oversized wall clocks in their office and homes. Yes, a smartphone comes with a clock but is also a distraction. The reason they’re successful is that they choose to minimise distractions.
Pen – Now, while it sounds really simple, the choice of pen you carry matters. For most people who believe that taking notes on the phone is easier, a successful entrepreneur will always be seen carrying a pen and most probably a Parker pen. For the question- “all pens would do that, why Parker?” The answer is- when you carry a pen of weight, you’re less likely to misplace/ lose it. For most entrepreneurs, the pens they use are meant to create a legacy, and the pen they use should be one that can work well for years. And a habit of noting down important things is what makes them keep a pen to themselves.
Shades – How did we end up turning towards fashion Street? Well, no, most entrepreneurs will be seen wearing shades because of their habit of reading people without being seen doing so. While shades cover their eye movements, they have extra time to read people of their interests and personalities. Where and who to work with, who can be trusted, etc., are decisions that are made behind these shades.
Earpods – While they may not use them very often, most successful entrepreneurs usually own a pair of earpods because they tend to keep moving from one place to another immediately after the job is done. The updates they require are usually given to them over calls, which might happen when they’re in transit. Hence having a pair of earphones handy is safe.
Business/ visiting card – These entrepreneurs are successful because they know how to grab opportunities. They make sure that anyone who is beneficial to their work knows how to reach them. Therefore, you’ll always see them carrying business cards if they need someone to be in touch with them.
While the list can be endless, we’ve managed to bring together five materials that you’ll find with every successful entrepreneur. If you’re someone who wants to be one and wants to begin doing what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, don’t just purchase the materials listed here but also start adapting to the qualities that these materials bring out in them.
While appearance matters, what matters more is the quality of the content inside.