The entrepreneur must be a self-improver.
There’s no greater commandment for entrepreneurship than to learn, to grow, and to develop as a person.
The most famous and successful entrepreneurs are committed to self improvement. For example, Elon Musk is committed to self-improvement and self-analysis by reading books and studying. Mark Cuban is known for his willingness to learn from everyone he meets to improve himself.
The importance of self-improvement for entrepreneurs
Let’s back up for a second and ask a basic question: What’s your goal as an entrepreneur?
There are plenty of possible answers. Some want freedom. Others want a legacy. Even more want wealth. The list goes on.
Now, how do you get there?
There are plenty of possible answers here too. Some say hard work and hustle. Others say raw talent and smarts. Some may say innovation and creativity.
All those possible combinations of answers spring from the basic drive to improve.
The only way to achieve your ultimate goal as an entrepreneur is to work at self-improvement in whatever form it manifests itself to you.
How to do self-improvement.
Clearly, self-improvement is necessary for successful entrepreneurship. But how do you actually do it? What’s a process to follow?
The top six sources of self-improvement.
There are plenty of ways to find self-improvement, but here are some of the best and most popular sources for self-improvement.
Smart skills to work on
What are some of the best self-improvement skills to work on? You’ll want to pick the skills that are most crucial to your industry and current skill level.
However, here are several suggestions to whet your appetite for self-improvement.
Self-improvement isn’t something that happens automatically. If you’re not proactively seeking to grow in every area of life, then you are regressing.
There’s no shortage of self-improvement materials. You must make the decision to embark upon your own journey of self-improvement though. It’s not enough to look at the materials. You have to determine that you are going to do what it takes to become a better you. That means time. It means effort. And it means toil. Do not be afraid, be brave.
Self-improvement is the only road to success, and there’s no one who can do it for you.
What do you do for self-improvement?
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Neil Patel is the co-founder of QuickSprout, Crazy Egg, and Hello Bar. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.