Top 5 Habits of Successful Digital Entrepreneurs

Success is not a one day story. But in order to be a successful digital entrepreneur, you need these 5 core habits in your life! @ishaniroy1314

Every digital entrepreneur you see today who have reached the heights of success have got years and years of hard work and struggles behind them. They believed in themselves and knew that if they kept on working hard and maintained consistency, they would become successful one day.

All the successful digital entrepreneurs share a set of habits that keep them a pace ahead of others. Each one of them found out what they should do every day and trained their minds in that manner so that they could get the maximum out of themselves each day. They practice these habits consistently so that their productivity remains high. If you have a dream to make your online company big one day then you need to ensure imbibing these habits in your life.

If you have an idea and are going to start with an online business with it, before you embark upon the journey there are certain things that you need to ask yourself and be completely sure of, otherwise you might end up getting no results from your hard work as you will be heading towards the wrong direction. Read the post on 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start an Online Business and decide upon the important aspects of your online business.

Now, after you have done all your homework on how you are going to shape and start your business, there is a pool of things that people would tell you to do in order to stay productive like the other successful entrepreneurs. But let’s have a look at the habits out of numerous habits that you need to follow in order to make a difference in your business. @ishaniroy1314

1. Making Plans Work


Have you ever thought why we the Millennial’s suffer the most from procrastination than any other generation? We keep on continuously searching for ways to overcome procrastination and take steps to implement them in our lives, but even after that why do we end up failing?

Many years ago, famous scientists and philosophers came up with innovative techniques to master the art of productivity, which now, thanks to online video streaming channels is becoming known to many people. People watch videos online on enhancing productivity and then try hard to follow all the mentioned steps.

But there is a big flaw in this strategy. Let’s understand it with an example. Suppose you wanted to increase your productivity as half of your work is not getting done. Therefore you decided to watch a video on youtube on how Elon Musk gets some much of work done in a day. You got inspired by learning that he just sleeps for 6 hours, does not have breakfast and many other ways by which he saves time. You then got determined to follow that same routine.

After a few days of following it, now you started to feel sleep deprived due to just 6 hours of sleep, where you always used to get a of sleep 7 hours and found your stomach growling at 11 am due not having breakfast in the morning. Now your mind started to tell you that maybe this was a bad idea and you could never follow this routine. Therefore from the next day, you end up becoming the same old person. But what if you just had skipped those two parts of the routine and followed the rest instead of quitting the whole? It still would have gotten you better results right?

In this wide pool of various techniques, not every tip and habit is going to bring success to everyone. One might find it helpful to write down the next day’s tidings the previous night before going to bed, while someone else would not find writing down to do lists helpful at all. It all depends on the individual’s personality. So it becomes important to do trial and error’s, in order to identify the perfect technique that would work for you.

So just like all the successful digital entrepreneurs even you need to finalize on your technique, whether you should follow “Pomodoro” or “the 5 min Elon Musk technique” and then make your plans accordingly. Research on the various ways and you can even change it a little to make it suit you better. This will make those plans effective and ensure successful accomplishments. @ishaniroy1314

2. Flexible mindset for the ever-changing industry

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Have you ever taken notice on what sorts of content you are feeding your mind with? Understanding the mind and how it perceives everything that is going on around in your surroundings have become very important in order to get the best results out of you.

Having a flexible mindset helps a person to mould with the changes in the industry faster than others by learning the new concepts or relearning the changes in the older ones. Go through the Top 4 Business Ideas to 6 Figure Income from Anywhere in the World. Having a flexible mindset will help you switch between any of the business ideas mentioned or any other idea outside of the 4 mentioned when one of them does not work out for you. But a flexible mindset is not a button that you can switch on whenever you want and are in need of it.  It needs to be achieved through proper regular practice. The mind is the most powerful tool of your body that shapes your entire life. The mind has to be trained every day by applying the best practices so that a flexible and healthy mindset is achieved.

If you want to have success in your online business, you will be in need of such a mindset the most than anybody else. Online tools, software and even customer preferences are changing every minute. You have to stay updated and keep changing your strategies continuously.

The above-mentioned steps in the infographic tell you how to achieve a flexible mindset through regular practices that are adopted by top successful digital entrepreneurs which helps them to retain a flexible mindset for this ever-changing industry.

So if you aspire to be successful like them one day, start implementing them today! @ishaniroy1314

3. Work with Positive People


Working with a smart and positive person has huge benefits. I have personally experienced this and witnessed the difference in myself while working with a smart motivating person and then with a person who does not have any goals in his life and is laid back.

Positive connections are the biggest predictor of happiness and success in one’s life. When you work with a positive and determined person, first of all, you get to learn many things, you learn to challenge yourself and view life in a different way and as time passes by you start imbibing the traits of that person. Get people around you who believe in you and always motivate you to strive for the best. Don’t be around someone who keeps on reminding you of your in capabilities and failures. Think of what would have happened to Elon Musk himself if he would have always been around people who would constantly tell him that he could never go to space.

Get a mentor to guide you. All the successful people in the world always mention a person who guided them through their journey and helped them become what they are today. Your mentor can be anyone, your parents or your teacher, just anyone who you know will encourage you to achieve great heights and guide you in your tough times.

Start identifying and analyzing the people in your circle and make a decision today to be surrounded by positive people the maximum amount of time in the day. One quick way to identify negative people is to tell a dream that is hard to achieve to any person from your social circle, then see how they react. If that person encourages you, stick to him or her otherwise it’s best not to tell that person all your goals in life and spend as much less time as possible with that person. @ishaniroy1314

4. Maintaining a Global Presence


The best part about being a digital entrepreneur is to be able to reach a large number of people. Successful digital entrepreneurs take this opportunity and use it to their full advantage. They make sure their business products or services are accessible by anyone and everyone from all parts of the world. A huge audience increases their probability of success.

In order to have success in your business make sure you take the concept of global presence seriously. Have products or services that can be used by anyone from any part of the world. Make websites and mobile apps that are easy to use and is user-friendly. Have a good amount of stock ready if you are selling products. If you are selling services then be very serious about the quality of your content and its usefulness.

Always take note of how the influencers of your field are carrying out their business. Learn the important parts, identify the parts that caused some amount of failure in their journey at some point in time and be sure not to repeat it. Connect with them through social media. It might happen that they notice you and end up liking what you are doing. @ishaniroy1314

5. Embracing Failure Just like Success


As a budding entrepreneur, success and failure will be a part of your everyday life. You will be reaching all your targets one day but then the next day it might happen that none of your products got sold. There might also be days when you start questioning your idea in the first place. My tip to you my friend is to stick on and never quit. All the successful people in the world had their good days and bad days. They overcame all their struggles and days of failure, but they did not quit and that’s why they reached where they are today. So keep your hustle going even if things are not working out the way you thought they would. Keep learning from failures and understand where you are going wrong and upgrade yourself by learning and relearning. One fine day will come when you will understand where you were going wrong, change that part and then start getting success.

Practising each one of these habits every day will surely help you realize a difference in the way you conduct your business by making you more productive, thereby helping you achieve more. Remember the only shortcut to success is hard work. So keep on struggling and hustling until you reach your goals. @ishaniroy1314

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12196070_784941664985805_6497953831598162338_nIshani Roy, Editor In-chief at The Strong Traveller. She is a voracious reader, big foodie and a fitness freak. She has a bucket full of hidden talents, always eager to learn new skills (p.s. not kung fu, karate 😉 ) and loves to travel different unknown parts of the world.

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