4 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Each one of these will give you a distinct advantage on your path to success

Trevor Blake
8 min readDec 4, 2020

It’s the mantra I’ve used in all my businesses: Make a positive difference, have fun doing it, and share in the rewards.

Oh, how I struggle to answer this question: What qualities make a successful entrepreneur?

I get asked this (a lot) whenever some researcher discovers my story and resume and sees that I’ve built 3 successful businesses — all in an original business model:

  • Never working more than 5 hours a day
  • Never hiring anyone else
  • And working only from a home office

They find the whole idea so rare and fascinating that inevitably they pop the question… hoping that my answer will be the ‘secret’ to entrepreneurial success.

But you know, being a serial entrepreneur isn’t actually rare.

Although, I will admit, being your own boss is quite exhilarating and addictive.

And, once you sell your business for ‘an offer you can’t refuse’, it’s only a matter of time before, as a successful entrepreneur, you get another winning idea and create the next business.



Trevor Blake

Perpetual student of life. Author of NY Times Bestseller, Three Simple Steps. Author of new book, Secrets to a Successful Startup — https://www.trevorgblake.com