Common Characteristics of Successful Folks

June 2nd, 2016

Starting a successful business isn’t a matter of luck.

Sure, some startup circumstances are inherently better than others. But when it comes down to it, there are a handful of proven traits that most successful founders have in common.

Spoiler alert - they aren’t easy. In fact, much of the list includes traits that other people have probably previously told you are weaknesses, like asking for too much too soon or admitting your personal weaknesses.

Groove is a B2C SaaS (software as a service) startup company. They published an amazing rundown of the top 7 traits of successful company founders.

As we read through this insightful post, we realized that most of our company values and the core of our internal team meetings mirror these traits, too.

#1 is “Know (and don’t hide from) your weaknesses.”

Similarly, one of our most frequently cited themes at Gere Donovan is to always do the right thing, even if it’s not convenient.

Click here to read the full post. We definitely enjoyed it, and we think you will, too.

And although “being stinkin’ adorable in 1980” didn’t make the list of traits, we hope you enjoy this throwback photo of our fearless leader and company president, Scott Gere.