The Top 10 Habits of Highly Successful People

I have been thinking about the great learnings I've had in the past 3 decades in business as an entrepreneur.

I am privileged to have represented over 100 of the world's top speakers and I have modelled what makes the very best of them successful.

And, I implemented these strategies and behaviours over time.


You see, there have been years when I kicked massive goals, was awarded the Business Review Weekly (BRW) Fast 100 Companies for 3 consecutive years in a row, produced 4,508-person events, held 1206 events in 7 countries and there have been years when I struggled, wondering how to pay the rent and wages.

When noticing what these entrepreneurs did differently I observed a key distinction. They did the following things consistently.

Whenever I did the same, my results were phenomenal.

Here are the top 10 behaviours and habits of highly successful entrepreneurs:

  1. 1
    They live their passion and continue to learn to be the best at what they do.
  2. 2
    They FOCUS, manage their time well and get a couple of the highest priorities done every day, while still allowing time for reflection. They don't spend endless hours on social media and allow this to distract them.
  3. 3
    They give excellent customer service and respond promptly. They know who their target market audience is.
  4. 4
    They have supportive beliefs about success and wealth, no matter what's going on in the economy they know they will succeed.
  5. 5
    They work alongside a skilled team, who they treat with care and they lead, coach and inspire them with their vision and mission.
  6. 6
    They have a personal "why" that drives them forward.
  7. 7
    They collaborate with others, in Joint Ventures, focused on a win/win outcome and they have developed their network. This creates massive leverage and allows a wide transmission of their ideas.
  8. 8
    They invest in ongoing personal and professional development, such as marketing, financial and mindset courses.
  9. 9
    They do "what ever it takes" even if it means working long hours.
  10. 10
    They keep expenses low and track key metrics.

I believe we all need help in business via a sounding board of a trusted group of mentors, coaches and people in our network. Someone to share ideas with and to give you feedback. This is without a doubt one of the most important things you can implement, especially if you work alone.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the points above, or have any feedback.

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About the Author

A visionary entrepreneur, Karen founded Universal Stars (formerly Universal Events) in 1993. Her mission is to inspire people and companies to grow, through bringing them live events featuring more than 100 of the world’s top speakers on business and success. A graduate of UNSW (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology), her passion is to educate and inspire people to be the best they can be. Karen delights her clients with her unique blend of enthusiasm, inspiration, charm, care, wisdom and generosity.