#5:. Successful entrepreneurs are healthy
They eat well and they exercise. Being healthy boosts your energy and self-esteem and helps to keep you motivated.
They drink lots of water, eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit every day, and try to avoid alcohol, or drink only in moderation. They know that exercise keeps their stress levels in check and boosts their energy.
#6:. They do environmental scanning
Environmental scanning is a method that enables decision-makers both to understand the external environment (outside of their business) and the impact it may have on their business, and translate this understanding into their planning and decision-making processes.
Coates (1985) identified the following objectives of an environmental scanning system:
- Detecting scientific, technical, economic, social, and political trends and events important to the business
- Defining the potential threats, opportunities, or changes for the business implied by those trends and events
- Promoting a future orientation in the thinking of management and staff
- Alerting management and staff to trends that are converging, diverging, speeding up, slowing down or interacting