But look closely and you’ll see that in a few ways they are very, very different–and so is how they start and run their businesses.
1. They always prefer action to thinking.
A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and most entrepreneurs don’t make it past the first three action items before adapting to reality. (I started a company assuming I’d provide book-design services to publishers; I ended up ghostwriting those books instead.)
Spend some time planning and a lot more time doing. If you’re unsure, do something, and then react appropriately. It’s easy to ponder and evaluate and analyze yourself out of business.
All successful entrepreneurs may be different from one another–but not in certain key ways.