“Thriving and potential entrepreneur’s always need to ask themselves one question: ‘Am I doing everything I can to be better than I was yesterday?’ If the answer to this question is yes, then that is awesome! However, if the answer to this makes you hesitate and reevaluate yourself, then you need to ask yourself, do you have the traits necessary to make it to the top?” mentions Hannah Wolosek, managing director of Top Tier Manhattan. At Top Tier Manhattan, we believe in self-awareness. It’s something to be aware of when you’re on the journey towards your dreams. Are you making sure you’re doing everything in your power that’s necessary to make it far? Is this all you can do? Have you found alternative methods if you’re struggling? These are the questions future; potential entrepreneurs have to ask themselves on a daily basis. “It’s so important to keep yourself challenged and alive, it’s important to persevere on a level that’s beyond your belief. That’s how you can make it to the top,” says Hannah Wolosek of Top Tier Manhattan.
According to Entrepeneur.com in an article called “Are You Self-Aware? 5 Key Traits You Need to Have to Be a Great Entrepreneur” the writer Jonathan Long writes, “Entrepreneurial success stories are few and far between. Only 30 percent of businesses survive a decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics,” According to Long he met with founder and CEO of a national meal-service company called Nutrition Solutions, the owner Chris Cavallini spoke about self-awareness a lot which made Long understand the benefits and importance of having self-awareness traits. “Most importantly, Long shows that being self-aware can be all you need to make it to the top because when you can keep yourself in check, no one else has that power to bring you down,” says Hannah Wolosek of Top Tier Manhattan.
One of the traits of self-awareness that we loved through Long’s article is “Believe in yourself first — before anyone else does.” He writes, “”I don’t think anyone I grew up with expected me to do the things I’m doing today, and I can’t blame them for that because back then I didn’t even believe in myself. The moment I started to see my potential, the faster I grew,” said Cavallini. It sounds cliché, but it’s true — you have to believe in yourself before you can expect anyone else to get behind you. Cavallini takes this mentality a step further and adds the importance of nurturing that self-confidence over time. It’s not something that happens immediately. For him, it came during the years spent in the gym — that’s where he found himself. That self-confidence was leveraged, allowing him to transition into entrepreneurship.”