The Attitudes And Actions Of Successful Entrepreneurs

 by Kary Rogney

Dear Katie (Freiling),

Before I get into what I’ve learned this past year, I wanted to thank you for all of your guidance, coaching, and mentoring in 2009. You probably weren’t aware of me swinging by and watching videos and reading your posts, but you’ve been very influential in my personal growth and development as an entrepreneur. Thanks so much!

With the New Year here now and in full swing it’s been timely for me to briefly look back and celebrate the triumphs that I’ve witnessed within myself through the process of consistent diligence and perseverance.

If I could boil down or even dissect the exact strategies, thoughts, and actions that I’ve done to quickly and solidly show up in the online marketing community, I would have to list these following 11 points. Let me assure you, they aren’t any ‘magic’ formulas or ‘secret’ tactics.

They’re just SIMPLE, LAWS AND TRUTHS about the mindset and actions that successful people and entrepreneurs do and the relationship building process they put into practice. That’s it… No tricks. No gimmicks.

And that’s why I’m so excited to share with you what I’ve learned, because if people take these to heart there truly is nothing that can stop them or get in their way to create the future they want for themselves and their families.

My hope is that people take this list and put it into their own personal action plan. It’s important that people not look back with regrets, but live in each beautiful moment and enjoy the journey as it unfolds in front of them.

As you read you’ll see that these ideas are simply organized by the ‘attitude’ that is necessary and the ‘action’ that best matches.

(1) Decisions

Attitude: Make a decision to seek wisdom. In all things, look to do what is right rather than what is accepted. Take total control over your life. Be a life-long student. This is ultimately and completely all up to the individual. And furthermore, people need to see this change as an opportunity!

Action: Keep everything in manageable chunks. Seek knowledge through reading, courses, webinars, classes, and mentoring. While you build these mentor-to-student relationships be open to correction and new ideas. (Joshua 1:8)

(2) Self-Discovery

Attitude: Discover who you are and seek God’s will for your life. (Deut 6:13) What are your passions, strengths, interests, goals, and talents? This is where you find the things that get your juices flowing and help you jump out of bed with enthusiasm each day!

Action: Now use those gifts and talents to make this world a better place and further the kingdom of God. (Romans 12:4-6) Without finding your passions you’ll find yourself stagnant and depressed about life. You can live an amazing life doing the things you love. Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, Crush It! is proof!

(3) Mindset

Attitude: Change your thinking and mindset. There is infinite power in your personal attitude towards life. Be mindful of how you think about others and yourself. Don’t let others steal your dreams. And recognize who you are to God.

Action: Take captive every thought. (2 Corr 10:5b) “Is this thought a productive thought? Is it serving me the way I want it to?” I look around and see so many people basically sleeping their way through life with no ambitions and completely giving up on their dreams. (Romans 12:2)

(4) Joy

Attitude: Be thankful and joyful in your circumstances. (Heb 12:28) Look at what you have vs. what you don’t have. So many people have their eyes on what other people have and miss the blessings right in front of them.

Action: Pray and meditate over all that you have. Show gratitude. Be conscious about how you allow outside circumstances dictate the way you feel or act. Remember, happiness is a choice, and you can choose to prosper wherever you are planted.

(5) Love

Attitude: Determine to love other people. See them through God’s eyes. People can sense when you authentically care and have their best interests in mind. Isn’t that the way you want to be treated?

Action: Do actions of love. Do you see people with value or do you see them like a target with dollar signs on their forehead? Love others with action… love is patient, kind, and forgiving (1 Corr 13:4-8a). Have you heard of the Platinum Rule… an upgrade to the Golden Rule? Treat others the way THEYwant to be treated!

(6) Words

Attitude: Control how you talk. Words hold a massive amount of power. How many of you remember something that your parents said to you and still let it affect you even today? Isn’t that amazing? Negative self-talk can also destroy how we feel about ourselves. (Eph 4:29)

Action: Only build up others and yourself. Your words can be a benefit to other people and can also be of assistance to those who are listening and watching that same conversation.

(7) Intentions

Attitude: Be open to new inspiration. Who will you be today? Will you be a grump and antisocial or someone pleasant and everyone’s friend? That simple little attitude housed up in your brain can make or break what you accomplish. What are your intentions?

Action: Commit to exchange bad habits for good ones. Be conscious of what you want. Put these thoughts down in writing and post them up so you can read them daily. (Eph 3:5, 3:12)

(8) Purpose

Attitude: Follow the path laid out before you with your gifts and talents. Ultimately you want to identify your purpose and make it your passion. What do you love to do?

Action: Be willing to step out of your comfort zone. Take that interest and passion into the world. Inspire others that have similar interests to accomplish more and lead the charge in growing that niche! (2 Corr 12:10)

(9) Motivations

Attitude: Identify what motivates you. What are you excited about? Do you know your ‘why’… or the reason you are doing what you’re doing? This also closely relates to what you feel your purpose is.

Action: This is what will help you get out of bed each morning with a brighter outlook on life or to persevere towards manifesting your dreams.

(10) Mission

Attitude: Believe it or not, you are a missionary to make a change in the world! Go where God leads you. Be confident that you are here for a bigger purpose. Strive to improve in all areas of your life. It’s about enjoying the journey and making it comfortable for others, too. (Matthew 28: 19-20)

Action: Now do it! Be a missionary. Share the hope and spread the word for whatever you’re passionate about. Start with yourself. Focus on your family, then move on to those whom you have influence over.

(11) Your Tribe

Attitude: Find other people who share your same visions and passions. Surround yourself with these like-minded souls to nurture and support your vision and journey. These people will continue to keep you on track and inspire you to greatness.

Action: In that process you can humbly teach others about what you’ve learned. This will naturally lead them to the expert you’ve learned from so they can have access to further mentoring as well.

This journey and process will leave a lasting legacy that will flow out through you to future generations.

Last Thoughts…

Listen, I know that was a lot to digest. My challenge to you is to look at these ideas one at a time. Find one thing you can do under each section to improve on. This is something I am constantly working on myself. This process is definitely a voyage, not a destination.

But like sailors on a ship, we have to have a destination in mind as we set our course and direction.

I hope this encourages you to tackle your thoughts and attitudes. Harness your infinite potential and conquer your ‘giants’ that attempt to trip you up and keep you from your dreams. Refuse to give up! And hold on tight for the ride of your life!

I’d love to hear about the ONE ‘gold nugget’ you discovered in this post. And it goes without saying that your ReTweet is always appreciated.

Kary Rogney


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  • Posted by Venus :) on April 07, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    ONE gold nugget??? You got to be kidding me! THis post is a big pile of gold shining with all its might and you are asking for ONE nugget? Now, this is a non-trivial tusk. Every single thought is a gold nugget that calls for a whole lot of thoughts to come out of the closet and get to work.
    I love it. Thank you for bringing inspiration, education, entertainment and enlightenment all at once! And encouraging us to take action! This is a platinum nugget.
    Thanks for teaching us the platinum rule!
    Venus :)
    .-= Venus :) ´s last blog ..The Law of Laws (part 4) =-.

  • Posted by Adrian on May 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Ummm, yeah Kary..there are a bunch of good nuggets in this post. The message in the video alone is phenomenal and life changing for those who believe. Thank you for everything you have done in the past 6 months with the community. I have learned a lot from you and look forward to meeting you.
    Take Care, Blessings

    .-= Adrian´s last blog ..Overcome Rejection with this Networking Success Formula =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on May 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

      Hey Adrian! Really appreciate you coming by and sharing in the fun!

  • Posted by Nelly Paekukui on May 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Wow Kary! This is one of the most valuable and content-rich posts I’ve seen. I totally see how your solid core of beliefs stands on a foundation that speaks with much wisdom and authority. Much Blessings and Aloha to you!
    .-= Nelly Paekukui´s last blog ..Building a Firm Foundation for an Internet Marketing Business: Are You Taking Action? =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on May 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks Nelly!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. This is one
      of my favorite posts that I’ve ever written.
      One that I need to read over and over again
      myself! That’s really why I write these. For
      my own continued learning… lol


    • Posted by Kary Rogney on May 26, 2010 at 7:49 am

      Hi Nelly!

      Thanks for the kind words! This is definitely one of my favorite posts that I’ve put together!
      And great chatting with you on Skype the other night, too!


  • Posted by Emily Giuffre on June 03, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Kary thank you so much! This post really impacted me. I love the movie Fire Proof by the way :) Everything you said, each point is a golden nugget in its self. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
    .-= Emily Giuffre´s last blog ..Which Supplement Brand Is The Best? =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on June 04, 2010 at 10:47 am

      Emily… this is my favorite post I’ve ever put together. Glad you found
      value in it, too! Talk soon, Kary

  • Posted by Glenn on June 11, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Kary! Really amazing post – Amazing describes it to a T for me – it inspired me and filled me with a sense of wonder! Similar messages out there – have blogged and done videos on them myself – I LOVE seeing, hearing and feeling the wonderful messages in a different voice! Thanks and have a blessed day
    .-= Glenn´s last blog ..Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs | Right Place Right Time =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on June 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Glenn! Thanks for the very kind comments.
      This is one of my favorite posts to come back
      to over and over again.
      All the best,

  • Posted by Jennifer May on July 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Hahaha… DITTO on Venus above! There is way more than just One Gold Nugget here! The entire post was amazing! I truly took in every word. I have been able to truly make these nuggets a truth in my life the last few years. It has been an amazing voyage so far in this journey and I definitely look forward to the many more experiences as I go along!

    I truly LOVED this… Number 3 Mindset and Number 7 Intentions truly spoke out to me and have been a HUGE impact in my life once I implemented them a few years back.

    I have been honored to have found all of you here because of those things and all of the wonderful gold nuggets you share here by truly placing them in my life!

    Great stuff!!! Thank you for sharing… I enjoyed this from the bottom of my heart! HUGS!
    .-= Jennifer May´s last blog ..The Entrepreneur’s Mindset – 5 Simple Tasks To Feed Your Mind =-.

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on July 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Jennifer May!
      Very nice to meet you! And thanks for coming
      by my blog! So many great people and incredible
      information online.
      All the best,

  • Posted by Paul Miller on January 04, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Kary, thanks so much for being willing to be a useful vessel in the hands of our Creator, this has been a real challenge and blessing to me as I read it and searched my own goals, motives and attitudes…It shows me that I have not attained , as you mentioned it is the journey and the many blessing we reap as we continue to grow, we need to grow daily or we will start to decay… so let’s keep on growing and helping others do the same.

    Truly the greatest joy we can find is in helping others and seeing them grow..

    Keep up the good work..

    .-= Paul Miller´s last blog ..5 Important Questions You Need To Ask Yourself!! =-.

  • Posted by mendel on February 05, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    aloha Kary, i just want to say thanks for all the valuable information you have presented, i am on my way to becoming one great Successful Entrepreneur. hey i do have a question for ya , do you still have those tuesday Skype meetings? if so i like to follow up on that. well mahalo for your leadership.

  • Posted by Beth Allen on April 20, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Kary! You have outdone yourself with this one! I am in love with this post ~ so beautiful, poignant, powerful and RIGHT ON! :)

    Thank you for being an amazing mentor and friend, you are such an inspiration, and I’m grateful to work along side you. And this is a post that I will share with new (and old) team members, because it perfectly encapsulates my beliefs about success in both business and life. :)
    Beth Allen´s last [type] ..The Power Living Pledge

    • Posted by Kary Rogney on April 20, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Hi Beth, I so appreciate you stopping by and I’m
      glad you got real value from this post! :) Just
      know that I also appreciate you and our friendship.
      Many blessings,

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