What I hear from investors very often is that the most important thing about a startup is its team. And this makes sense because as a founder when you want to accomplish anything, you definitely need a great team around you, so you can really succeed.

For this reason, focusing on the people surrounding you is of great importance. But first, before you do that, what you really have to do is to focus on yourself. You need to ask yourself the following question – How do I become a great founder and CEO? 

To be able to answer it you need to think about all the things that are great qualities of a great founder and CEO. What are the qualities of people such as Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos that makes them so successful? From my work with founders, I can say that the one thing that they succeed once have in common is that they have this amazing ability to really focus and work towards a goal.

You can not imagine how rare it is to see a founder who is really successful, and "all over the place" at the same time. If they are scatter-brained, and not sticking to anything, but they want to be successful, then the only way is to get focused and stick to something. Having a focus is crucial and very important.

You should keep in mind that obviously there are other things that are also helpful on your path to creating a successful business. For example, it is nice to be intelligent, to be hard-working, to have great communication skills and stamina, but these are a lot of things that you can actually develop and work on overtime. The most important thing is to start with that core which is having a focus on a goal.

Being part of a community of peers and experts over time will assist you in narrowing your focus, picking the highest impact things to focus on to make your business more scalable, and holding you accountable and keeping you motivated. 

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