5 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Will Continue Doing in 2023

Nick Nolan
6 min readNov 23, 2022
Photo by Amirr Zolfaqari on Unsplash

Success leaves clues.

That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur. I don’t need to figure it out by myself. There are plenty of other people who are where I want to be.

They’ve been doing it longer, and better than me. I should pay attention to what they’re doing.

My least favorite saying is self-made.

You’re not self-made.

Other people taught you everything you know. You need to give credit where credit is due. If you were actually self-made, you wouldn’t know anything about anything.

I have 100s of mentors, and 99% of them don’t know I exist. I’m quietly watching what they’re doing online and following in their footsteps.

When I started writing on Medium, I paid very close attention to the writers a few steps ahead of me. Not just the top 1% writers. People who had a few thousand followers. I studied all of their articles. I noticed which topics did best, what photos they used, the types of headlines.

If you want to become a more successful entrepreneur, you need to see and understand what other successful entrepreneurs are doing.

Here are 5 things I see successful entrepreneurs doing.

They’ll do fewer things and optimize them really well

The most successful entrepreneurs are focused on doing one specific thing. They didn’t have a ton of different offers, products, or services.

I’ve struggled with this for years — mostly due to fear. I think that focusing on one specific offer will limit me. Spreading myself out and trying to be the “everything guy” feels like a safety net.

I can manage your social media, build you a website, write copy, run your ads, do SEO, and set up email marketing funnels.

I told people working on different projects was more exciting. I’d get bored of doing the same thing all day. In reality, it’s much more stressful and wildly unproductive.

It’s great that I could do all of those things fairly well, but it’s far better to be an expert at one thing.

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Nick Nolan

Freelance marketing consultant | Writing about Copywriting, SEO, and Social Media