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author RocketCert Staff
date 03.20.2020

The ability to remain focused on each task at a time is very important as a contractor. You should be able to discern when it is the right time to shift your focus to the next project or task. Also, it’s crucial that you stay grounded and remain loyal to the business you created. Always focus on the big picture of your business while working on small projects.

  1. Flexible

Being flexible is an important trait in successful contractors because some situations call for flying by the seat of your pants. If you are good at being quickly innovative in moments of high stress, being a contractor might be the right career for you.

  1. Optimistic

Seeing the bright side of the situation is important in this industry. There will always be challenges and setbacks in projects, and a contractor should be able to see the situation as a potential for growth rather than a sign to give up.

  1. Persistent

When things don’t go the way you had hoped, not only should you be optimistic, but you should also be persistent in finishing what you started. Optimism is the mindset and persistence is putting that mindset to action.

  1. Ethical

Every contractor should have the highest integrity. Being honest, trustworthy, and ethical in all circumstances is crucial for building a successful business and effective relationships with clients.

  1. Communicative

Having strong verbal and written communication skills is very important in this career. Whether it is with the client, the builders, or your team, you are consistently communicating throughout each workday. 

  1. Creative

If you are the type of person who creates images and movies in your head as something is being explained to you, this is a career you might thrive in. Having a strong imagination will seriously pay off as a contractor. 

  1. Dissatisfied

Always striving for something better is a great trait to have as a contractor. Never being satisfied in your career will allow your business to grow exponentially. Don’t ever get too comfortable!

  1. Curious

Along with never being satisfied, successful contractors are always searching and open to new ideas. The desire to never stop learning and discovering is a trait that will get you very far in the industry.

  1. Humble

Everyone makes mistakes, and in this career, you are sure to make plenty. Owning up to your mistakes and having the courage to apologize is essential as a successful contractor. Plus, being humble makes you more likable all around, so you can develop more influential relationships down the road. 

Do several of these qualities sound like ones you possess? Becoming a contractor could be your calling!