Hiring an employee is the most critical decision an entrepreneur can make to grow his business. You might be looking for a specific skill set, or maybe you need to find an assistant that can do anything you throw at them. Regardless of what your specific need is, if there is one skill that is critical to be successful in an entrepreneurial journey, it is resiliency.

Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges of all kinds and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful.

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Why resiliency is important for your business

As an entrepreneur, you know your reality is unpredictable, fast pace and experimental. You are successful because you are resilient and thrive in that evolving environment. The fluctuating context of entrepreneurship will not change. As a result, it is your responsibility as a business owner to find employees who will flourish in that type of environment. To drive your business forward you must build a skilled team that loves to pivot and adapt, test to perfect, and explore to expand.

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In business, you always have to review, adjust and refine your strategy to remain competitive. Sometimes, you have to change your goal altogether. However, the vast majority of people need structure, processes or a fixed target to perform at their best. As an example, the mere fact that you change your mind and ask them to stop and do something totally different might make them feel lost and defeated because they need stable directions. You must, therefore, surround yourself with a team that does not only celebrate at the finish line but one that is resilient and enjoys the mountains and valleys of the entrepreneurial journey.  

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How to know if your employee is resilient

For the long-term success of your business, assess how resilient is your current team. And the before you hire another employee, be sure to test their resilience. You wonder what question to ask? You will find a variety of questions in the Employee questionnaire.