The most successful people have an unstoppable nature that sets them apart from others
Everyone has a goal they want to work towards. But the most successful have an unstoppable nature that sets them apart, says self-made millionaire Bethenny Frankel.
Anyone can have a good idea, she said, but being driven and committed to implementing that idea is what will set you apart and help you succeed.
Before starting her cocktail company, Skinnygirl, Frankel said she had no knowledge of entrepreneurship and didn't consider working in the business world. She just wanted a cocktail company of her own.
"I had no idea that I was creating the first low-calorie margarita and other categories of cocktails."
While she didn't have any business training, she had the drive and dedication to turn her idea into something tangible. In 2015, Frankel told the New Yorker that she called multiple tequila companies about the Skinnygirl idea, hoping they would be interested in making her cocktails. But none of them were, so with the help of her former agent, she switched to other brands of alcoholic beverages.
Eventually, she got in touch with Skyy Vodka - and the rest is history. By 2011, Skinnygirl was the best-selling liquor brand in the country. Frankel took that success even further, turning Skinnygirl into a global lifestyle brand that offered other female-focused products such as Skinny Pop, Skinny Pizza and Skinnygirl Jeans.
Frankel emphasized that her encouragement and commitment are what made this idea a reality. The idea would have remained an idea if she hadn't worked to implement it.
This echoes some of Frankel's earlier advice: In May, she told CNBC that people in their 20s should focus more on developing their careers and work ethic than finding love or settling down.