successful home businessStudies have shown that to be a successful home business entrepreneur you need to have the following characteristics. Do you possess these characteristics?

1. Self-confidence

This is the magical power of having confidence in yourself and in your strengths and abilities. This doesn’t mean that you have to be pushy and overpowering, more that you have an air of confidence and positive attitude around you.

2. Are you Achievement Oriented?

To get the best results from your efforts you need to be focused and consistent. You should work to a plan that concentrates on your goals. These goals are targeted to your business growth and progress rather than concentrated on unrelated and meaningless tasks.

3. Are you prepared to take risks?

In any business venture, there is a possibility that you could experience a loss inherent in reaching for any goal. It’s important that have the confidence necessary to take calculated risks to achieve your goals.

Considering these three main points, which do you think is the most important? Believe it or not, it is self-confidence.

Without self-confidence, then you could struggle to achieve your dreams. It’s not impossible, but if you don’t believe in your abilities, then the first challenge that arises may knock you off the path to achieving your goals. Here are a few things to keep in mind for maintaining a higher level of self-confidence.

* Positive Thinking

It all starts with a positive attitude! Believing that something good will happen is the first step.  Eradicate negative emotions and negative vocabulary from your thoughts. An example is the use of Can’t or I find this difficult or I have this problem. Believe that you can, I will overcome this challenge and progress and the solution for this is…..

Negative thinking is just not advisable (so stop it right now). You must truly believe that there are no circumstances hard enough to deter you from reaching your goals. Basically, nothing will get in your way and nobody will stop you.

Try the exercise created by French psychotherapist Emile Coue – every morning repeat “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” You might be surprised that this simple exercise has been getting results since the early 1900s!

Remember too, that positive thinking can be contagious. When positive thinking spreads, it can open doors to new ideas, customers, friends, etc.

* Consistent Action

All the positive thinking and believing in the world is useless if it is not applied towards a goal. You have to take action, no excuses allowed. This action must also be consistent. Trying once and then giving up is not going to be enough. Keep at it one step at a time. If you can’t get by a certain step, then find a creative way to try again or go around it.

Entrepreneurs are people who make decisions, and then they take action and control their own destiny. They are often motivated by a spirit of independence which leads them to believe that their success depends on raw effort and hard work, not luck. The entrepreneur is someone who takes on leadership in home business and builds a team around them, creating more leaders by example and helping those around them to succeed. It’s their mission to create successful people around them so that they are successful too.

successful home business entrepreneurAsk yourself where you want to be, believe in your own abilities and develop the skills you need. Be consistent and don’t give up but be flexible enough to change what doesn’t work for you. Learn from successful people around you and duplicate what they have done to be successful and then pay it forward to your team. Share what you know works and develop your leadership and entrepreneurship, growing your reputation along the way.

Bearing everything discussed in mind, here are a couple of relevant quotes from Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965):

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

I wish you all the best in your goals to be a successful home business entrepreneur.

To the future,

Barrie Evans