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What It Takes To Become an Entrepreneur

When people start their home based business the first things that they think about is the product and the skill set that they need to acquire to become successful. While these are very important what you need to remember is that they are not enough to become a successful entrepreneur.

You always need to start with your mindset.

You need to make the mindset shift from the Employee to Entrepreneur.

First thing that you need to understand as an entrepreneur is that you will be paid only for your production.

You need to have the drive, motivation, focus, fortitude, discipline, work ethic, the ability to take action, set your goals and meet them. You need to be accountable and take full responsibility for your actions and inactions. Remember that YOU are responsible for creating your own success.

Treat your business like a real business not like a hobby. Whether you invested few hundred dollars to get in to a network marketing company or invested a few thousand dollars to get into a high end direct sales company, treat your business as if you have invested millions of dollars.

Just like anything in life you will need to pour in your time and energy, but expect frustration & irritation along the way.

The fact is it is the nature of the beast. It is a business. What is most important here is – How you overcome them.

What you do at the low time is the one make you. These will be testing times for you, welcome them..

Take a moment to think that every winner was once a beginner. If you are persistent and consistent you will get the results you want. You are in for a marathon, getting into business is not a sprint. You may be slow in setting things up but slow and steady wins the race.

Think about this for a moment, how much work did you do for your boss 8-10hrs a day?

How much will you do for yourself and family?

Find out why you decided to be a home based entrepreneur?  This will give you the clarity and focus you need to carry on.

Set yourself daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals and do whatever it takes to achieve them.

You may need to change some of your habits, routines and rituals. We are creatures of habits. Whether you realize it or not we do the same thing day in day out.

So, it is VERY important to get into successful habits.

Beware of the mental hazards – fear, loosing your cool, getting too up or down, worrying about what the others think… just get over them

“Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It is not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.”

Jim Rohn

Decide to be a winner…

To your success


About the author: Damayanthi Jayasinghe is a Online Marketing Coach helping struggling online marketers to achieve their dreams and goals.

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  • Ivy October 28, 2009, 8:05 pm

    To succeed, you must be willing to ask questions, remain curious and open to new knowledge. I found this film educational and informative -.”The YES Movie” documented how ”passion sells”
    http://www.TheYESmovie.comby Louis Lautman

  • Syed Faraz Ali October 31, 2009, 10:55 am

    Nice post!

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