on who you listen to, there are somewhere between 120 million and 150
million entrepreneurs working from home. Again, depending on where you
get your statistics from, a staggering 94-96% of those home-based
business owners will not succeed with their enterprise. These figures are
troubling for those of us who have achieved success in this amazing
industry. Is there a hidden success formula that only a select few
For some time now, we have been wondering, "Why is it that some home
business owners experience such fantastic results and others struggle to
even get their business off the ground?" We have studied the industry
and compiled a short list of major characteristics that determine
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a person who organizes and manages any enterprise,
especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
Fortunately for home-based Internet
Entrepreneurs, we can minimize the risk as long as we maximize the
initiative. We do want to preface this list with the following
disclaimer - we have seen all types of individuals, from all walks of life,
with all different backgrounds and skill sets succeed in their chosen home
business. the 2 most important things that determine your success will be:
- Persistent Commitment - this can
best be described by the following sports cliché, "Refuse to lose."
The most successful people in this business are not always the most
talented, they are those who just never give up. This attitude starts with
the belief in yourself, your team, and the industry. You can be certain
that you will face challenges on the path to success, how you react to
them will determine your fate. You must have the dedication and drive to
make it work ... no matter what!
- Productive Action - the best
planning and systems will do you no good without consistent AND
You can have the most compelling websites, state-of-the-art Flash movies,
and fantastic emails ... but if nobody sees them you are simply spinning
your wheels. It all comes back to the famous question, "If a tree falls
in the forest, and no one is there, does it make a sound?" Your
websites and business will be like that forgotten tree if you don't
consistently take action and drive traffic to your site(s).
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So once we start with the foundation of
Persistent Commitment and Persistent Action, what other attributes will
contribute to your success in your home Internet business? The list
below is by no means all inclusive, but it will give you a good start:
Optimism – eternal optimism is the fuel that can drive you to
dizzying heights, especially when you encounter frequent challenges. Those
who view challenges as just another test and focus on the solution
typically succeed. If every home business owner threw in the towel when they
encountered challenges, we wouldn't have any home business owners. Always
see the glass as
half full, make that full (half with
water, half with air) and you have given yourself a great chance to reach
Consistency – the top people in any field always practice their
craft. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Pele did not rise to the top of
their respective sports by practicing when they felt like it. Dustin Hoffman
and Barbara Streisand did not become megastars by showing up for rehearsals
when they were in the mood. They decided what they wanted and
consistently worked at it. The same is true with your home business.
Creativity – thinking outside the box. Expanding one’s mind beyond
conventional thinking. There are hundreds of way to build a home business,
and who's to say which is the best. The key thing is to always be
'pushing the envelope', learning new techniques, and stimulating your
brain. What the mind and conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Stability – your team is looking to you for guidance. Stabile,
consistent leaders can count on a stabile, consistent team. Make decisions
based on thorough research, chart a course (plan of action) and then stick
with it. Be stabile enough to handle difficult situations
during tough times.
Charisma – defined as a personal quality that gives an individual
influence or authority over large numbers of people. All good
entrepreneurs/leaders possess a certain magic sparkle in their eye and are
able to paint pictures of the future. You can't motivate others (they must
do it themselves), but you can certainly inspire them.
Risk-Taking – a true leader (make no mistake, this business is
about leading others) is not afraid of taking chances when opportunity
presents itself. Successful entrepreneurs understand that often "You
have to go out on a limb to find the best fruit." This doesn't mean
jumping into things before you complete your due diligence (like all those
'Get in now before it's too late' emails). Intelligent risk taking also
includes thorough research and careful planning.
Energy – couch potatoes rarely become proficient at anything other
than the remote control. Successful home business owners are willing to do whatever it takes to reach to the finish
line. They understand that balancing their life is also important,
so they must have the energy to drive their business and also spend quality
time with family and friends. Working overtime is not uncommon on your way
to the top.
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The wonderful thing about a home Internet business is it provides a level
playing field. Anybody can succeed, as long as they are willing to
grow, learn, and do what's necessary. When push comes to shove, most
people simply aren't willing to do what it takes. Are you? If so ... Think
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