According to Webster’s dictionary, an entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. But what defines a successful business owner? What characteristics or traits are common to those who enjoy success with their own home business, for example? It can be argued that these character traits translate to successful people in general and do not just apply to successful business people.
The following is certainly not based on any scientific research but is based on what I believe the majority of successful business owners have in common. This comes not only from my opinion but also from past experience and my dealings with successful entrepreneurs.
The number one trait I have discovered which is common to all is their desire for hard work. Not only, not shying away from it, but also in seeking it out. The more work they have to accomplish the happier they seem to be. If they aren’t busy or have very little to do they begin to worry that something is wrong. Being a hard worker is essential for success in any field of endeavour, not only business.
The second characteristic which seems to be shared among all winning business people is being happy in what they are doing. They have chosen to do something which they enjoy. With most it seems to be more of a passion than enjoyment which drives them to greater heights time and again. In order to enjoy success in any field you must enjoy what you are doing. If you’re not happy with your situation then success will be very difficult, if not impossible, to attain.
A third quality which seems to be universal among winning home business owners is their self-discipline. These people know what they have to do, when they have to do it, why they have to do it, and they just do it. Procrastination isn’t in their vocabulary because they know in order to rise to the top and to stay there you have to stay ahead of your competition. You aren’t going to accomplish this by putting off until tomorrow or next week what should have been done, by their way of thinking, yesterday.
A fourth attribute successful business owners share is their goal orientation. They all seem to be focused on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The majority of victorious entrepreneurs actually sit down everyday and write out what their ultimate goals are for their business. They do this on a daily basis and visualize it in their minds. They believe that if you can see it, you can, and will achieve it. Having defined goals is a necessary ingredient for the success of any venture.
A fifth and final feature attributable to many successful business owners is their unwillingness to give up or quit. Quitting isn’t an option for many of them. If times get tough they will fine tune certain aspects of their situation and perhaps make drastic changes if they feel they are warranted but they will not give up.
These are some of the characteristics I have found to be present in many successful business owners I have encountered over the years and if you’re lucky enough to be blessed with all of them then you can’t help but be successful with your home business enterprise.
Bob Withers is a professional sales and marketing person with over twenty years in the field. He has also turned his sights on Affiliate Marketing to apply his trade. Bob changed career paths four years ago when both he and his wife began working with Autistic adults in the US, which along with his Home Business and Affiliate Marketing, is his focus right now. If you want to get in touch with Bob or learn more about Affiliate Marketing and Home Business opportunities please visit:
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This is my new Blog and having been away from it for a couple of years it’s great to be back because I really enjoy it. Just to tell you something about myself, my wife and I are currently working with Autistic adults in the state of Maine and we love it. Although we’re from Canada, originally from Newfoundland, this is our second stint working in Maine and the two men we are working with this time around are great. We’ve become very attached to these young men and we consider ourselves to be a family. Actually our job title is that of Therapeutic Foster Parents and of course we take it very seriously. One of the main reasons we take it so seriously is that we are advocates for these young men because at times they can’t speak for themselves.
The sad part about our job here in Maine is that we have to leave the country after 18 months. The reason for this being the company who hired us and sponsored us into the US could only get us into the country by way of a Training Visa with the main condition being we have to leave after 18 months. We were here under the same circumstances in 2007 and had to leave the guys we were caring for at that time at the end of 2008.
This of course was very difficult for the three men we were working with and living with at the time and it was also very difficult for us because we became very attached and as I mentioned earlier we became a family. One of the main benefits of coming back is that we get to see the guys we worked with on our first visit and we also get to do what we enjoy which is caring for and helping these young men.
Because of our love for what we do and for the people we work with I will be dedicating a Page on this website to Autism and to the people who live with it on a daily basis. I’m hoping this will help educate people who aren’t familiar with what is fast becoming a global concern and help to raise funds for research.
The other objective of this website is to offer Home Business advice and present opportunities to people who are interested in making a legitimate living by working from home.
I’m hoping to have a great deal of relevant content added soon and I hope people will make it a point to visit often. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to read this information.
The following two videos should give you some idea of the majestic beauty of Newfoundland:
I’ve added a video below, one of which is actually an advertisement by a local brewery located in St. John’s, Newfoundland which is where I’m from. But it contains some great shots of the area and I like to think portrays what we, as Newfoundlanders, are all about: People who care about people, who work hard and play hard but aren’t afraid to laugh at ourselves. In the following videos you will see many examples of this outlook on life as portrayed by local entertainers performing at what we call “Kitchen Parties”.
These are events where neighbours come together to have a few drinks and entertain one another through song and dance. Please take the time to have a look.