Work-at-home entrepeneurEntrepreneurs tend to be motivated to take action and make decisions that will allow them to take control of their life and finances, as well as have more flexibility and freedom. They feel that their success depends on commitment and hard work, not on hope and luck.

Here are four important characteristics that successful work at home entrepreneurs have:

1. Self-Confidence

This is an important characteristic for entrepreneurs who are working from home. You need to have confidence in yourself, your skills and abilities, your services or products, and what is possible for you. If you don’t believe in yourself and your business, you may allow challenges that you encounter to become roadblocks, and you will then struggle to reach your goals.

2. Positive Thinking

Successful entrepreneurs have a positive attitude and always believe their efforts will produce great results and open more doors. Negative thoughts are not allowed! Positive thinking can be contagious, and you need to truly believe that nothing and no one can keep you from reaching your goals. By having a positive attitude, you will also have a beneficial effect on your clients, customers, friends, and family, and you will attract new ideas and opportunities.

3. Being Focused on Goals

Entrepreneurs achieve results by staying focused on specific goals. Make a list of your short term and long term goals, and then break each of your short-term goals down into achievable baby steps or tasks. This way, you are concentrating on a structured plan rather than on completing a string of unrelated tasks.

4. Taking Clear and Consistent Action

All of the self-confidence, positive thinking and goal-setting is useless to the work at home entrepreneur if they do not take consistent action to reach their goals! You must take action, with no excuses allowed. Giving up is not an option, and trying only once will not produce the results you want. Completing one step is a good start, but it is not enough. Keep pushing yourself forward and working on the next step. If what you’re doing isn’t working, change what you’re doing. Be creative if you need to be.

Do you have all of these characteristics? Which one is your weakest and may be holding you back from achieving goals in your business? Comment below!

If you don’t currently possess all of these traits, it doesn’t mean you cannot or will not be a successful entrepreneur. All of these characteristics are tools that can be taught, and they can become automatic for you with some practice. You may need some support to learn how to do this, as well as to create a strategic action plan to for your success and keep you accountable to your goals.

If you would like to take advantage of a complimentary 30-minute call to find out if we are a good fit to work together, you can email me at donna@donnasickinger.com.

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