|By Ken Leonard Jr.
© KLJ Online
Success with any small business relies totally on you. It's up to you to put in the hours, do your homework, come up with new customers and deal with any problems. And if that's not enough, here's something else, something big. Doing this will mean the difference between your success or failure at working from home for yourself.
Believing in yourself will allow you to create a profitable home-based business. You will no longer feel shy about making business contacts (also known as networking). You will be able to get past any pre-conceived limitations you have regarding how much money you can earn or how successful you can become. This can be a big stumbling block for some people.
Having self-confidence will allow you to take calculated risks. A small business owner that does not take risks will never achieve much. Others will notice your confidence, and will be drawn to you for advice, joint business ventures, articles, products and more. You will be able to see 'the big picture', tapping into a never ending source of motivation and ideas.
You will have a much happier life all around. Positivity will follow you always, where ever you go, whatever you do. You will even be able to bounce back from failures and major obstacles more easily than you would have before. And what you learn from your failures will make your more successful, sooner.
So how can YOU begin to believe in yourself. First, set small goals and reach them, one by one. Start with a 'to do' list. Your confidence will grow when you see that you are slowly scratching off each task from your list. Then set larger goals and reach those. Now you're rolling, and it's time for you to set even higher goals, and then do what you have to do to achieve them.
Another great way to build your confidence is to read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. If you don't start to believe in your abilities after that, there's not much more advice I can give you. This book is the ultimate 'believe in yourself' guide for any aspiring business owner or entrepreneur. It's the real deal. You can find it anywhere for under $10US.
When you realize that you really CAN achieve anything that your mind can conceive, you have learned to believe in yourself and your ability to make things happen.
As long as you don't give up, you will get what you want.
About the author:
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Ken Leonard Jr. publishes New Marketer Ezine weekly. Get the advice and direction you want, so you can make a living working from home. If you're serious, see what others are saying about New Marketer here...
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