Self-Employment

@ljames85 (294)
Canada
September 19, 2011 10:40am CST
So I am sitting here at home, being bored and sick, with a crazy child that has lost his listening ears today. I am looking up more information on self-employment, I like to have knowledge and learn new things each day. What are your feelings on self-employment? Do you feel that one needs to have the proper drive and motivation to be successful? Is an entrepreneur born or made? What are your feelings? I feel that for the right person that does not have to be directed by another person, and can stick to a schedule that they make for themselves they can be very successful in self employment. It does come with a lot of myths that usually ends up making people stray from this type of employment. I feel that with the right attitude, drive and motivation almost anyone can do it. We were all entrepreneurs as children in my opinion. Lemonade stands, garage sales, fundraising, the list of things I had to do and chose to do as a child are endless.
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@yansky23 (404)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
We should take advantage of the online technology. The internet has done a great deal for homebased businesses to be easier and possible. Now you can really earn at the comfort of you're own home. But even online businessess do have advantages, there are still no shortcuts. Challenges and possible failures are still part of the obstacle. But I can say that you'll have a greater chance of establishing it and make it grow with lesser capital than starting a brick and mortar physical business.
@ljames85 (294)
• Canada
21 Sep 11
I agree.. But everything can come to failure if the proper direction and mindstate is not used. I have noticed that people are slowly using the technology that is available amd at our disposal. With the proper marketing knowledge anything is possible. Know the supply and demand.
@msrema (36)
20 Sep 11
To be self-employed it will take some time for a newbie but I believe eventually one can become successful. I do believe entrepreneur is not born but made through the road of learning and practicing.
@ljames85 (294)
• Canada
21 Sep 11
That is very true. One has to accept that it comes with ups and downs and that some times you get into a slump amd have to get out of it. I have been self-employed for just over a year and in a slump, but i do know thatbi will get out of it with the proper drive and outlook. I am not one for things to overcome me and make me fail at what i am doing. If i did it would no linger be my passion. Something that will never happen.
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
20 Sep 11
While some people are in fact born with certain abilities, I believe anyone can learn to become whatever he/she wishes. A good example, in my opinion, are Asians in America: While people often speak of Asians, especially Chinese and their look-alikes as being intellectual, I know that most are just determined. I remember being in several classes with Asians and most having a terrible time in class, but they would remain in school all day studying and eventually get a grasp of whatever the topic or concept was that they had problems with. Anyone determined enough can succeed in anything.
@ljames85 (294)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
Very good viewppint. Now that i think about the example that you gave, it is very true :-)
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
19 Sep 11
I worked as a regional sales director for a home party company years ago and soon discovered that the people who are clock-watchers or those who require someone to tell them what to do and when all the time could not succeed. It takes a special kind of person to work for oneself. You do have to be motivated.
@ljames85 (294)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
This is very true as well. It does take a lot of self dedication and motivation to be successful and some people are fine with just coasting lets say.
• United States
19 Sep 11
i would love to be self employeed i definitely think you need drive and motivation along with disipline and you need to have an understand about what you are doing along the way or you will run into all sorts of issues i think entrepreneurs are made instead of born no one when they are born knows how to run a business it is something they have to be taught and given tips on how to do opening your own business is a very big risky investment especially in todays world and economy and unless it is a business where people actually need the product or service i would not recommend it for i have seen alot of self run businesses close down because of the economy lately
@ljames85 (294)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
Yes, todays economy is horrible. I have seen a lot of businesses ran into the ground even if they have been around for years, the economy is just not how it use to be. I agree that they are not born as well it take a certain mind state and attitude to be successful.
@GemmaR (8526)
19 Sep 11
Luckily, I am the type of person who can stick to schedules and achieve goals, and this means that I am very much suited to being self employed at this moment in time. I have a goal that I have to achieve each week, and once I have hit that goal I can have the rest of the week off work. Sometimes, I find that I have reached my entire weekly goal in just two days, and that means that I am able to take a fair bit of a break in order to do the things that I like to do in my life rather than having to waste a lot of my time on things that don't really matter at the end of the day.
@ljames85 (294)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
I am the same way. I set myself weekly and monthly goals. I find that even though i accomplish my weekly goals i end up doimg more. That is my nature, a bit of a workaholic.