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If we break things down to their core elements, then there are only two types of home businesses: those that are successful and those that are not.
The successful business owner needn’t find out why others have failed, but the failed business owner should certainly discover how others have become successful.
While progress may be slow in starting a home business, the important thing is to never move backwards. Slow, steady progress is better than none at all.
Different people have different definitions of success. If one person can supplement their 9-to-5 job, then they may consider themselves successful. If another can combine a home business with another part-time job to earn a full-time income, then they may consider themselves successful. And if still another can earn a full-time income doing what they enjoy most, even if they do not get rich in the process, they may consider this to be a rousing success.
Other common goals include being able to spend more time with one’s family, to earn enough income to help fulfill their child’s dreams or to enjoy a higher standard of living than their parents did. The ultimate achievement of success, however, is to be able to help others while helping oneself.
The core elements that define success are those of time, money and freedom. This means the time to do what you enjoy, the money to buy the things you want and need and the freedom to work where and when you want.
Everyone’s goal in starting a home business is to be successful, but does it happen to everyone? No!
After all, in a classroom that has 50 students, only one student can be first. 80% will pass while 20% will fail. This does not mean that the teacher is unqualified, it’s just the way it is.
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