By Cathi Nelson
Do you sip your coffee in the morning or gulp it down? Do you jump out of bed ready to take on the day, or are you a slow riser, needing an hour or so in your PJs before you get dressed? Do you drive like you’re in a race or take your time, enjoying the journey? Your answers to these questions are a great indicator of the type of person you are, and they can have an impact on your success as a work-at-home entrepreneur.
When you work in an office, there is a culture that exists and most of us intuitively adapt to fit in. Your day likely starts at 8 or 9am and ends around 6 or 7pm. Depending on your job description, you have clear work objectives and a rhythm to your day. Natural breaks occur when you head to the water fountain or get a cup of coffee. Then there is the lunch break whether in a break room or at your desk.
All of these day-in and day-out experiences create rhythm and routine that can contribute to your success depending on your personality. When you leave that environment to work from home, all the rules change. You get to be in charge of your time and destiny, and there are pros and cons based on your personality styles.
Something I have learned about myself over the years is that I am a risk taker and competitive. Both are great characteristics that have helped me start a business I love. Yet those same characteristics that keep me driven and focused can be detrimental in helping me maintain my business. (more…)
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