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Picking yourself up and Dust Yourself Off - The Life of an Entreprenuer

Ben Lumley - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Sometimes life really sucks. We all know it so there's no point in me sugar coating it. Some days, the constant uphill grind takes its tolls and all of your mind is consumed with thoughts of giving up.

Today was a day like that for me. I spent all day talking to people who didn't want to listen to what I had to say and I'll be completely honest and say it was a massive chore. I got back in my car to drive home and thought "why am I bothering - I give up!" Thankfully I had an hour drive home and could think it all through which really helped me to sort my head out. By the time I got home my motivation and determination was back and I'm already raring to go again tomorrow.

Sometimes running an online business can you and your brand in front of people who don't want to know and no matter how hard you try can't get through to them. So what do you do?

  1. Give 100% to the opportunity
  2. Pick yourself up and dust yourself down
  3. Look to the future
  4. Remain yourself of your ultimate goal
Everyone has a bad day at the office whether it's your fault or not. But a successful entrepreneur just moves on and keeps going.

12 Characteristics of Successful Internet Entrepreneurs by Focus

Ben Lumley - Monday, October 26, 2009
Focus, a site for business makers and IT professionals, recently posted an article that any budding online enterprenuer should read entitled "12 Characteristics of Successful Internet Entrepreneurs". Its a really interesting and inspiring read for anyone who has dreams of making their living online.

The article covers the 12 main characteristics that make Internet Entrepreneurs successful, citing some well known online greats to offer as some examples.

The 12 characteristics include:

  1. Determination
  2. Innovation
  3. Frugality
  4. Experimentation
  5. Eccentricity
  6. Simplicity
  7. Consumer-focused
  8. Iconoclastic
  9. Ambition
  10. Focus
  11. Opportunism
  12. Flexibility

Jump over to the article 12 Characteristics of Successful Entreprenuers and have a read. It's a good one and it'll be well worth it.

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