Regardless of your career or goals in life, no one
wakes up, gets out of bed, and says to themselves "I'm
going to fail today!" It's the same in business whether
you're a brick and mortar store or a home based business

I think what makes the Home Business owners unique is
their drive and desire. For any of us, there are certain
things we need to evaluate prior to undertaking such an
endeavor as home based business ownership. What do I want
to accomplish, how will I accomplish this goal, what are
the demands I need to make upon my time to help me realize
the goals I'm laying down, and the list goes on and on, but
you get the idea.

Something as basic as why do I want to go into business
for myself needs to be addressed well in advance of any
other considerations. In my life experience, I have never
been one to cater to clich~s or warm fuzzy catch-phrases so
I won't wow you with any of them here.. I stick to simple,
real truths.

The truths are; know that you will fail but, also know
enough to learn a lesson from it and chalk it up in the win
column as adding to your education. Success and failure
are on the EXACT same road ~ success is just a little
farther down that same road!

Seriously, can you imagine where we would be if someone
such as Bill Gates gave up after what had to be more than a
few attempts! More seriously than that is where Bill Gates
would be without the contribution made by Benjamin Franklin
or Thomas Edison! See how this comes full circle? Each
thing dependent upon the others successes AND failures.

A rock solid work ethic does not go unnoticed or
unrewarded. There are dividends here that will provide for
you many times over. Believe it or not but this is
probably the only business on the planet where we can all
compete on a level playing field. That should be as
exciting to you as it is to me! Truly it can be an
overwhelming prospect literally having the world at your

With each failure our knowledge grows, defeats are turned
into victories; your self confidence grows as does your
business and it goes on and on. There is no stopping that
kind of momentum. When things do arise from time to time as
they will, you will definitely be in a better position to
handle these and they won't seem so insurmountable as they
once did.

Never ever give up, if you fall down, pick yourself up
and start over. We are fortunate to have some of the best
and brightest in the industry to assist us. Listen to your
teachers carefully - do not try to re-invent the wheel.
Those who have come before you have paid their dues in both
time and money so make sure you're a good follower.

Follow these simple examples and watch both yourself and
your business grow. Both will need to change and evolve
continually in order to stay fresh, up to date and ready to
compete. Network as much as possible. Talk to your
respective team members and find what works and what
doesn't. Valuable lessons if you're working on limited

Lastly, remember that no one will be harder on you than you
so be sure to give yourself a break once in a while! It
will come just don't force it. Sure some people get lucky
every once so often and hit the lottery but my friend, you
stand a better chance starting your own e-business and the
time has never been better.

For me, I love the diversity of working with a variety of
people. I get to talk with, tutor and impart my message to
people from the United States, India, Germany and even
Greece! The cultures are great, there's no barriers just
plain people wanting something better. That doesn't seem
too difficult and the tools to accomplish this lowering of
barriers have never been more readily available. We all
have something to bring to the table ~ find out what your
offering is and contribute to the common good. You will
find that in time this type of generosity will be repaid to
you ten fold both in supportive business associates and
fiercely loyal customers.

Chas is a Home Based Business Owner, Motivational Writer,
and an Independent SFI Marketing Representative and may be
reached at