Discover if a Home Business is Right for You
About Profile of an Entrepreneur: Ignite Your Passion & Power of Why – Discover if a Home Business is Right for You
“Knowing what you want is the first and, perhaps, the most important step toward the development of persistence. A strong motive forces you to surmount many difficulties.”Napoleon Hill
The Profile: Defining Characteristics & Strengths of an Entrepreneur
In our profile, the usual identifying features do not really stand out. The individual portrayed could be male or female, young or old. Most striking in this picture are not the contours, size or shape of the face, but rather the character and the qualities which are evident within the individual’s expression.
An entrepreneur is a person of vision; someone who takes action, and who has palpable drive, initiative, focus and persistence. In broad strokes, I’d like you to imagine someone who consistently calls forth the courage to take risks; and who continuously has the conviction to move forward without excuse or exception, despite all odds and obstacles.
In our cover silhouette can you envision determination set in the jaw; and eyes that are fixed on something not just spatially in the distance, but into the future, as well? There is confidence in the posture; and I’d also like you to imagine a nimble quality that permeates the pose, and renders the person both forthright and agile.
Does this profile describe you? Can you see aspects of yourself in this description? Do you possess the qualities and the character portrayed in this brief, biographical sketch? If not now, would you like to be able to answer, “Yes” at some point? Can you see yourself having the aspiration to fit this description?
Obviously, we are not born with these attributes. We must desire, aspire and work to develop them. You will need to be able to see and define your strengths as they relate to the requirements of building and running a business. Among these qualities, gifts and skills you will want to communicate effectively; be able to establish rapport and trust with individuals whom you haven’t previously met; build long-term relationships; be able to tell your story with passion and enthusiasm, present the benefits of your products; and effectively manage your time.
Take a moment and think about your entrepreneurial growth areas as well as your existing strengths. Does this list scare and excite you? Do you see areas where you will need to spend time learning and practicing? Are there areas where you are very comfortable? I hope so. The great news is that you can earn while you are learning! And while the above characteristics and strengths are important, there is one attribute that is paramount! With this one quality your shortcomings become exciting challenges.
“Linda has written an excellent book on the Profile of an Entrepreneur. Reading this little book will help you answer questions that might concern you if you have the desire to be an entrepreneur.Don M. Green, Executive Director, Napoleon Hill Foundation
An entrepreneur is a special individual who is not determined by age, sex, or even the number of educational degrees one may have.
Follow the author chapter by chapter and you will have a great understanding of what is required to be successful.
I have been an entrepreneur since early childhood and I can assure you the information in Profile of an Entrepreneur will be a great help on your journey.”
“A lot of great information packed into the pages of this small book. The reader is brought to self-examination as to what they want, why they want it and what they have to give to get there. Combining practical information on the network marketing industry along with soul searching questions, this book is something everyone should read as they venture into this industry for the first time, or if they are at a cross-roads in their career.”
Jeannie Boniface – Success Through Focus & Fun! Network Marketing Leader, Motivational Speaker, Success Coach
“Profile of an Entrepreneur, Ignite Your Passion & Power of Why by Linda Compton, is a well-written piece to assist you in evaluating whether or not a home based business it right for you.
Linda does a wonderful job of highlighting the basics of the network marketing profession. In doing so, she equips the reader with the right information to evaluate the profession as a whole and provides criteria to help you select the right company.
If you are looking to join a network marketing business or have just joined one, I recommend this book for you.”
JJ Birden, Professional Network Marketer, Former NFL Football Player,
Author of When Opportunity Knocks! 8 Sure Fire Ways to Take Advantage