There have been various studies on the personality traits of entrepreneurs. Some will tell you that it takes a type A personality to be successfully self-employed. Others disagree and say that it just takes certain traits and not one specific type of personality. Two of the most important personality traits you need to have is being a self-starter and self-motivated. Being a self-starter is one of the most important traits you need to have when it comes to being self-employed. As mentioned above, when you are self-employed, there is no boss other than yourself. In order to get things done, you must have a "can do" attitude and the ability to work independently without someone else telling you what you should do. There are many people who get up out of bed each day and go to work not because they want to, but because that is what their job requires of them. That is their motivating factor. When you are self-employed, you don't have that same level of accountability. You could stay in bed and there will be no call from your boss asking where you are.
This is why being self-motivated is so important. You must be able to create your own motivating factors so that you get out of bed and work at your business each and every day. It is also up to you and your own motivation to keep your business growing and to provide the best service possible to your clients. Self-motivation is just like the gas in your car, it's the fuel for your business and you won't get very far without it.
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