Posted by: smilecoach | January 8, 2010

Self-Employed Successfully?


Happy New Year! 2010 is great year to be successfully self-employed or is it?  The answer depends on whether you have figured out what it will take to be successfully self-employed.  On my internet-based radio program, Creating the Energy of Success , I shared “The Ten Things that Lead to Success in Self-employment”.  This is a list that I developed as guidance for me.  Your list may or may not be the same, however, I encourage you to determine your list of ten, eight or two things you know that you must have or do to be successfully self employed.  When you know what they are then you can take the action to make this year a great one.  If you don’t know what it will take, how are you going to get there? 

Here is the list.

Top ten things to do for huge success in Self Employment

  1. Do what you love.  Know what the mission for your life is and live it.  Put your talent to full use.  Don’t hold back. 
  2. Be very specific about what you intend to accomplish this year. 
  3. Set up a system of personal accountability.  Without a system you are likely to fall short of your intent.  Hire a coach, start a mastermind group or find a mentor.  Whatever it takes.  Just don’t do it alone. 
  4. Create a detailed monthly budget for revenue, expenses and profits. 
  5. Document a detailed plan on how to accomplish your intent. 
  6. Create a mastermind and use it vigorously.  Create a mastermind that will challenge you to perform at your highest level. 
  7. Become an expert at networking.  Networking is more than collecting cards, it is also about helping others people succeed.   
  8.  The three most important words in self-employment success –
  9. Study selling and marketing.  Become an expert at each.  Sell is not a nasty four-letter word and without effective marketing activities, you may as well be winking at an attractive person in the dark. 
  10. To keep the energy flowing it is important to generate, protect and cleanse your energy on a daily basis.

When you create your list or adapt one from this, it would be great if you send me a copy.  I would love to publish a powerful list that is the combination of many wonderful minds. Or just publish your list as a comment here.


  1. I loved this post. I have made a link to it from my blog! Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Diane,
      I am pleased that you liked the list. And thanks for linking it to your blog.


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