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Refresh your Business: How much initiative do you have?


Many individual who intend to become self-employed never end up in business. They include the procrastinators, those who lack self-confidence, and others who see to many hurdles to overcome. For these individuals, the missing ingredient is initiative.

There is considerable agreement among researchers that successful small operators actively seek and take the initiative. They willingly put themselves in situations where they are personally responsible for success or failure.

Successful small business operators are doers, they are goal-oriented and action-oriented.  They are very conscious about how they use their time and are appalled when time is wasted.

I like to refer to initiative as the fire in our belly.  See my previous article on Initiative from Refresh your career: Are you on fire? – The Business Woman Media

To start a business and to remain successful in business is going to require a lot of initiative.  Some people, Katrena works with don’t have access to their initiative and they struggle to take the leap of faith required to start.

These people may not be able to back themselves and their talent.  They may have a need for some therapeutic intervention to clear their fear and self doubt so that the person has access to the fire in their belly, which will help them achieve their dreams.

This fire in the belly, is the fuel we use to build a business, stick it out, keep going when times are tough.  Our initiative is what makes things happen, without it, nothing happens and they end up becoming a “gunner”!  Going to do this, going to do that.  All talk, no action.

Initiative is fabulous when used correctly and is yet another critical secret to success in business.

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About Katrena Friel

Katrena Friel is ‘Australia's Leading Success Coach for Intrapreneurs’ and the author of the Refresh Your Career series. She is an international keynote speaker, fully qualified corporate trainer, therapist, facilitator, executive coach and award winning author, delivering sessions around the world. Katrena's energy and expressive approach will energise and challenge behaviors, beliefs and thinking. Known for her practical, pragmatic approach, she has been described as highly dynamic, spirited and empathic. Katrena is an expert in personal and professional development, helping people escape their current thinking in an express format. With people reporting that in 2 days they learnt more about themselves and others, than they have in the last 20 years. Katrena will enable you to have a giant leap forward in your evolution and ensure you become an expert in your field of excellence. The aim is to INSPIRE – ALIGN – ACTIVATE. You will walk away feeling refreshed, empowered, confident that you have a new deep understanding of your capability, more assured around how to add more value and guarantee your future, with an increased sense of self belief and self value. For those that value honesty, growth, creditability, expertise, experience and authenticity, then Katrena will Refresh your Thinking.

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