That’s right! Don’t sit back and hope that clients will come your way and this business might work for you. EXPECT IT! Go in with a winning attitude. An attitude that no matter what obstacles come your way, no matter what challenges arise, you will meet them. Not only will you meet them, you will face them and grow in strength by overcoming them, and rising above them. EXPECT SUCCESS!!

Let's look at where you are in your business. Some of you are seasoned work-at-home moms with thriving practices, while others have just entered into the arena. You want what those pros have. Well -- don't just want it—EXPECT IT! Make this your motto. Start each new project, or each new marketing venture, with this new attitude, and with this new motto—EXPECT SUCCESS!! Before long, it becomes second natured to you. You start automatically assuming the outcome will be successful. EXPECT SUCCESS!!!

Now, in starting a business there are some steps you have to take. You'll find the first one is the BIG one. It's the Attitude Step. You need to make the transformation from "employee" or "stay-at-home" mom, etc., to successful entrepreneur. The mind-frame changes right from there. EXPECT SUCCESS!!

Now we're on to some of the business basics. A successful entrepreneur professionally chooses the name that best suits their business. To do this, they visualize that name on their business cards, on their signature line, on the bottom of the letter, with the name President directly right above it. EXPECT SUCCESS!! Now more motivated than ever, our successful entrepreneur needs to choose that all important domain name and gets ideas for their website. They research the net for days, weeks, writing down all the fine qualities they see in other web sites. Never copying! Merely researching. Constantly thinking of what they can offer different and be unique. What they can combine with own strengths and skills to fit into their business that will then be listed on THEIR WEB SITE. They read. They write. They Dream! EXPECT SUCCESS!!

At this point they start seeing that "Yes, it will happen." In their research they have found the organizations, associations, listserves that the other entrepreneurs in their field are active on. They have seen the common denominators of those that are successful. They too get involved. They look for additional training courses they need and sign up for the ones they know will help them meet their goals. They develop their marketing, they design their promotional materials. They read everything they can on starting a business. They have their plan. EXPECT SUCCESS!! They see that the future of their business is now just within their reach. They share with others their excitement. And then they await the time they can finally say, I'm ready. EXPECT SUCCESS --- And it can and will be yours!

Author's Bio: 

Diana Ennen, Co-Author, Virtual Assistant the Series, Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA ( and Words From Home: Start, Run and Profit from a Home-Based Word Processing Business. President of Virtual Word Publishing, Inc.