Is Self-employment Really For Me?

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Is Self-employment Really For Me?

This quiz is designed to help you determine whether or not you have "the right stuff" for self-employment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When you start to feel challenged, do you push harder to fight against the obstacle, or do you have a tendency to "drop it" and cut your losses?
    • A. 

      I always push harder

    • B. 

      I usually push harder

    • C. 

      I depends on the challenge

    • D. 

      I rarely push harder

    • E. 

      I cut my losses, why waste my time?

  • 2. 
    When you encounter a business that interests you, do you try to figure out how much money the owner is really making?
    • A. 

      Yes, I often try to guess what their revenues are like.

    • B. 

      Yes, I sometimes try to guess what their revenues are like.

    • C. 

      I don't really think about it.

    • D. 

      I never think about how much money they are making, why would I?

  • 3. 
    When you are faced with what seems like a crisis situation, do you immediately try to figure out who is to blame for it, or do you immediately try to resolve the crisis in some way?
    • A. 

      I always try to figure out who is to blame for the problem

    • B. 

      I tend to focus on figuring out who caused the problem to begin with.

    • C. 

      I wonder who caused the problem, but start thinking of solutions.

    • D. 

      I just worry about fixing the problem

  • 4. 
    Do your friends and family consider you a high-energy person?
    • A. 

      Yes, they say I'm very high-energy.

    • B. 

      Yes, they think I'm fairly energetic.

    • C. 

      Kinda. Sometimes they joke that I can be lazy.

    • D. 

      No way. I like to do things when I feel like it.

  • 5. 
    Do you worry, panic, or feel a lot of anxiety when faced with making significant decisions?
    • A. 

      Yes, I sometimes feel paralyzed when faced with a big decision.

    • B. 

      Sometimes. I just need to know what all of my options are.

    • C. 

      Not really. I try to just do what my gut tells me.

    • D. 

      Rarely. I'm always excited by the idea of making a choice.

  • 6. 
    When you first consider opportunities, do you tend to think of the pros or the cons first?
    • A. 

      I tend to think of the pros first.

    • B. 

      I tend to think of the pros but immediately look for the cons.

    • C. 

      I think of the cons first, but try to think of pros too.

    • D. 

      I always think of the cons first, if there are too many, who cares about the pros!

  • 7. 
    Do you like to always have something to-do? Do you enjoy being busy?
    • A. 

      Yes. I get bored "relaxing."

    • B. 

      Yes, but I don't mind having nothing to do.

    • C. 

      Kinda. I like to be busy, but I rather relax.

    • D. 

      No. Being busy all of the time stresses me out. I rather have more down time.

  • 8. 
    Have you worked in a small business or did your parents own a small business growing up?
    • A. 

      Yes, I have been around small businesses most of my life.

    • B. 

      Yes, I have had some experience with small business that way.

    • C. 

      No, but I had friends parents who had small businesses and that seemed cool.

    • D. 

      Nope. Never done that.

  • 9. 
    Do you like being in control, leading others, and being the center of attention?
    • A. 

      Yes! I am a natural born leader.

    • B. 

      Yes. I like to take charge, but as long as I have some help.

    • C. 

      Not really. Sometimes it can feel like too much pressure.

    • D. 

      I hate being in charge. Let someone else be the fall guy.

  • 10. 
    Are you very creative?
    • A. 

      Yes, I'm wildly creative.

    • B. 

      Sorta. I can be creative with the right stimulation.

    • C. 

      I can be creative, but it's very rare.

    • D. 

      Not really. I'm not an creative person.

  • 11. 
    Do you balance your check book to the T?
    • A. 

      No. That is what online banking is for.

    • B. 

      I check my account periodically.

    • C. 

      Most of the time, but I do forget.

    • D. 

      I have to know exactly how much money I have at all times - to the penny!

  • 12. 
    If you fail at a project or task, do you brush it off, or do you call it quits?
    • A. 

      I call it quits. Obviously, I wasn't able to do it.

    • B. 

      I'll let it go, but I could try it again sometime.

    • C. 

      I brush it off. You can't be perfect.

    • D. 

      I just try again. I can do better the next time.

  • 13. 
    How comfortable are you with borrowing money or investing money for potential reward?
    • A. 

      I'm very comfortable with it.

    • B. 

      I'm comfortable with it, but it does nag me some.

    • C. 

      I'd rather not do it unless I absolutely have to.

    • D. 

      I never borrow money or make risky investments.

  • 14. 
    Do most people in your social circles see you as a leader?
    • A. 

      Yes, I'm almost always the leader in my social circles.

    • B. 

      Sometimes. I just depends on the situation.

    • C. 

      Not to often. I rather relax in social settings.

    • D. 

      Nope. Let someone else be bothered with that.

  • 15. 
    When you set a goal or resolution, how often do you achieve them or keep them?
    • A. 

      I almost always achieve/keep my goals and resolutions.

    • B. 

      I achieve some of them, who does it all, right?

    • C. 

      I always try, but never seem to stick to them.

    • D. 

      I don't make goals or resolutions regularly.