Self-Starter The degree to which you start things on your own.

 
When I get an idea I like, I follow through to make it happen. *

 
Nothing slows me down when I’ve committed to something. *

 
I am known for getting things done. *

 
I have great confidence in my ability to create something out of nothing. *

 
I am NOT intimidated by the thought of starting a new business. *

 
I am easily overwhelmed by obstacles. *

 
I spend more time developing new ideas than making them happen. *

 
I have trouble getting organized. *

 
I start things with enthusiasm, but tend to lose vision or energy as the obstacles mount. *

 
I often find myself overwhelmed by details *

Low Self-Starter Quotient

Description:
With a LOW Self-Starter Quotient, you may be in a tough spot relative to going pro. That need to create something out of nothing is probably lacking in you, or else it takes a back seat to other needs. If you want to thrive as a professional photographer, someone else may need to lead the entrepreneurial charge.

Recommendation:
Identify what value you do bring to the table. Then, perhaps, propose a partnership with a trusted self-starter, where your abilities add significant value to what they’re weaker at. You’ll need their leadership energy to find your way in this business, but they may need something from you as well. And, who knows, perhaps the person or people you partner with will spark something in your own Self-Starter Quotient. A Contract Photographer, rather than a Signature Photographer, business might be best for you (see Fast Track Photographer for more on this).
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Medium Self-Starter Quotient

Description: 
With a MEDIUM Self-Starter Quotient you could be vulnerable in that you may have enough energy to get going, but may not have the fortitude to reformulate your strategy and start again when you hit inevitable road blocks.

Recommendation: 
It might be prudent to identify someone with a HIGH Self-Starter quotient and create a value-adding partnership with them. Try to take on projects that require energy to begin but can be accomplished relatively quickly. Log as many of those smaller “wins” as possible to increase the demonstrable value you bring to the table and to increase your confidence and endurance as a Self-Starter. A Contract Photographer, rather than a Signature Photographer, business might be best for you, at least at first (see Fast Track Photographer for more on this).
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High Self-Starter Quotient

Description: 
With a HIGH Self-Starter Quotient, you have a huge advantage over the rest of the industry. There are so many dreamers who would like to do this job professionally but can’t get their dreams in gear. Yet, for the High Self-Starter it’s a different story. If you’ve dreamt it, it’s as good as done. That’s a powerful quality that needs to be both bridled and exploited. In this business, active enthusiasm covers a multitude of sins.

Recommendation: 
Get very clear on what kind of business you are meant to start and be vigilant about staying on task. Because you can get so much done, you’ll be tempted to do things you ought not be doing, things that should be delegated or outsourced. However, if you can stay focused on what you uniquely bring to the table, there’s no stopping you. A Signature Photographer career might be ideal for you (see Fast Track Photographer for more on this).
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