Key Idea: Know Yourself
Understand yourself so well that you choose the right path.
A: Greg Steckler re-invented himself to be able to do what he is doing today.
Lee Marie Steckler, President
Q: What can you do to learn more about yourself?
A: Go to a career counselor or take some tests like the Johnson O'Conner or The Flanagan Aptitude Classification Test. We do not believe in the theory that any person can set their mind to any task and succeed. We believe in finding your strengths and going with them. The web site of the Johnson O'Conner Research Foundation says, "Aptitudes are natural talents, special abilities for doing, or learning to do, certain kinds of things. Manual dexterity, musical ability, spatial visualization, and memory for numbers are examples of such aptitudes. In a comprehensive battery of tests available only through the Foundation, these and many other aptitudes are measured. These measured traits are highly stable over long-term periods."
Think about it
Do you know yourself well enough to be confident you are spending time on the best career path? Are you in an industry where you enjoy the people? Do you have the gifts to be the best in your chosen field?
Making a business work from home takes discipline, drive, brains and more than anything, a willingness to be honest with yourself as you explore your gifts and talents. You will begin by studying by yourself to find just the thing to do that most resonates with you personally.
Greg Steckler loves designing homes, he loves logs, he loves the outdoors, and he loves working from his log home miles from others.
A: Follow Greg's example. Over the years he has adopted online tools so that any customer can view him at work from any computer connected to the Internet. Providing service to customers in multiple time zones was his initial motivation.
A: Convince strangers to tell you who they are when they visit your web site.
Q: Where was most of Greg's business coming from soon after he put his first website up and why?
Q: With whom did Gregg form his first strategic alliance?