5 Minute SELF EMPLOYMENT QUIZ Directions:

Read the questions and assign yourself a number between 1 and 10 in your answers. 1 is the lowest score and 10 is the highest.

  • There should be few, if any, scores of 1 or 10 in your answers.
  • Be completely honest and don’t overthink your answers.
1. Can you live without a steady paycheck?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I live paycheck to paycheck.
A secure/steady paycheck is a myth.
2. Do you exercise good judgment?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I’m on my seventh marriage. Why is this relevant?
I have never made a mistake in my life.
3. Are you flexible?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I cannot deviate from today’s schedule.
Let’s solve this unforeseen problem - right now.
4. Are you organized?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Where are my car keys?
My grocery list is organized by aisles.
5. Are you decisive?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Not sure, maybe I am, let me think…I don’t know.
Yes.
6. Can you execute your projects?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

My novel is only six years past due.
Signed, sealed and delivered.
7. Are you comfortable selling yourself or your product/service?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I hate selling and I just won’t do it.
I can sell ice cubes to Eskimos.
8. Do you have ethics and integrity?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Who cares? Business is Business.
I will do what is right even if I lose money.
9. Are you able to multitask?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I am so confused. Too much coming at me.
I am like a juggler at the circus.
10. Are you competent with finances?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I don’t know how I will pay my utility bill.
On budget always.
11. Can you handle adversity?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

My day is ruined if I get a parking ticket.
Nothing phases me.
12. Can you just say no if something doesn’t feel right?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I am always getting in over my head.
Absolutely.
13. Are you pragmatic?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

There is no room for compromise.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
14. Can you delay gratification?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

As long as I have my car, boat and mansion.
I would live in my car to build a business.
15. Are you constantly searching for the next get rich quick opportunity?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I know this next idea is my ticket to wealth.
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
16. Would people that know you describe you as reliable?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Absolutely not.
They would want me in their foxhole.
17. Are you a good listener?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Would you please repeat that again?
I would much rather listen than talk.
18. Can you delegate?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I might as well just do it myself - again.
I have never regretted delegating projects.
19. Can you view your current circumstances in a detached/objective way?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I am too emotional to do that.
I can look at myself as if I am another person.
20. How much exposure have you had to self-employed people?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

I have never met a self-employed person.
Both my parents were self-employed.



 

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