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Monkey on Your Back

Do all bad habits hurt your business? Decide which ones to give the boot.

This story appears in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you're like most entrepreneurs, you probably have at least one you'd like to change or get rid of forever. Perhaps you waste too much time watching TV, procrastinate when it comes to marketing your business or fail to update your financial records in a timely manner.

As entrepreneurs, we have the freedom and choice to work at what we love in a manner that supports us rather than "how it's supposed to be done." What others view as poor habits may actually be important facets of our business success.

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