Owning a thriving business is a dream for many people. Many small business owners work diligently to create a business that appears clean and well put together. Outward appearances can certainly help a business to thrive, but one thing that is often over looked by many business owners is their own self improvement and how that can affect the business they choose to own. Your business should be one that you love and is a clear reflection of you and your personality. Finding your strengths and creating a business that runs well on those strengths will help that business to be a success. If you lack in certain areas your business is liable to flounder in those areas as well. There is always an opportunity to improve yourself and in turn improve your business as well. Areas of your life that can always use improvement and will help your business to be a successful one are the areas of goal setting, and your organizational skills. If you lack either of these two skills your business will suffer greatly and turning it into a thriving business can be a real problem. Thankfully these are both skills that you can easily be learned and you can overcome a deficiency in these areas. When running your own business you need to be able to be well organized so that you can handle all of the last minute details that inevitably come up. Honing these skills will allow you to clean the clutter from your life as well as create a work environment that allows you easy access to all your important information. Setting goals is an equally important task that a lot of people can have a hard time with. Personal goals are just as important as goals you set for your business. If you have personal goals in place that are attainable you will reach your goals in a time frame that is best for you. If you lack goals in your personal life your business goals may suffer as well. The business that will thrive the best is one that fits your personality. Finding that business can be tricky, and you will have to be willing to take a look at your strengths and weaknesses. Improving yourself should start by taking a good look at your weaknesses and strengths determining which of those weaknesses can be overcome through learning better how to do them and start working towards that goal. For example if you lack organizational skills, can never seem to pay the bills on time or easily loose things then learning to be more organized would benefit you both personally and in your business. Having a clear cut set of goals, and striving to improve yourself will ultimately make your personal life better and help you create a successful and thriving business.