Being a Self-starter is the first similarity:
Self-starters are people who do not just sit around thinking about something over and over again while no action is taken to get things done. They decide on what needs to be done and simply do it. For example, you are in need of your own MLM website but due to income constraints you are unable to hire a web design company to create that site. As a self-starter, you would get to with gathering all the information pertinent to web design and development.
Then you would develop and design your site. In the end you would have a website that you have developed yourself which suits your purposes, even though it may not be perfectly designed pursuant to the models (templates) used by high-priced Web designers and developers. One vital trait of a self-starter it to know their strengths and weaknesses and be able to accept them.
The self-motivated MLM individual has a lot of motivation and drive. Because each person is a unique being, one person's motivations may be different from those of all others. In fact, that is true more often that it is not.
For example, your motivation for starting your MLM business could be to earn $500 or $1,000 per month or $10,000 or $20,000 per month. Or it could be that you want to home school your kids, and that requires earning an income while working from home.
Your level of motivation to a large measure will be dependent upon your purpose and level of commitment. It depends on how big your dream is because the loftiness of your dream - one may refer to it as your ambition or objective - determines the level of your commitment.
The creative individual has a lot of great ideas. They are usually able to come up with good ideas and problem-solving solutions. Many of their ideas are often the results of listening and observing other business that is related to MLM. They focus on finding solutions, rather than dwelling on the challenges.
For example, if you have a limited advertising budget, you would get to work finding all the available free advertising avenues instead to thinking over and over how limited your budget is. Your creativity would result in expanding your MLM advertising program. You would also have the knowledge from research. Thus, resolving the problem and creating an additional income.
Self-disciplined individuals are folks who do not need someone standing over them in order to get something done. Or having someone tell them what, how and when to do it. They do not need someone telling them to get something done. They are able to determine what needs to be done, then set aside time for it and do it.
An MLM business may fail, many do first time around. But the self-disciplined individual does not accept that s/he is a failure. s/he simply learn from the mistakes and use them as a tool to attain success. As an entrepreneur in MLM you should be able to adapt. You will find yourself playing different roles such as: marketer, promoter, public relations person, motivator, sponsor, Webmaster...and so forth. You are not afraid of chance and are opened and flexible to them.
Successful businesses are not built over night but over time. As a MLM entrepreneur you are willing to go the extra mile to put forth the time and effort needed to build a successful business organization.
Here's a great New York Times story which relates in the manner of the entrepreneurial spirit mentioned in the blog. In fact, there are possibly other similar descriptions you may find. See how many similarities you can find in the blog and the NYT story. Just for fun.