While most people misunderstand me by thinking that I do believe that everyone should go out on their own or quit their day jobs. It is true that some people need to work for somebody else, others will blossom and thrive working for themselves, and still others will do a little bit of both things. That said, if the list above speaks to you, don’t wait for the “perfect time”. Figure out the simplest way to start your own business, and just jump in. I don’t guarantee you success, but I do guarantee a wild ride that you, hopefully won’t regret. Right now let me remind you some of the benefits that life will offer you once you have decided to start your own business and that, the following are some of the reasons why I love being a business owner;
- You’re your own boss, you control how your work is done: Your client has a say in the final product, but that’s it — their power ends there. How you get from point A to point B is completely up to you and that is awesome.
- You earn more money: This is true even to a freelancer. On average, freelancers earn 45% more than those who are traditionally employed. They’re also allowed to deduct certain business expenses that employees are not, allowing to actually keep more of what they earn.
- You spend less: When was the last time you were stuck in traffic on your way to work? If you perform your professional duties from a home office, it’s most likely been a very, very long time. (And, no, waiting in line for the bathroom for your morning shower doesn’t count). Think of all the money on gas you’ve been saving. Even if you work outside of your home, as someone who’s own a business, you have the power to choose the location. And I’d be willing to bet you chose somewhere that fits your resources.
- You enjoy variety: When you were an employee — whether you were crumbling away in a cubicle, restlessly working retail, or dying at the drive-thru — you were handed a manual or given some hasty instructions by your boss and then…that was it. You knew what you needed to know to perform your job, and so because your job never, ever changed, there was never any reason to grow beyond that.
- You’re forced to think — to be creative — and you love it; when you own a business, your job is changing constantly. You’re expected to continually adapt, learn, and update your skills. With every new client comes a new challenge. You’re forced to think — to be creative — and you love it, don’t you? (It’s okay to admit it. Go ahead. Take a second to say it out loud.). It’s a great feeling to know that your skills are being put to good use and that those skills are going to continue to grow as your business grows and you making a lot of money as a result.
- No co-worker drama: For the most part I work alone (or work remotely) and that isolation can be a bit daunting at times. But do you really, honestly, miss your co-workers? Unless they are awesome the answer is always no! But for the most part some co-workers are always stubborn. This is to say if you are an extrovert and you can work alone I have good news for you. Working alone is always there for everyone in the early stages of your business. But once your business is up and running you will need to employee others. In this case those won’t be your co-workers but rather your employees.
- Sick Day? A-OK!: whenever I think of a sick day I get reminded about this woman who happened to be an employee for so long that she was taken aback when, upon a recent visit to the hospital, she was asked by a nurse if she needed a note for excusing her job absence: while she continued with her nurse story she was telling me, I asked her, what did you answer to that nurse? what she told me is that, her answer to that nurse was guess if I were employed in the traditional corporate world, I’d be forced to ask, ‘Please boss can I take my daughter to see the neurosurgeon? No? Okay.’ Seriously? Seriously?” And she continued by saying that,” Gaston If you have a self-running business A day off doesn’t matter and we can take that day off without having to beg for your boss’ forgivenes Or feel the demeaning sting of having to prove to your employer by providing a doctor’s note. Or fill out a stack of meaningless forms”. When she finally said that, I asked her another question. And I was like, “do you have health insurance?” she chuckled and said Of course yes, but I had to buy my own health insurance. But even that isn’t so bad; at least i get to choose which insurance company I can use. Gaston it’s always awesome to own a business because even health coverage is no longer left up to a head honcho choosing the cheapest package. And I just smile then!
- Your work area is truly yours: One of the reason why I hate being an employee is that I can’t decorate my office the way I want it to be. I’m a fan of good offices and being an entrepreneur I have the power to decide how my office can look like, a location of the office. It is awesome because, you want dual monitors instead of one? Go ahead. Prefer a standing desk? Knock yourself out. And framed photos of your friends and family? The more the merrier! Decoration regulations are a thing of the past. You can maneuver your work-space to your heart’s content. So you can put up that poster you found online, get in the habit of watering your indoor fern, and finally buy that ergonomically correct chair. it all about you and what you want.
- New equipment when you want/need it: one of the reason I hate being an employee is because sometimes it would need a lot of waiting time just to wait approvals from individual who is at the top level of the management of the organization I work for.
If you’ve ever worked in an office building, you’re well aware of the frustrations that
come along with the I-need-something hierarchy. Whether you need a new pack of pens, staples, or laptop repair, as an employee you would have to ask someone for the equipment you needed. And then they would ask someone else, who would ask someone else, who would ask someone else. It could take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks, months just to get the equipment or maintenance you needed in order to complete your project. If you are business owner, you just decide want you want you go to the store buy and there you go on with your projects.
- No uniforms. If you real know me in personal you might definitely be aware of the fact that I hate uniforms to death. The reason I hate wearing uniform is that, I don’t like look like everyone else and that you can’t be different. You might notice being business owner you are calling the shots. It is a bit like being mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs: No Jacket Required. Also, no tie required. No neon polyester t-shirt. No two-toned logo-covered baseball cap. Unless you’re meeting with a client in person — or via video chat — you can wear (or not wear) whatever you darn well please. It might be a cliché to a business owner but, it’s definitely an option to wear whatever you want.
- You set your own schedule: Whether you crave for the steady familiarity of a fixed schedule, or you long to mix it up with hours that are more flexible; as your own a business, you’re the one who creates your schedule. It is all about you and what you want because, if you’re not a morning person, you can rest easy knowing that you no longer have to set your alarms in triplicate in order to just barely make your morning meeting. Or, if earl’s your style, you can set your hours for the dawn and have a full day’s work done before your kids get up for school. As a business owner, you’re no longer part of the hive; you’re a highly-valued individual. More importantly, you get to decide what that value is, through high quality and well-delivered products or services. Far more, you get credit for your own work, products or services. And, through your ongoing marketing efforts, you always start to earn some name recognition, not just among your long-time customers and clients, but also from complete strangers as well.
- You choose your own customers: When you work as an employee, you’re more-or-less forced to serve whoever decides to show up at your employer’s place of business. Whether it’s a bedraggled couple with two crying children looking to buy school supplies or the old man who screams at you because he still hasn’t quite figured out how the combo menu works or the confused woman who’s called three times in the past hour with the exact same customer service question: you had to help them. You had to help them simply because, that was your job.
***Don’t switch jobs; start your own business ***
My advice to everyone I meet is don’t switch jobs; start your own business. But first, to make sure you don’t revert back to being an employee you will have to know and understand how Power, Control, Leverage, Productivity, Money and Freedom can work against you when you are an employee. This is why the rest of this book will concentrate of me introducing you to these six concepts, what are they, why they are important, and most importantly how being an employee can make them work against you and probably sabotages your level of success in business and life in general. It is my belief that, when you are fully aware of how these core concepts can work against you when you are an employee, then just like me, you might change your perspective and start your own business. And that is what this book is all about.
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Tell me, whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur, does power, control, leverage, productivity, money and freedom work to your advantages?
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