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Why I Need You To Quit Your Day Job

Why I Need You To Quit Your Day Job

So if you still think you real like your job as an employee, my career advice for you is: be a full partner in whatever you do, not just an employee.  Treat your organization’s mission as if it really means something to you; if it doesn’t mean anything to you, go find an organization whose mission does. That’s all, if nothing else works, quit. But do it intelligently.

A quick reminder

Don’t misunderstand me. I do not believe that everyone should go out on their own or quit their day jobs. 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. Right now let me remind you some of the benefits that life will offer you once you have decided to start your own business

1.  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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 nurse  if she needed a note for excusing her absence: while she continued with her nurse  story I I asked her then what did you answer to that nurse what she told me is that, her answer to that nurse wasI 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 our boss’ forgiveness. Or feel the demeaning sting of having to prove how ill we were 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 own health insurance. But even that isn’t so bad; at least i get to choose which insurance company I can use. Gaston its 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!

7. Your work area is truly yours: One of the reason I like hate being an employee is that I can”t decorate my office they 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 Feng Shui 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.

8. 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 at the top level of the management of the organisation 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 with your projects.

9. No uniforms. If you real know in personal you might definitely be aware of the fact that I hate uniforms to death. The reason I hate wearing uniform is that you like everyone else and that you can be different. You might notice Being business owner you are calling the shots. it is a bit like being mark zukerberg: 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 in but, it’s definitely an option to wear whatever you want.

10. You set your own schedule: Whether you crave 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 early’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.

11. You’re more valued: 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.

12. 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. The good thing about being an entrepreneur is that, If a client yells at you now, it’s because you chose the wrong customer or client. You’re the one in control now, not them. You choose who you provide services to.

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 success, but I do guarantee a wild ride that many of you, hopefully won’t regret.

Bringing It All Together

While i may hate being an employee Don’t misunderstand me. I do not believe that everyone should go out on their own or quit their day jobs. 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.

Tell me what is your passion! What do you aspire to be? And how you achieve that!

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.

**Make It Happen**

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