I could make this list the ten reasons you want to be in your own business. Instead of ten I’ll start with what I think are the three most important.
If you understand these three and integrate them into your life, it’ll become easier to take the leap. Without some very good reasons to open your own business you’re never going to leave the comfort of working for someone else.
I know you’re thinking to yourself, “are you kidding? He really thinks job security is key to being in your own business. I always thought there was no job security in being in your own business.”
The only time that statement is true is when you have a business that’s not successful. If your business can pay its bills and provide you with a living there’s great job security. No one is going to call you into their office and tell you you’re done. You don’t have to worry about having a boss who’s from outer space. If you want, and I don’t recommend it, you can be the boss from outer space.
I’ve not spent a lot of time working for other people. I do know that when I’ve worked for myself I always receive lots of personal satisfaction. I get to work on things I think are important. I get to design a business that delivers products and services I can be proud of.
When you work for someone else, as good as they might be, you’re living their dream. When you work for yourself, you’re living your dream. In my world and I hope yours, living your dream is way better than living someone else’s dream.
Controlling your own destiny
My father has a great saying, “you’re only limited by your ability and your ambition.” This is especially true if you own your own business. When you work for someone else you are limited at least in some way by what the other person thinks is important. When you work for yourself, it’s all about what you think is important.
I love being able to make a decision and then start to do it. I don’t need to go to a committee and I don’t need anyone else’s permission. I might and most likely will want to get others’ opinions but I don’t need their permission. When you get to decide, you get to take responsibility. I like it when success is mine. Yes, others are going to help you. Ultimately you’re going to have to say it’s my decision and I’ll live by it. Isn’t that a cool thing?
Those are my three biggies, what would you add?
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