Maybe you already know where you are heading towards self employment,
but have you considered why you’ve set out on this particular course?
Identifying your reasons for becoming self-employed will help you assess
whether running your own business will fulfill your particular needs,
and whether you are capable of meeting its demands.
Let’s be realistic. Unhappiness and discontentment has probably
triggered your endeavor to start a business. Your new venture should not
lead you down another path of corporate dismay; it should begin with
promise, excitement, commitment, and most importantly pleasure.
Take some preliminary proactive steps now to increasing your chances of
becoming successfully and happily self-employed. Write down first what
you don’t like about your current job situation and then below it give a
positive reason to choose self-employment. It will help you reflect on
your motivation for starting a business, caution you against its common
pitfalls, and urge you to embrace its countless rewards.
• I don’t enjoy what I’m doing.
Self-employment will allow me to work in a field I love.
• I am not making enough money.
Self-employment will make me financially independent.
• I hate being away from my family for so many hours.
Self-employment will allow me to work the hours that suit me.
Self-employment will give me the flexibility to work from home.
• My work environment does not suit me.
Self-employment will allow me to design my own business climate.
• Commuting is a nightmare I would like to eliminate.
Self-employment will allow me to work in the city or area of my choice,
and give me the flexibility to work from home.
• My job does not allow me to reach my potential.
Self-employment will allow me to exercise creative freedom. I can choose
industries that need and appreciate the knowledge, skills, and services
I have to offer.
All prospective entrepreneurs have their own unique set of motivations
that may include all or some of the reasons mentioned above. Many also
admit that the challenge of starting and running a business is one of
the most appealing features of the endeavor.
You may wish to type up and cut out the statements above for each one
and tack it on a visible part of your office. Then, whenever you have
doubts, they will remind you of why you chose self-employment. They will
Pick up and throw away the big rocks, kick the pebbles, and sweep away
the fine dust. Nothing should hold you back from reaching your dreams!
So now that you have identified some reasons why you have decided to
become an entrepreneur, what are you waiting for? Do you have what it
takes to run a business?
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