Why Work For Yourself?
Entrepreneurs realize the benefits of having your own business. Many seek the luxury of making their own schedule, some for financial or tax benefits, but the most common reason many opt for self-employment is to simply acquire a “piece of mind”. In today’s society we all want to be “happy” and it seems that we continuously seek contentment through our careers, personal lives, and/or through spirituality in order to find it. A recent survey showed that 4 out of every 7 people would like to start their own business; the sad part was that only 1 out of 7 actually will. But we don’t need statistics this to show this, how many people do you know wish they were doing something different with their lives? And how many of them are actually taking the steps necessary to change their lives? The fact of the matter is that most people lack the patience and commitment necessary to actually “build” a business. Fear of failure and lack of direction often lead to procrastination and doubt, the end result being a mind full of ideas going absolutely nowhere. Now the purpose of this article is not to offend or patronize, but to hopefully motivate those that are looking to change their direction, but feel as if it’s hopeless. If it’s fear of failure that’s causing you to hang on the sideline just keep in mind that the only way you can fail is if you try first, not the other way around.
If its direction that you need, try finding a successful person within the industry and picking their brain. I’m a strong advocate for censorship as I’we found that many successful people are more than willing to share the details of their success with others who seek the same. They offer an excellent source for guidance, preparation for drawbacks in the industry, as well as useful tips and resources to help get your business up and running-and out of the closet. For example try contacting Kasamba.com, there they have a panel of experts who answer questions and offer financial resources in relation to every industry from business and finance to health and education. It’s often said that the best way to become successful is by duplicating the work habits of the successful, which I believe to be true. You can even contact the U.S Small Business Association. A for financial resources if money is the issue. The point I’m trying to make is done’t just jump out of there without adequate preparation or knowledge, this is the reason why most businesses flop within the first 5 years. In other words, find out how strong the tree is before stepping out on the limb. See you at the top!!