Do you sit at work daydreaming about running your own business? Are you tired of office politics? Do you feel like your environment is stunting your growth, rather than enhancing it?
Picture this: you set your own schedule for the day, you pick the services you sell, you pick the clients you work with and your passion fuels you to grow at a rate you never experienced before. This is the life of a business owner.
This life can be yours.
Becoming a business owner will give you freedom of your time and income. Once you solidify a business plan and begin building your business, you will begin walking down the path towards freedom. Your biggest challenge will be overcoming your OWN mind!
The intense roller coaster ride of owning a business overwhelms new entrepreneurs. The highs are high and the lows are low. Oftentimes, your own mind will be the limiting factor between you and your success.
If you can learn to put your emotions aside, you will be able to focus on the facts of the matter. Consider your opportunity costs. The opportunity cost of not starting a business is greater than the work it takes to start a business. Any movement is good movement when you are building a business. Author John Maxwell urges, “Fail early, fail often, but always fail forward.” You must brace yourself to evolve within the market and to client’s needs.
Those who do, win.
If God has sown this dream in your heart and you’re looking for a sign to get started...this is IT! Life as a business owner requires sacrifices in the short-term in order to live a life that others dream about in the long-term. If you crave freedom of your time and income, then you need to start building your business to take control of your future.
Still not convinced? Here are three common signs you’re ready to start your own business:
Your current bosses shut down all of your ideas. Do you love change? Do you love learning about new theories and technologies? Are your bosses intimidated by all of your new ideas? If so, you may have the DNA of an entrepreneur. Business owners have to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies to stay competitive. They must be paranoid. An entrepreneur never says, “Well this is the way it’s always been done.”
It’s hard for you to focus at work because you’re passionate about another industry. Transitioning into entrepreneurship is a lot easier when you have a financial cushion to hold you up. If you need to keep working your current job to pay the bills, please keep working it. However, you should strive to save up a fund to help build your dream business. If your mind and heart are not passionate about your current work, you will never feel fulfilled. Using your talents to work in an industry you are passionate about will enable you to find your sweet spot and make a positive impact in the world.
You don’t see a future for yourself at your current company. Have you tried to score a promotion and realized you are in a dead-end job? Leave! You need to surround yourself in an environment which will constantly challenge you to learn and grow. Fuel your soul by recognizing you were meant to do more in this world. Surround yourself with peers and mentors who recognize your talent and potential. Then, do everything you can to live up to it.
The first step to making anything come true is believing it can come true. So, do you believe you are ready to become an entrepreneur? The choice is yours. Your time is now. For more advice, please subscribe to my YouTube page here for more business and life tips.