This is a topic I’m passionate about, not only because I am one but I felt conflicted in what I should “be when I grow up” at a young age. I always felt different, or that I could do better than what my “boss” told me to do, it was never enough or it just didn’t feel natural being stuck in an office environment. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad about working for someone, some folks work better with a team and an organized routine of tasks. It’s honorable and very normal to want to stay within that type of work space. It just wasn’t for me, personally.
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I found out at an early age that I wanted to create, learn and make things happen on my own pace, and with my own hands. Below I’ve listed some key pointers I felt were strong indicators that I had to ditch the corporate world and work for myself!
What my boss at the time instructed, I wanted to do differently. As a creative I am always thinking outside the box, and usually in this frame of work, the freedom to do so was limited. Which in result, made me frustrated, unhappy and unfulfilled.
You’re not allowed to speak your mind 100%. Because it’s not your business. You don’t own it, at the end of the day, I would have tasks to complete for my boss and expressing how I would do it differently seemed risky, daunting and probably would get me fired.
Your constantly dreaming of a perfect business idea but feel stuck. You question yourself with the “what if I were to quit and start XYZ”…the idea of starting your own business excites you and you feel confident that you can do it.
You wake up hungry with a passion. You are ok with working by yourself, and are organized enough to create your own routine. For most entrepreneurs, you’re stuck in your own office at home or on the go, with well..no zero co-workers. You have to be comfortable with motivating yourself and being a self starter
You’re not afraid of failing. You know that it’s going to happen and that its part of the journey. You have to be willing to forgo the security of a paycheck from a 9-5 job and the risk that is involved.