The Advantage of Being Your Own Boss
Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. Long hours, constant pressure and being overwhelmed are common when your business is in the infant stage, and sometimes even after that period is over. The question is, can you take the pressure? Can you keep giving it a 100% even when things are not going your way in order to make your dream come true? For most people, the answer is no. They would rather go to a job they dislike, where the really hard decisions are made by someone else and the overall risk is minimal. A select few however, realize the advantages of being self-employed. Here are the most commonly mentioned benefits of being your own boss:
Control Over Your Income
In the beginning, being self-employed may bring in less income but instead of looking at it as a con, get inspired to push their business further and keep at it. As a self-employed business owner you’ll have the freedom to make executive decisions that will affect the future of not only your company but also your family and career in the long-term. As an employee you can only exercise control within the boundaries of your job description
Set Your Own Hours
This is a huge advantage and probably the most appealing aspect of working for yourself. You may be a night owl and this is perfectly fine because you can work when you feel you are at your best. Want to take the work with you and go to the beach? Don’t we all but when you’re the boss, this is the way life can be.
Sense of Accomplishment and Freedom
I think we can all agree, that at one point or another, we all have been trapped in a job we dislike simply because the work is not being valued or we are not being compensated properly. Keep getting passed up for that promotion regardless of how hard you work? All this can be behind you if you decide that you are just better than that, and all the hard work you are doing for someone else is much better off being put toward your transforming your dream into reality. If you perform well as a self-employed business owner, your entire staff will benefit greatly, your income gradually increases, and as a result you feel a much greater sense of satisfaction and inspiration to do even more. You are now free to tailor your vision and bring it to life on your terms. Feeling like your marketing needs an edge and you want to do something completely out of the box? No approval is needed! Go for it, it’s your dream after all.
“Every day I wake up, and I am living my dream.”
Isa Lindao, CEO ( Isa’s Bookkeeping Services )