Becoming the happiest entrepreneur isn’t all about making money. Having “enough” is comforting and necessary, but what other qualities should you be looking for as you pursue self-employment?
Satisfying qualities for work might include: personal autonomy, complexity – but to a point, and experiencing a tangible connection between effort and reward.
To put this more simply is:
- Enjoying the grand feeling you get from planning your own direction and making your own decisions isn’t for everyone.
- Your life’s work needs enough complexity to engage your imagination, digging into your minds creativeness.
- Working hard to see and feel the pleasure of income and satisfaction has to be there at some point.
Without these we can easily get discouraged, bored and or even feel as though we might lose dignity. With this said, find a business that gives life meaning and purpose and is also richly fulfilling.
If your dream is to become self-employed, which should you do, own your own business from home or own a store front? Take the time to analyze what business, product or service would fulfill the above criteria. Get yourself a journal and begin to write ideas and thoughts each and everyday until the “light bulb goes on”. What problems are out there in the world, today, that you know you could solve….and be fulfilled doing it?
If your dream is to have a storefront of some sort, you may want to work for someone in that field first. Learn the business through and through. You wouldn’t want to overpay for a huge mistake of spending and borrowing only to find you really hate that industry.
If your dream is to work from home, you may need to learn a few ways to sell on line. Maybe start with an affiliate program. Or even sell a few household items that you no longer need. Remember, your junk could be another persons treasure. At least this will help you get your feet wet.Now you can be truly honest with yourself – viewing your willingness to expend effort for reward; putting in the time while adding more skills for more success.
I personally owned a few brick and mortar companies. I let one dissolve and I sold one. I love working from home with the flexibility. It took me a little longer to get my business working through the power of the internet. I had to developed those skills. The telephone and internet are now my best friends. I save so much gas and other expenses working from home. I have less meetings at restaurants and conference rooms. I am not saying the conference room is a bad plan…I just wanted to be able to pick my kids up from school and to cook from scratch rather than rely on someone else. I choose to be with my children and not pick up fast food or eat out. Time, health and prosperity are important to me. And I love helping others do the same.
Starting your own business? Where do you go to ask important questions? I use a credible on line community that has already paved the way. I see the ways to do a business and the ways not to do business. Stay on the right path, follow our community. You will be so happy that you did! Let your Business Soar!