To be your own boss, you have to have that entrepreneurial spirit – that drive and determination that comes with being self-made and your own manager. Although it sounds like an inspiration and quite satisfying, the life of being your own boss can be quite an uphill climb. However, the journey and perks that come with being your own boss is definitely something everyone should experience at least once in your life.

Being your own boss means that you are determined and disciplined by nature. More than half of small businesses crumble within less than five years, according to the US Small Business Administration. A determined boss stays on course no matter what is thrown at them. Being your own boss that you call all the shots that you take. The risk and reward of your own business is a direct reflection of your success. Some people succeed because they are destined, but many more succeed because they are determined.

Being your own boss means that you have the availability to do what you want, when you want to do it. This means that your work load can be as heavy or as light as you want it to be. If you want the weekends off, you most certainly can arrange for it. If you want to stay ahead of the game, you also have the option of working a bit more than usual. Being your own boss means that you have the ability to make these sort of decisions. Best of all, you can even work remotely from home, depending on the task at hand. Less commute time means less money spent on gas and more time being spent on what actually matters!

Being your own boss means that you can network and build your business accordingly. Connecting with the influencers and big names in your industry can be a great way to start. Managing yourself means more than just being able to set your own time clock. It means being able to engage and network with the correct connections to excel and make an impact in your business.

Last but not least, one of the greatest parts about being your own boss is that you are constantly learning something new every day! Yo get to decide each step and learn about taking calculated risks. You learn when you need to back off and move on. You are the sole commander of your own battle and journey to greatness. When you are your own boss, you learn how to invest in different connections, partners and employees. Without a strong backbone, your business will crumble over time.

 

You are constantly on a battlefield when you are being a self-made boss. Some days will be greater than others; some days will be much longer than others. However, you will always learn something new every step of the way. These are the lessons that no other school or job would ever be able to teach you! It certainly is not an easy climb to the top. However, life rewards those who work hard to get to the top. Being your own boss gives you endless possibilities to grow as both a businessman or businesswoman and as an individual. Those who never take the first step will never succeed; remember that!

References:

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-to-be-your-own-boss-2016-6

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/311298

https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/want-to-be-your-own-boss-heres-what-you-need-to-know.html

 

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