At one point or another, nearly everyone has dreamed of having a lucrative job that can be performed from home on their own schedule, with them acting as their own boss. However, the reality is that not very many people actually achieve this dream. But could it be attainable for you? Here are 5 things you should consider before becoming your own boss and starting a business.
1 You are in Charge
Becoming your own boss and being in charge sounds great, doesn’t it? But what does being in charge really mean?
One thing it means is that you are the final decision maker. This could be good or bad, depending on the situation. If you have trouble making decisions or are a procrastinator, it might be more difficult for you. Of course, you could occasionally run your ideas by another professional whose opinion you value, but be careful not to do so too often because then you lose the power of being the one in charge.
Another thing to consider is that whether your business succeeds or not depends solely on you. You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission about your decisions, which can be either empowering or overwhelming to you.
2 Work When and Where You Choose
Again, working whenever and wherever you choose sounds wonderful, but keep in mind you do still have to work.
For some, it is too easy to get distracted when they try to work from home. However, when you work from home, you can work in the middle of the night if you really want to. On the flip side, if you like rise early, go ahead and start your day while others are still sleeping. You control your time and productivity. But be careful not to burn yourself out though. You shouldn’t be working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You still need downtime away from your work. ...continue reading