Not everyone gets so comfortable with the thoughts of becoming their own boss. Regardless at one time or the other we have all wished we became our own boss or had the privilege to do things our own way.
The thoughts of becoming your own boss could have been ignited following certain reasons: probably you are no longer happy at your present work place, you’ve probably been dreaming about owning your own business, or you feel over qualified than the role you are offered. I don’t think there is anything like the perfect time to open or start up your own business. Though starting up can be difficult and demanding.
Being your own boss can be very beautiful at the same time. Most times setting the rules yourself can bring you more satisfaction and fulfillment than a regular day job you currently run. Becoming a boss is very huge decision and as much as it sounds so nice and tempting, it certainly also involves a lot of hard work and dedication.
There are certain factors you really have to look into and consider them deeply before finally concluding on becoming a boss. What are these factors ?
You Want More Control
Working a regular day job or as an employee in a company requires you to do things according to the policies and demands of the company and you certainly do not even have a say in this irrespective of if it actually contradicts your personal values.
The moment you start running your own business you automatically start calling the shots around there and every decision is either made by you or approved by you. Working for someone would either require you to think inside the box, but working for yourself would make you very creative and make you bring up nice ideas and also you think outside the box and exploit the many opportunities to become successful as there is no real limit to how successful you can get. So directly or indirectly the future is right there in your palms.
You Want To Set Your Own Schedule
Working as an employee it can be quite difficult to have a work life balance, you are not in complete control of your time, your job does make your time for yourself. The moment you start your own business, you design what time works better. For example a lot of us can’t work efficiently in the day time so it can be easily fixed to work in the evening when we are more productive.
Most times the important or initial motivation to start a new job is to finally attain some work life balance, you get to choose the hours and how many hours you want to work daily to any one that suits and works for you.
Owning your own business can give you a very flexible work hour and you design the time to any that suits you and that efficiently makes your lifestyle comfortable.
You Want To Do Something You Enjoy
If you probably set out to make a survey about people’s work timing and all you would meet a whole lot that do not enjoy the whole 8-5 work lifestyle at all but then you find more than half of them doing it. It has become a normal phrase for most successful people these days to always say they never did or enjoyed a day job before.
The moment you start to work with something you certainly enjoy then it automatically leaves the position of a task and becomes a hobby. When your job becomes a hobby you derive joy from automatically making yourself over productive and over efficient and would certainly not waste any time in the process at all. We all work and leave out time for fun and makes the job tiring along the line.
You Continue Or Start Learning In The Process
Starting up a business though you definitely would need to employ a few staff but certainly not all the staff you need, so most of the time you tend to take some of their roles in order to have a structure at first.
The position of the boss makes you vulnerable to picking up certain responsibilities you probably never even knew about before and gives you little time to be efficient in those responsibilities.
To be successful as a boss on your own terms you need to continually expose yourself to having new experiences and also you really have to change your personality to someone who enjoys learning.