What will you say is your professional category?
Do you have a career or a job?
These may seem like rather mundane questions and I mean, they mean the same thing, right? Actually, wrong! Not on the grand scale of things, they don’t.
First, you must understand what it is you do before you can even dare to analyse and clarify what it is you will rather be doing and why! Take a minute to reflect on these… the first thing that crosses your mind is often exactly what it is!
Going forward, if you have a career, congratulations! If it’s a career that you chose and love, doubly congratulations!! If you run your own business, with obvious signs of growth, even fantastic!!
Whatever you do that satisfies your professional yearning, and of course qualifies for sustenance is great. However, to act like one has no responsibility to those choices which may or may not yield tremendous output is ludicrous to say the least. People often act like they do what they do by happenstance and or circumstances that come their way, it may even really seem that way, but we always have a choice. Yes, you may be jobless and it seems like you absolutely have to take the job that comes with the remunerations you’re being offered, but factually you don’t have to take it, and if you do, that was your choice!
Let’s pay particular attention to those who feel like they are stumbling into business due to a state of joblessness or whatever else, shall we! We’ll discuss our seemingly choice less folk at a later date.
Starting out a new business may seem like an option from a state of joblessness, the perfect break from an uneventful career, working on someone else’s time, or sometimes just a getaway from a rather overbearing boss. Realistically however, those reasons more often than not never take you very far! Dare I even say that it’s harder to manage a business than to show up at work on any given day. More often than not you’re not being paid by the standard of work you deliver, but rather that you simply make yourself available. Promotions on the other hand may come as a result of appraisals, but your monthly will come as and when due because you were there!
Consequently, to think you will have it easier managing your business as opposed to showing up at work is a gross misconception. We will in subsequent posts be attempting to discuss entrepreneurial traits and what makes them truly successful!
I will leave you however with two questions which make up the fundamental foundation of a successful entrepreneur, why do you want your own business, and how badly do you want it? These questions and the understanding of their answers are indeed the venture before the venture!!