Entrepreneurship and why you should start a business
Yes, it’s true. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. Running your own business won’t always be easy (if ever), and not everyone can be Elon Musk, Jacqueline Gold, Damon Dash or Richard Branson. The great thing is, you don’t have to be like those people to run a successful business because anyone can work for themselves, develop an idea into a functioning business, find problems to solve and deliver those solutions to customers and potentially the wider world.
The belief and the fact that everyone has an innate ability to create, learn, grow and solve problems; regardless of the size, leads me to believe and encourage everyone to start a business/work for themselves. And here’s why you should go for it:
“If you do what you love, you will never work another day in your life”
One of the most common reason for starting a business, being a contractor or freelancer is the flexibility and freedom it brings. Put simply; you’re in charge of your own time. Owning a business, going freelance allows you to work around the demands of life; picking up children from school, visiting your dentist, helping a friend in need at the very last minute, even taken a holiday. There’s no need to be restricted by the 9-5 grind. If you’re a night owl, get creative when everyone else has to sleep. Early riser? Your working day could be over by lunch, leaving you time do whatever you want
Gratification and rewarding
You do what you enjoy. You see the fruits of your labour. Do I need to say anything else about gratification? It has been often said “If you do what you love, you will never work another day in your life” . I completely agree. You will work, it is work, but it will be work that you want to do, work you can be proud of, work you will remember you have done and work you can smile about.
I’m not suggesting that any work you don’t enjoy is bad for your health or not rewarding as I do recognise for many people “work” is a means to an end.
“The world is moving to a freelancer/small business driven economy and like it or not the zero hour contracts trend has taken off”
The future needs you
You have a skill, a talent, a solution to a problem that industries or people can benefit from. This untapped potential you know has been laying dormant during your career, that thing you wanted to do, but haven’t done yet. The survival of our species depends on you, regardless of how small or large your contributions are.
You will get in early
The world is moving to a freelancer, entrepreneur and contractor driven economy and like it or not the zero hour contracts trend has taken off in a massive way. Get in now, adapt to the changes and you will be ahead of the curve.
It’s easy, very easy
Sometimes the hardest part of starting is starting, but once you’ve started, you have begun on a journey that will transform your life for the better! The ball is rolling, the engine is turning, the plane is ready for take off! The next step is continuing which can be most challenging, but with momentum and know-how, it won’t be as painful. Previous generations of entrepreneurs and business people have laid such a solid foundation, that the pathway to success can be modelled.
So, I’ve said any one can start a business and work for themselves. By now you’re probably thinking about that amazing dream of solving some problem or reaching that untapped potential laying dormant. You’re excited, but what now, what’s next? Will you take action? Will you be committed? Perhaps, the answer is yes!
If so, Launch 7 is here to help. We have an amazing programme that helps you minimise the risk and decrease the pain of starting a business/being self employed.
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