An extremely easy and straightforward road to success is an 8 to 5 job. All you need to do is wake up in the morning, go to work, work diligently and walk your way up the ranks. In no time, you might get accommodation allowance, health allowance, transport allowance or even, an official car. What a straightforward road under a boss!
However, there are several other ways your ass is on the line. In my opinion, an 8 to 5 job does more harm than good. How about being your own boss? Please, don’t disagree with me yet. Let’s get through together in this article, you can disagree with me afterward–the comment box is open.
Listed below are 9 reasons why you should break off being an employee and become your own boss. I know it’s a tough path to thread but in the end, it is usually worth the stress.
1. Freedom from Getting Fired Indiscriminately
This is a major advantage of owning your own business. I marveled a while ago when I realized Globacom sacked 54 engineers. The news hit me hard and kept me wondering what situation the sacked workers would be in. Many of such uninformed dismissal occur when you’re an employee and this can have a lasting grave effect on the victim.
A boss cannot, however, be sent off his/her business. Of course, difficulties may surface but that is common in businesses. The difficulty can even be advantageous as Victor Kiam said; “An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.”
2. Liberty to Choose your Working time
As a boss, you get to choose a working hour that suits your life plan and schedule. This enables you to make an adequate plan for your life and increase your leisure time which could be used for exercise, rest, or vacation.
3. Liberty to Choose your Costume
This may sound funny but the truth is that most people have what they like to appear in and how they like to appear. This freedom is most times impeded when you’re an employee. The dictate of your employer must be adhered to and a disobedience to this can lead to dismissal.
There is, however, the liberty to appear as you wish when you’re your own boss as nobody can dictate that for you.
4. Chance to Attend to Other Matters
No matter how hectic or tough your business may be, it would not be a frightful thing to attend to other matters (maybe personal) when they arise. You can easily give yourself a break, time out or even a vacation. Most employers don’t give the chance to attend to other personal matters and usually, the working time is so inconvenient that personal matters are ignored.
5. Chance to Display your Creativity
You have the chance to display your talent, creativity, and expertise much more when working as your own boss than when working for others. A boss may sometimes be bossy by rejecting an advice or suggestion. Most times, your innovation may sound trite to your boss and stand being rejected.
In entrepreneurship, however, you can try out new things easily and a more exciting fact is that you get rewarded for your creativity better than when being under someone.
6. Liberty to Adopt New Methods
Another advantage of being your own boss is that you can easily try out new things and change your style of business. It allows you to implement any theory you think of that is almost impossible to implement when being a worker.
7. Liberty to Engage in Multiple Business
Diversification is a veritable ingredient in business life and being an entrepreneur allows you to implement this. As your own boss, you have the firsthand liberty to easily invest into other businesses without quitting the existing one. It only needs some planning and execution. When working as an employee, however, you almost have little or no chance to engage in other things due to some factors which include long working hours, too much workload, demanding assignments, etc.
8. Liberty to Read Wide and More
Reading is a very important factor for success in life and in businesses. This veritable factor is easily executable when being an entrepreneur because you can easily set your schedule and time. The demand for your boss or the need to meet an opening daily hour will not consume your time.
9. Contribute to the Society by Employing Labor
As an entrepreneur, you crave for expansion in your business and as your business expands, the need for more employee arises. This reduces unemployment and amounts to you contributing to the development of your community.
“Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.” James Altucher. Strive to be your own boss–it pays a lot!
Do you have other benefits of being an entrepreneur? Share in comments.