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Friday, April 8, 2016
4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Becoming An Entrepreneur
1. Are you ready to work harder than you ever have?
As an entrepreneur, you will most likely work harder and longer than ever before. True entrepreneurs aren’t only putting in 40 hours a week and then calling it a long week; they are more than likely doubling the hours they had at their regular jobs.
The best part about working that hard and that much is you’re working towards something that you are passionate about. You’re working towards what you’re creating and what you will be able to call your own.
Working for someone else can be satisfying in a certain sense, but you are still working towards a goal and building a company that is not your own. Working for yourself means ownership, and creating, from the ground up, what is yours.
2. Are you ready for the obstacles ahead?
Being an entrepreneur and following your own path has its own set of obstacles. Tough obstacles. In a 40-hour work week, you faced obstacles, but usually on a smaller scale. The obstacles you face with a normal job can be missing a deadline or messing up a sale, but it’s not life-threatening. The obstacles you will face as an entrepreneur can be life-threatening in the sense of, if you fail or quit, you or your family could lose everything. If you don’t make it through the obstacles as an entrepreneur, you could easily ruin your life and have nothing to show for it. But overcoming the obstacles of entrepreneurship will reap some of the biggest rewards.
3. Are you ready to be your own boss?
Being a full-time entrepreneur means you set your own schedule, make your own hours, and do your own thing whenever you want. That sounds pretty exciting, right? Just make sure you don’t get too comfortable with that idea. Everything you do as an entrepreneur will affect your results and your success. If you constantly procrastinate and get complacent, you will see the same thing happen in your business and in your life.
4. Are you ready to have fun?
Despite all of the hard work and different challenges you will face as an entrepreneur, you will still have fun. The best part is seeing you slowly progress and build a company or a brand from the ground up. At eye level, it doesn’t seem like too much fun with all of the hard work and dedication, but if you take a step back and look what you have created, you will feel accomplished and it will only motivate you to keep moving forward.
Entrepreneurship takes a lot of effort and dedication, but it’s amazing. Are you ready for it?