Being stuck in an everyday 9 to 5 job makes you feel trapped. It is often that young people get to think – Why the hell am I even sitting here? I am not even working for my idea!
Here are a few reasons why you should consider dropping your ordinary job and finding the inspiration you need in entrepreneurship.
You get to be free
Well, not 100% free, you still have to do the work, even finish a bigger amount of work in a shorter period of time. But it is not someone else (your boss, chief manager or team leader) that gets to decide what you should be doing and when. That kind of position in life gets to impact all the other fields you are enrolled in. Imagine working 8 hours a day on a place you don’t like and with other people bossing you around? Of course you will get frustrated and have a need for freedom. Well that freedom lies in entrepreneurship!
If you start doing something you love, and on the idea you have thought of, you get to organize your own time. In that way, you get to be even more passionate about your work and willing to stay even longer on your job. Everything is about the position you are in and a point of view. You see, if you are in the position where you decide about what will happen next – it is easier than just waiting for someone’s approval or a pat on the shoulder.
Earning possibilities are not limited
Maybe you won’t earn as much as you did on your everyday 9 to 5 job. In the beginning, you sure won’t. But bear in mind that it is your idea you’re working on, right? It is your passion and you are free to work on it and to develop it in your own way. You could be earning as much as you need and your salary won’t be limited to the income or a contract that union negotiated. If you are passionate and self-motivated enough, if you have thought well about your idea or are sure that you will be persistent enough in the whole process – then there is nothing that can stop you in establishing and growing your business! As Casper Ravn-Sørensen says:
As an entrepreneur, you have to be prepared to work without getting any financial benefits. It can take a long time until you see the profit in your account. Until then, it is just you, your dreams and all your effort and ambition you invest in long working days. I believe this is a great stimulant to move faster. This makes you put more effort, work harder, think strategically and be determinate to take risks. You must understand that your own capabilities are not enough though. You have to find those people that will compliment your skills!
It is you that chooses
Starting your own business can be a mess, and not such an easy thing to do. The fact that you get to choose the people you are working with. And the fact that you get to build a team that should be gathered around your idea long enough to see the benefits. We say long enough because people getting in and out of the team while the project is under development period cannot be good neither for the team nor for the project itself. In order to avoid unpleasant situations in the form of people getting out of the team due to various circumstances, it is your job to:
- Keep the team interested in the subject of the project and the evolving business
- Keeping them focused on the goal you have created and put in front of them
- And above all – keeping them entertained in your working environment
That is why it is important for you to think through. It is important that you as a leader stay focused and passionate about the whole process and in that way – you will be the medium that transfers quality ideas and team spirit to all the people in the team.
The world is yours
Well, so to speak. It’s 2017 now, and the internet possibilities have grown so much that people are building whole enterprises online!
You are now able to find your team members in different part of the world, depending on which service they do best. Maybe you need a native Danish speaker in India, why the hell not? With a little help from Upwork, you sure will be able to find the right people for the right position. And they don’t have to move from the place they are. The only thing you and your team members need to have is Skype login and a passion to get the needed work done in order for the business to blossom!
And it is not just your fellow co-workers and team members that can work online, you are also free to move wherever you want. The only thing you need is a good internet connection in order to stay in touch with the people in your team for the sake of doing the daily amount work that needs to be finished.
In one of the next articles, we are going to write about all the perks and disadvantages of working from home, and what you as a young entrepreneur should be prepared on when facing the difficulties. In the meantime, feel free to contact Casper Ravn-Sørensen or read his blog for more advises and information!