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Is Entrepreneurship for You? A Few Questions to Ponder…
Let’s face it. There’s nothing like the thrill of becoming your own BOSS – starting a business and nurturing it into something that’s viable and hopefully successful. When you’re doing what you love every single day, the excitement can just keep on unfolding, creating a sort of euphoria that can’t be duplicated.
That’s the good news. But before you quit your job, cash in your 401k, or trade in your car for the new business, sit back for awhile and consider exactly what you’re getting into. Is entrepreneurship really for you? Are you ready for the financial and sometimes emotional roller coaster of it all? I don’t claim to have ALL of the answers but I encourage you to ask yourself these thought-provoking questions:
Are You Happy?
Pretty simple, right? Not really. This question is tricky for a lot of us. We’re not always quite sure what true happiness is but we know that it’s what life is all about. Your happiness should always come first and foremost. If you’re not happy, then you won’t be able to give your best in the way of helping others – in whatever form that comes in – and that’s really what starting a business is all about, helping others in whatever capacity they need it.
Is the Pain of Staying Worse than the Pain of Leaving?
This is a similar question to number one, and it pertains to those wanting to quit their job and then start a business. “How do I know when I should quit?” You should quit when the pain of staying is worse than the pain of leaving. Only YOU will know when that time is.
What Type of Business Do You Think You Want to Start?
What type of business is appealing to you, and why? Have you even thought about it? If not, if you’ve just said “I want to start a business”, think about why that is, and if you really do – or just think you do.
Why Do You Think You Want to Become an Entrepreneur?
If you’re unsatisfied with what they’re doing and looking for another way, entrepreneurship may be the best route for you. I’ve seen it work for a lot of people, but if you’re starting something just because someone you know said it was a good idea or because you think it’s the fastest way to “get paid” – you might want to talk to someone who’s already on their entrepreneurial journey. Get a clear idea of what the lifestyle truly entails.
Consider These Questions and Then Decide…
Listen to yourself, you’ll know if it’s the right fit or not.