How Many Hats Can You Wear?
It’s Sunday night and that churn has begun in the pit of your stomach! You dread going to work the next day, dealing with the demanding boss and impossible clients.
A dream of becoming your own boss is trying to peak up from the bottom of your heart. You have the concept of what you would do – perhaps a passion is budding, but do you have the courage to be what it takes to become your own boss?
Where do you start? Do you know what your passion is or how to find it? A person isn’t born with a true passion. Finding your true passion involves exploration of interests that make you feel good about yourself, excited about what you do, and rewarded by giving of yourself to others.
Every successful entrepreneur is the person who’s been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution to it before somebody else did. As leaders, they have created a small niche with a core skill that has been developed.
Entrepreneurs continually seek out opportunities for personal and professional growth to increase their knowledge because they know that knowledge and expertise represents power. They network effectively; know when outside experts are needed and to how to use those experts efficiently.
Do you have the perseverance, determination and ability to set to clear goals? Does your desire to achieve and persistent problem-solving skills provide solutions for your fellow business associates? These are a few of the hats you will wear as a business owner. Add a dash of business management, marketing, accounting, and overall courage. For some would be entrepreneurs this is where owning your own business becomes overwhelming.
But to the true entrepreneurs, the independence of being your own boss, and the ability to see a project from inception through the end has enormous satisfaction.
If this is truly your dream, start with a solid business plan and foundation. Seek wise counsel and build your team of mentors, a marketing professional, an attorney, and an accountant. Be prepared for peaks and valleys and times when you ask yourself if it’s really worth it.
Reach for the Stars
Nobody can live your life for you – your destiny is in your hands. If you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, find your passion. Don’t let fear of failure stop you from turning your passion into something productive that can enrich your life. Then go to the closet and find all the hats you’ll need to wear to succeed and take the plunge!
About the author: Autumn Edmiston is the CEO and owner of the Edmiston Group ~ bringing corporate level marketing management services to businesses and non-profit organizations on a short or long term basis. The Edmiston Group has consistently delivered and implemented real-world, proven business marketing ideas and strategies.