Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swap your 9 to 5 routine for the thrill and challenges of becoming an entrepreneur?
While this certainly seems attractive, the entrepreneurial journey sometimes leads to unexpected appreciation for the safety net provided by a full-time job.
In this article, you will find out how becoming an entrepreneur can make you appreciate a full-time job.
Becoming an entrepreneur is a dive into the unknown. It's a whole new ballgame that can sometimes make you miss the predictability and structure of a full-time job.
Let's uncover the transformation that entrepreneurship brings!
A salaried job ensures a fixed income, come rain or shine.
You get paid irrespective of the company's performance. Now, isn't that something we usually take for granted?
As an entrepreneur, your income becomes directly proportional to your business performance. Periods of low earnings will make you appreciate the dependability of a steady paycheck.
In other words, in a job, the money will be there, no matter what. You never have to worry about this.
On the other hand, if you're an entrepreneur, you have another responsibility, and it is a major one. You have to work hard to make sure the money is there, so you can get a paycheck. This is sometimes difficult, but something that an entrepreneur can get used to.
Remember the things about your 9 to 5 job you don't particularly like?
As an entrepreneur, it's a constant race against the clock. You will find yourself taking on many roles. This results in longer work hours.
This newfound perspective may cause you to miss those structured working hours and the freedom to clock out without worrying about unfinished business.
Keep one very important thing in mind. You may miss the convenience associated with a job. However, if you're an entrepreneur, it's your business.
You make the decisions. You call the shots. When you are a successful entrepreneur, you don't have to answer to anyone except yourself, and your customers.
Healthcare, retirement plans, and paid time off are staple benefits when you're employed.
Contrast that with entrepreneurship where you're on your own for every single benefit, and you might just start to miss the safety net that employment provides.
However, look on the bright side. When you are a very successful entrepreneur, and can afford the benefits that you had when you were employed, then this becomes a moot point.
As an employee, you are part of a team, sharing responsibilities and achievements.
As an entrepreneur, you're at the helm, with every decision, mistake, or success falling squarely on your shoulders.
This can sometimes feel lonesome and overwhelming, prompting a newfound appreciation for the support system that full-time employment offers.
Finally, keep this very important point in mind. If you decide you want to become an entrepreneur, there will be at least a 60 to 90 day lag.
This means, it will take 60 to 90 days before any money starts coming in. This is the case with any new business that you start.
If you become a successful entrepreneur, and I hope you do, this lag will be like a rolling snowball. Once it starts rolling, the money will start coming in like clockwork.
If someone cannot live with this lag, then he or she should not consider becoming an entrepreneur. But think positive. Once this starts in the right direction, it's a wonderful feeling.
While the thrill of entrepreneurship may call to many, it's a challenging journey that forces us to navigate unpredictable waters. Suddenly, the not-so-glamorous full-time job begins to look like a getaway island in the middle of a storm.
The hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship indeed teaches us to appreciate the subtleties and certainties of a full-time job.
So, before you take the leap, it might be worth stepping back and appreciating the relative stability and benefits that come alongside full-time employment.
Do you still have the entrepreneurial bug? If yes, then get set and brace yourself for an enlightening and hopefully, exciting voyage! When it works, there's nothing like it.
I hope this article has helped you.
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