More people want to live their lives on their terms, and they would rather spend their time on projects they want to work on rather than spend their time on a job that isn’t really going anywhere for them.
Yes, self-employment is not an easy track to follow but neither is working at a job you don’t care about. Today we will go over some reasons why you should work for yourself and be your own boss.
When you work for yourself, you have the freedom and flexibility of working wherever and whenever you want. With all the technological advancements we have today, it allows you to travel and have more freedom in your day to work the hours you want to work.
2. Find Your Passion & Purpose
Most of our lives are spent working and when you hate your job, that negativity can affect your personal life as well. Working for yourself is a good way to stay motivated while finding your passion and what you love doing. There isn’t a better feeling than waking up on a Monday morning with excitement versus dread!
Work-life happiness comes when you find yourself doing meaningful things. You are working for a purpose and know that you are making a difference.
3. Earning Potential
When you work for others, your earning capacity is limited and there are often no extra incentives for the work you do. When you work for yourself, you can make as much or as little as you want; the earning capacity is limitless. Most millionaires and billionaires are self employed and/or have founded a business.
4. Answer to Only Yourself
Instead of having a boss that may undermine your decisions, you will have only yourself to answer to. It allows you to be more creative and will motivate you to work even harder. No more strict deadlines, working long hours for someone you don’t like or being told you cant take time off when you want to.
5. Gain Resilience
Working for yourself allows you to grow and learn over time which allows you to become much more resilient in business as well as your personal life. All successful entrepreneurs will face failure at least once in their lives, without failure you have no learnings, and this is the key to success; fail fast, learn and keep going. Resilience is not taking the failures personally and stewing on them.
6. Leave Behind a Legacy
Finally, along the way, you will have great stories to tell, you will be wiser, and people will respect you for what you have accomplished. When working for yourself, you have the opportunity to tell your story and leave that legacy behind to help others wishing to take a similar path.