There are a host of reasons why individuals choose to become entrepreneurs over the more traditional route of becoming employees or freelancers. Only you can decide the life that’s right for you, but with the uncertainty of entrepreneurship also comes tremendous freedom and accountability. To many, becoming an entrepreneur might seem like a scary and high-risk taking journey, but to some, this unpredictable adventure seems like the perfect path that their life should take.
1. No Politics
No matter what you do, there will be some level of politics. But in the world of business, there are a lot of things you can do. You have flexibility. Now is it smart to go around and telling everybody off all the time? Of course not. If you do that, you're not creating synergistic relationships. But you don't have the politics of having to kiss someone's butt to move up.
As an entrepreneur you have the freedom to do a lot of different things. Most people with a job don't have the freedom they want. Freedom can be different things. It could be making as much money as you want to make, freedom to travel, see the world, freedom to live where you want, and more.
Bitter people simply come from a state of not improving. If somebody doesn't improve, they're bitter. Typically when you meet happy people, they're improving and creating. Happy people improve and create, bitter people don't. This is because there's a certain level of high you get when you're improving and creating, and happiness comes from that.
Legacy is powerful. Regardless of your belief system regarding what happens after you die, there's nothing like your kid saying, "My mom, my dad left a legacy for us that we'll talk about forever." There's nothing like your grandkids saying, "One day I'm going to be like you. I want to be like you." Do you know what that feels like? It's priceless.
Some entrepreneurs are driven by the sense of security that comes along with being in full control of their work. I'm a big believer that money is not what drives people to work hard. If you want successful, happy workers, take a cue from what drives you. Freedom, flexibility, social responsibility, the ability to do great work? Provide your workers with opportunities to thrive in these areas, and you won't have to deal with workers who are motivated only by money.
Entering the unknown battlefield of business is probably the only way that people who hate their jobs can change their circumstances and be successful. A life of success and beyond the cubicle is possible, so are you in?
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