Cure for the Common Cubicle: Becoming Your Own Boss
It’s a fresh new decade, filled with promise and opportunity – especially if you’re one of the many Americans who have voluntarily left a corporate job to become an entrepreneur. For the past several years, self-employment has been rapidly on the rise, and there are no signs of slowing. FreshBooks’ second annual Self-Employment Report predicted this growing trend would drastically alter the U.S. labor force by 2020, with about 42 million Americans choosing to become their own boss rather than report to one.
Thinking of striking out on your own? A risk-free endeavor it’s not, but the potential rewards make this unconventional career path worth considering for many. If you’ve got determination, excellent time management skills, confidence, and are a self-starter who enjoys freedom and flexibility, self-employment might be a good fit for you.
If you’re ready to skip that slow creep up the corporate ladder and get on the fast track to work freedom, read on to learn more about the benefits of entrepreneurship.
Benefit: Work + Life, You Really Can Have Both
A survey conducted by Intuit’s QuickBooks Self-Employed found that of 1,000 self-employed individuals, 50% had more personal time, and 55% felt they had more time to spend with family. Surprisingly, those who reported working more hours since becoming an entrepreneur also said they felt a greater sense of fulfillment and less stress. A better work-life balance can be yours, too, if you’re ready for the responsibility that comes along with self-employment.
Benefit: Choose Your Own Adventure
Without a doubt, enjoying a flexible schedule is one of the main advantages of being your own boss. Having the ability to set your own hours means being able to bring your a-game every time you’re on the clock. Early birds can get the proverbial worm while night owls can burn the midnight oil to their heart’s content. Controlling your own schedule means working when the time is right for you – so as long as you put in the time your business needs, working when you’re always “on” can result in increased productivity.
Benefit: You’re in the Driver’s Seat
Being an entrepreneur means having the ability to build your business into what you’d like it to be. You make the decisions. You call the shots. Natural-born leaders enjoy freedom from the endless bureaucracy, rules, and procedures that often accompany corporate jobs. Being in business for yourself means the buck stops with you, but the increased satisfaction that comes with being able to control your own destiny is often one of the main drivers of success.
Benefit: The Sky’s the Limit
When you’re self-employed, there are no limits to what you can achieve with the right mindset. When you are an employee, your career trajectory is often mapped out for you by someone else. There is X number of months until your next review and possible promotion. Sometimes reaching the next level means switching companies. If you’re self-employed, only you can impose the limits on your career – the potential for your success is sky-high!
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