To Be Self-Employed You Must Think Like an Entrepreneur
My biggest problem in becoming self-employed was me, I truly needed some great entrepreneur advice starting out. In order to be a self-employed person I had to start think like an entrepreneur. I found myself reverting to that nine-to-five mentality. If I wasn’t accomplishing a task every hour, then I must not really be working. I felt like I still had a boss looking over my shoulder telling me what to do, how to do it and when it needed to be done. Sometimes a self-employed person has to make decisions about their business that they never had to make working a normal 9-5 job. These decisions may affect the ultimate future or success of someone’s business. These decisions may mean the difference between making or losing thousands of dollars and you have to know if your able to handle the outcome whether it’s good or bad. It takes a very special individual to be strong enough mentally to think like an entrepreneur and to want to be self-employed. If it were easy then everybody would be having their own little businesses and there wouldn’t be anyone to go to work as an employee.
You have to be ready to deal with the consequences of every decision as a self-employed entrepreneur.
“NOT EVERYONE CAN OR IS ABLE TO THINK LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR, OR IS ABLE TO HANDLE THE EVERYDAY RESPONSIBILITIES OF BEING A SUCCESSFUL SELF-EMPLOYED ENTREPRENEUR”
Thinking like an entrepreneur takes BALLS, it takes risk, it takes guts, it takes having a high self esteem to not worry about what other people are saying about you even when you fail, and you will fail. You have to learn from your mistakes and then be tough enough to keep doing it until it is a success.
Even though I said that “not everyone can or is able to think like an entrepreneur”. I definitely feel that all of this can be taught and learned over time, but only if the person wants nothing more in life and is willing to change everything about what they are doing wrong in order to be a successful self-employed entrepreneur. You have to seriously think about who you are and your personality, your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, your present living situation (married, not married, kids, no kids, living at home, your own apartment, financial situation).
“ALL OF THIS THESE THINGS I JUST MENTIONED HAS AN EFFECT ON YOUR CHANCES OF BEING A SUCCESSFUL SELF-EMPLOYED ENTREPRENEUR. ARE YOU ABLE TOO THINK LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR IN YOUR CURRENT SITUATION, AND IF NOT, HOW CAN YOU MAKE IT A REALITY”
I know this may all sound a little tough, but I’m sorry it’s true. I know this because my road to success becoming a self-employed entrepreneur was not easy. I am a single parent and I have a incredible little boy named Tyler who is 10 years old.went through hell to get to the level of success I am at now. In 2012 I decided, with the support of my beautiful wife, to become self-employed and start my on business online. It was actually both our dreams to be self-employed so after about a year discussing it and being scared to take that leap we decided to go for it. I knew in my heart that Danette, my wife, and I were both mentally strong and were able to handle the pressure of taking care of the family while building our business online. So we decided it be best that I work online during the day with the business and she would work online at night. That way we both could take care of our son and the house when the other was online working. Well it all seemed perfect until she suddenly passed away in late 2012, and it seemed at the time so did all of our dreams of being self-employed and living the dream life together as online entrepreneurs. It took me about 5 months after serious sacrifice and after long nights of looking deep into my heart to see exactly it was that I wanted now that my wife was gone. What I realized is Danette would not want me to quit and my son still deserves the best life possible. So I took the last money I had and once again started the road to becoming a successful self-employed entrepreneur. I almost quit a few times but I never stopped thinking like an entrepreneur, I never let my fears and other peoples opinions stop me. Even though I was devastated with her death, and I had to be there 24/7 for our son because he is only 10 years old and he was also devastated I never once stopped thinking like an entrepreneur. So you can only imagine what I had to sacrifice to reach this level of success 2 years after my wife’s passing. I now making over $4,000 a month from home and I have a passive residual income of over $2,500 from Trafficwave. The rest is from Hostgator and money I make from this blog/website with adsense and from other affiliate offers.
So I am now doing what I truly love taking care of my son and I never have to do what someone else tells me to. So the best entrepreneur advice I could ever give to you is that to be a successful self-employed entrepreneur you must learn to start THINKING like an entrepreneur. Never give regardless of what happens to you and if your willing to go through the sacrifices that you may have to go through to reach being self-employed then you’ll achieve everything you have ever wanted in life, especially becoming a successful self-employed entrepreneur!