by Bernice Wood
Are you tired of going to work each day feeling that what you’re doing is pointless or meaningless? Do you not feel excitement about your work or field? Do you hate that you are away from your children so many hours each day? Would you like to have more time to just be?
What are you waiting for? Below are 8 reasons why you should be in business for yourself:
You can follow your passion
If you start your own business, you can start it doing something you are passionate about. Something that you are excited to get out of bed for each and every morning!
You can control your own destiny
By starting your own business, you are taking responsibility for your future and not leaving in the hands of a corporation or government. You have a driving force in your destiny.
You take the risks, and reap the rewards
Starting your own business has its risks, that is for sure, and you have to be willing to take some calculated risks. Once you do so though, YOU are the one who gets to reap the rewards.
You can choose who you work with and who not to
You have a choice as to what field you want to be in and what types of clients and customers you want to go after. You can even turn down the wrong type of customer! You have that authority!
You can get things done faster
No more busy work, no more waiting on coworkers or another department to get their part done to hand over to you. No more inefficient processes. You decide the workflow.
You can connect with your customers
In many jobs today, you do not see or even know who your “customers” are. In large businesses, there may be many levels of business between you and the customer. When you start your own business, you can have the opportunity to know and meet your customers, and this in itself can be very rewarding!
You can feel pride in something of your own
Building a viable business is something to be proud of! You did it with your own two hands! And even if you had some help and support (which you probably will!) just knowing that YOU are behind that success is awesome!
You can find your own work/life balance
While starting your own business can take quite a bit of effort, energy and countless hours of work, you can still have input into your work/life balance. Being the boss gives you the ability to make the hard choices about your business to help it mesh and flow with your family.
Many women today value work/life balance as much as their earnings, as we have learned that having it all may be possible, but is it really what we want?
If you find that you are having difficulty with your work/life balance, the author’s website Living the Balanced Life is a good place to begin.