Achieving financial independence is still a dream for millions of people. Every year, thousands of people apply for jobs but most of these people have yet to enjoy the benefits of financial independence! Instead of getting employed, those in pursuit of financial stability should consider SELF-employment. This is one of the ventures that can help you earn the financial freedom you have always desired!
Self-employment is a venture that is both promising and risky. For people to succeed in self-employment, they have to be prepared to work extra hard and “smart.” In addition to being smart at work, people should also be willing to overcome the perceived myths about self-employment.
Here are a few self-employment myths:
Self-employment is full of risks
To succeed in self-employment, one of the myths you should try to dispel is the fact that this type of employment is too risky. Instead of considering challenges as risks, you should always attempt to uncover the available challenges every time you encounter a risk!
Those who are self-employed are always forced to do more
A few years ago, working hard was a requirement for self-employed people. Today, many things have changed! Instead of working long hours and doing a lot to earn money, people only need to work smart. With the right strategies and plans (and outsourcing) it is now possible for any person to have a very balanced work/life.
Enterprises are built to be sold
Building brands is a tough job! This task often requires collective responsibility. Ownership of brands is however, not always a collective responsibility. To build a top brand, you need to understand that businesses can be run for a lifetime. You will not necessarily have the need to transfer the ownership of your business if you focus on building a long lasting empire! You don’t have to sell it.
Self-employment is draining
I hate to be tough on you but… You must always be willing to deal with challenges. With that being said, challenges don’t have to be stressful. Just like any other form of employment, this type of employment has challenges. These challenges are however, not necessarily stressful! All those who are determined can easily make it in self-employment.
Self-employment compromises a person’s financial security
Just like any career, self-employment has it’s risks and benefits. Contrary to most peoples’ beliefs, self-employment does not necessary jeopardize other sources of income. To avoid complete failure, you can always expand or venture into at least several enterprises. In fact, I recommend it!
Clients always have the final word
Self-employment is unpopular due to a number of reasons. One of these reasons is the fact that the clients one serves always have something to say! The clients’ words are not always the final word though! The truth is that every person has power over their business. Listening to what customers have to say is necessary but you don’t need to be a doormat!
Self-employment is too complicated
Being your own boss is not always easy. I’m not going to lie. Running a successful business is no more complicated than the rest of life. Self-employment is not a complicated affair though. It’s a learning experience where—unlike your current job—all training and learning you do is for YOU; not the company. Just consider it a learning experience that can help make your dreams a reality!
Is self-employment for you?
I firmly believe almost anyone can have a successful and profitable business. The benefits of self-employment are numerous. If you are passionate about getting the *most* out of your life, then you have what it takes to become self-employed and I highly encourage you to do it. If you have a specific challenge, please ask me about it. I’m sure I can be of some help!