We’ve all dreamt about being self-employed but, is it really right for you? These next few points should be able to let you know whether you’re ready to take that big leap of faith.
You don’t enjoy your job anymore
This may sound like a no-brainer. However, we’re not talking about you not liking your boss, hating your co-worker or disliking doing certain tasks. This is when you have that sudden realisation that you are deeply unsatisfied with your current employment. You should wake up feeling excited about work each morning. We spend most of days working why would you waste that being somewhere that doesn’t fulfil you?
You don’t want to work for someone else anymore
It can be really disheartening to put everything you have into a project or a task only to see it benefit those above you on the ladder. When you choose to become self-employed your efforts and their outcomes are solely your own.
Your ideas are being ignored
We’ve all been there; you have a great idea and you think it’s going to go down really well but you get no response at all or they don’t see the potential positive outcomes. If you believe in your ideas then don’t give them away anymore, strike out on your own, just you and your ideas.
You want to choose your own hours
The 9 -5 isn’t really doing it for you anymore. You may have other commitments that require more flexibility or maybe your best working hours aren’t within that timeframe. Whatever the reason at least when you’re working for yourself you pick your own hours (to a certain extent anyway).
You work best independently
This isn’t to say that you don’t like people (although that may be the case). However, you find that you can get more done when working on your own. You also rarely have to rely on other people to help you to complete complex tasks.
You’ve done your homework
Being self-employed is hard work and comes with its own set of hurdles so it’s important that you look into it properly before taking the plunge. A fantastic way of doing this is to start your new business venture off whilst you’re still employed. This way you can see if your business model works and still be able to pay all your bills and you know…eat!
Whatever you do, make sure you’re happy. Life is too short to work a job you hate.