Excuses and more excuses, I feel a little constipated, I'll practice tomorrow instead. We all make up the away, often and in a variety of situations. It takes courage to do what requires a lot of you and then it's easy to make excuses. But if it's your own business you've dreamed of all yours, now is the time. No more excuses. Don't be a bitter old man, dare!
You've probably heard about the potential drawbacks, we list a few below:
- A lot of work.
- Laws and rules you have to know.
- A lot of paperwork to keep track of.
- Low pay.
- Uncertain income.
- No workmates.
- A grumpy partner because you're away a lot.
- Authorities requiring.
- Taxes that must be paid.
- If you are hiring, it is difficult to find "good" people.
- You have to do "everything" yourself.
- No holidays for years.
There are plenty of downsides to fear and that's a good thing. It separates the wheat from the chaff, which is why not everyone becomes self-employed. You simply need to be more stubborn and driven than others. It's also the best thing you have when the doubt comes, because it does, for everyone. But why put yourself through this? Well, because you don't want to die without trying, without taking the plunge, without daring!!
If you succeed in your business, there are also unlimited potential benefits for you, below we have a few:
- It gives you the satisfaction of working on what you believe in.
- You will develop a lot and learn a lot.
- You will have so much fun!
- You can earn more than your salary, you can also take dividends on your profits.
- You control your own hours and when you take holidays.
- Your partner will be happy, because you are happy.
- You'll feel more confident because you dared!
- You take control of your career and future.
- You are your own boss.
- You choose who you work with because you are the one who hires.
- You get to develop your dream.
- You can hire others to take care of what you don't know how to do or don't want to do.
A bunch of advantages and you can probably think of more. To get started, write them down and what you want to do. Write down your thoughts about what it will look like in a year's time, what dangers there are, what competitors and what opportunities. Write down how much you think you can sell for and what your costs will be. Your words and thoughts. No more than that. And if you can imagine it, you have a business plan. It doesn't have to be more difficult than that.
Read what you have written out loud to yourself, repeating this for a month. Taste what you say, imagine what it looks like. How does it feel? Talk to your loved ones. This process is important. I'm guessing you didn't get married or move in with someone after just one night on the town. Most likely you/they thought and felt for a while before you did. Sometimes it doesn't stick, sometimes it does. But either way, you took a chance. So is running a business.
This pre-work cuts out a lot of worry and reduces the margin of error once you start. Now you're on the threshold of your own business. Who wants to live halfway when you can live fully. Dare!! Dare with a big and humble heart, the journey will be more rewarding then.
Should you need a helping hand on your journey, do not hesitate to contact us at Saldo. Welcome to your new life as an entrepreneur!