There are many reasons as to why you should become your own boss in 2014. Each year more and more people are becoming entrepreneurs, what is stopping you? When the proper plan of action and guidance, you could very well be able to succeed as an entrepreneur. Do not underestimate your greatness and think that being your own boss is not attainable. Check out these five reasons among many, in no particular order.
You Keep Saying You Will
Are you one of those people that keep making it a resolution every year to fire your boss? Now is the time to actually make it happen. Becoming a successful entrepreneur is one of the most gratifying feelings anyone can do. Instead of making it a goal just because it sounds good this year, actually set out to make it happen. Keep in mind that you do not have to begin the process alone, there are many books that can help you make the transition as well as coaching programs.
Build Your Legacy
Perhaps the best thing about being an entrepreneur is the legacy and impact you can have. As an employee, you have very little impact. However, when you own and operate a business you have a direct impact on the business. The goal of most entrepreneurs is to create something that will be around long after they are gone.
Be Your Own Boss
Let's be real, everyone wants to be his or her own boss. But are you cut out for it? In my opinion, if you can successfully be your own boss then there are not many other things in life that you cannot do. It requires a lot of discipline and sacrifice to be your own boss; therefore it builds character among entrepreneurs.
The safest economy is the one you create for yourself, contrary to popular belief. Starting a business is indeed the new "safe" career. You determine how much you make. If you work smart, you will make money. There is a great sense of security in being able to control your own destiny, do not underestimate that. As an entrepreneur, there are no limits to how much you can make. You will never have to worry about your boss calling you into the office to say that they can only afford to give you a 5% raise, or worse, they have you lay you off.
Who doesn't love freedom? You are not truly free as long as you are working for someone else. A great benefit of entrepreneurship is the freedom to do what you want to do. If you don't like something, you can change it. If you want to expand the services of your company, you can. If you want to take a week off to do some soul searching, you can! The freedom and flexibility you get as an entrepreneur are priceless. This is what drives most people to become entrepreneurs.