It amuses me when I see people complaining about their jobs, more so in this current economic situation yet they continue to just do the job, regardless. Most of us hate being told what to do, when to do it, but that IS part of having a job. I hated it in many cases, depending on the job of course. ;o)
But it doesn’t have to be that way with most of us, we all have some unique value which we can build a business around, or turn into your paying expertise, whatever.
I just read an interesting post, in some way it shares how you can blur the barriers, why not act self employed while employed, just because you are in a Just Over Broke now it doesn’t mean you have to be someday in the future.
This could change your mindset which in some sense prepares you for the next step (leaving that job) while making you think “wtf was I doing making others rich with that crap job?”
I think we ALL have this entrepreneurship in us, although of course, to different degrees.
Who hasn’t thought, while looking at boss out of the corner of your eye “Id rather have my own bloody business”? :o)
The main lesson I learnt from my dad, who was nearly always working for himself after his early stint of working in docks here on Portland then sea diving abroad… was it never pays to have all your eggs in one basket and there really is very little that stops you, when you want it bad enough.
I have no doubt he was already planning to start his own business while employed!
Most of you locals will remember his old ice cream van business, and yes it was a good summer business until the ice cream wars started which put us as a family at risk… yeah that bad, crazy non local ice cream van owner (from Dorchester) actually tried to run my brother over! It was in the local papers too.
That put an end to a good business, did it stop him?
No.. not one bit, did he go get a job? No, did he heck, he started another!
What barriers are there, in your way?
Whatever they are, there is some way to overcome them, there really is only one thing stopping us, ourselves.
Do you think you could sack your boss…slowly?