By Perminus Wainaina
As an entrepreneur myself, I have discovered that plunging into self-employment is a reserve of those who are NOT afraid to take risks.
Being an entrepreneur comes with a number of benefits.
For instance, you don’t always have to abide by the “8-5” rule. No one is keeping tabs on the time you open business and the time you close.
You drive yourself to wake up every morning and get your bread and butter.
Also, You don’t necessarily need to wait until end of the month to get your paycheck.
Another plus to working for your own company is that it allows you to be as creative and as unconventional as you want to be to achieve the goals that you want.
But what I have found to be the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur, is being able to provide employment opportunities for others.
And in the course of so doing, I have been honored to mentor and grow others especially in matters of career growth and mentorship.
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So does that mean that everyone should now work towards becoming an entrepreneur?
In case you are wondering, entrepreneurship is definitely NOT for everyone.
Not everyone is born to run their own business, take risks, encounter failures or employ others.
And that is why some people go into employment and fail. They don’t do it out of an innate desire to work for themselves but out of a quick fixed.
They don’t think the process through and quit their jobs to become self-employed without thinking twice.
But if you are determined to become an entrepreneur, then here are 6 simple things to consider:
1. You must be willing to take risks
To get something, you also be willing to give up something.
And more often than not, it means giving up a job, a salary at the end of the month, benefits, forgoing certain pleasures of life, selling your car (or not buying one) etc.
So before you dive into the deep end of entrepreneurship, ask yourself what risks you are willing to take to see your dream come to pass…