Becoming an entrepreneur is probably one of the best decision you’ll ever make in your lifetime. The highest paying job in the world even though it’s not literally a job is being an entrepreneur. There are lot of high paying professions around the world, but all the world richest people are entrepreneurs.
The richest man in the world Jeff Bezos, is an entrepreneur, he founded the e-commerce colossus, Amazon, in 1994 out of his garage in Seattle, now he’s worth over $130billion. Other examples of entrepreneurs who are making money big time include the founder of Microsoft Corporation,Bill Gate, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and Africa richest man and chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.
The salary you earn is high, but something keeps nudging you that you can do better than the amount you are earning, If you are in doubt, the followings are reasons that will motivate you to take the bold step and become your own boss.
There is nothing as valuable as freedom. The opportunities that come with being an entrepreneur are unquantifiable. You call the shots; you decide your own fate and that of your business, design policies that will help grow your business. You don’t have to answer to anybody and you are not restricted to a box of 8 to 5 when it comes to working hours. As a matter of fact, slavery is associated with paid employment. The rigidity in it may not give you the liberty to explore what you can deliver. The freedom you are going to enjoy should not stop you from being self-disciplined. While you enjoy the freedom associated with being self-employed ensure that your purpose of being an entrepreneur is not defeated. Make money on schedule.
2. Job Security
Many are fired from work for one reason or the other, in some cases it’s nepotism; when an employee is fired from work for a relative, and in some cases, sexual harassment; when someone in higher position fires an employee because they won’t give in to sexual advances from them, and in other cases just gross misconduct of the employee. In fact, these days, employees are made to sign contracts that they could be dismissed at any time at the discretion of the employers. Even when an employer is unwilling to sack his workers, economic hurdles may make him to tell you good bye. After all you cannot work for free. There is no need to be emotional about the situation; the rational approach to matters is that you become your own boss. Nobody will fire you from your own work. While working, endeavour to treat your clients properly and you will never be out of job. Isn’t Entrepreneurship sweet?
3. Opportunity to grow
Not to dis-respect other professions but you will hardly see a billionaire Doctor, Nurse, Lawyer, or say a Piliot, irrespective of the country and the currency, paid employers are hardly millionaires. The top twenty richest people in the world own their businesses, they are entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity of becoming big if you are consistent and hardworking. Contracts come to you directly and to your organisation, you get to execute the contract on your own and make all the profits on your own. Even if you are starting small now, there’s always a big chance you will hit it big one day, eventually. There is nothing to hit big in a paid employment.
4. Opportunity to empower others
When you are restricted to paid employment, it is very difficult for you to empower other people. Even if you desire to do so, your salary is limiting you. Entrepreneurship gives you an opportunity to empower others. You get to employ people and put smile on their faces as they cater for themselves and their family through the money you pay as salaries.
5. You leave a legacy behind
The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs is dead, but his legacy is Apple. If Steve Jobs had taken the path of paid employment, he wouldn’t be remembered for what he is today; he might not be remembered at all. When you make the bold step of becoming an entrepreneur, you are creating an opportunity to leave a legacy behind. Your children and the generations after them may not go into poverty just because you are bold enough to shun the paid employment and get established as an entrepreneur.
Don’t rush, count the cost, do your survey, weigh your options, consider your strengths and area of expertise, then leap! Who knows you might end up the richest person in the world.