Do you have what it takes to run your own business?Hey, let’s not kid ourselves here. Yes, there are many benefits and rewards to starting-up and running your own business – that’s for sure. But there are also risks and stresses.
Let me add that I have been running my own business for some 20+ years - so it has been a long time since I have reported to another “boss”. Truth be told, I’ve become so used to being my own boss and being in control of my business destiny (well, apart from factors like the GFC that sometimes will throw a grenade in even the best of business plans) that I would find it very difficult to return to working in a corporate role.
However, maybe you're feeling anxious about the prospect of losing some job security if you were to become self-employed - so I would say this to you …….. Consider in 20 years’ time, how deeply would you regret not taking the risk? Would you possibly look back and feel disappointed that you didn't have more faith in yourself?
“May all your dreams but one come true – for what is life without a dream”
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And finally, one last short video on the theme of Lean Start-Ups - which is based on the principle of getting your product to market as soon as it is "workable" rather than being obsessive and waiting for "perfection". ... Technically minded entrepreneurs often want to keep adding extra features to their initial product design - which create further delays to market release. The idea of a lean start-up is that you can incorporate customer feedback as an iterative and ongoing process of product improvement, after release.
About the author
Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a training business in Melbourne, Australia. He is an experienced management coach with a passion for helping people achieve their goals in life and business. You can find out more about Brian at his Google + profile