“Never start a business just to make money. Start a business to make a difference.” – Marie Forleo
Building your own business can be powerful in a life alternating way. With the right attitude and purpose you can also have a great deal of fun with the process.
Being an entrepreneur or business owner has its own unique challenges and it’s far from easy. But, the rewards go above and beyond the alternatives out there. With some wise small business tips, creative scheduling, and persistence, you can enjoy great freedom!
Here are just a few of the reasons building your own business and brand can be so much fun…
You Are Your Own Boss
Being your own boss comes with more responsibility sure, but it trumps sitting in a cubicle being told what to do any day! Want to make more money? You can scale up your business. Want to contract with your best friend? Go ahead. Sink or swim, at least you are in control.
You take the risk, but you are also the one who reaps the reward, not someone else.
You can control your destiny. You can build your dreams rather than making someone else’s dreams come true.
You Get to Figure Out Stuff
Marie Forleo is also famous for saying “Everything is figureoutable.”
Figuring out the process is part of the fun!
Running and growing your own business expands your knowledge base and personal self exponentially. I know of no greater way to learn than getting in there and doing.
Like a child building with blocks creating bigger and greater structures all the time, you can watch the process of your business grow!
Thrive on challenges rather than getting stuck in a rut. A good challenge is the fuel success needs!
You Can Change if You Want To
Do, test, adjust, and repeat. If something isn’t working in your business, you have the authority to change it. No red tape or bureaucracy to cut through. Want to give your website a makeover, hire different employees, or adjust your products and services, you can do so. You choose whom you work with and what you work on.
Again, it’s all about controlling your destiny and that of your business. Are you seeing the pattern here?
Work and Then Live Life
Since you don’t have to ask permission to change your schedule, you can adjust your work to your life. Want to meet your partner for lunch in the afternoon, feel free to do so. Need to work at six in the morning so you can make it to your kid’s game or dance recital? Go ahead. No longer are you stuck in someone else’s nine to five.
You may have more to do, but you choose when to do it.
Work life balance? You’ve totally got that!
Follow Your Passions
You want to start a business, making clothes for rubber duckies, hey I’m not judging, then be my guest. If there doesn’t seem to be a market for your passion, you can create one. If that doesn’t work, remember you control your schedule. You can always pursue those passions in your free time.
Entrepreneurs put so much into their businesses and often work long hours because they want to. It is a passion, a pursuit that they love.
Follow Your Passions
Look what you did there, you amazing person you!
Your boss didn’t do it, not your colleague, you! It may have been a collaborative effort. I’m sure your received help and advice along the way. But, at the end of the day, your business is your creation.
That is certainly something to be PROUD of!
Likely you will find many people who are interested in your story. How you work and what you do. You can make connections, uplift others, and bask in the knowledge that you gave something back to the world.
Which brings us to reason #7,
The Connections and Relationships
Are you actually counting the number of reasons or are you just taking my word that this is the 7th reason?
Being able to choose whom you work with, makes life so much more pleasant. You can connect with your clients and customers on a deeper level when you build your own business.
You also have a greater opportunity to connect with people who are doing the same. Entrepreneurs are some of the most passionate people and sharers of information I know. Build relationships that last and benefit all.
You now have seven reasons that make building your own business fun! There are many more. It takes work and dedication, but is lovely, oh so lovely…
If you like the article, do not share it on Facebook, don’t tweet about it, or don’t even re-blog it! Stop whatever you’re doing and get busy building your business.
Okay, I was kidding about the not sharing part. Please share the post with your friends, I’d appreciate it 🙂