A number of years ago I knew that it was time for me to get out of the rat race. I could just tell because even though I loved my job, I couldn’t stand going into work every day. It felt like torture. Following other people’s silly rules, not having control over my own calendar, and having the desire to help with bigger picture problems.
I wanted desperately to be creative and helpful to other people while making good money. I came to the realization that working for another person or another company was not going to do that for me.
Here is a list of behaviors and attitudes you can look for in yourself to determine whether or not you are ready to be an entrepreneur.
You can’t even…
•listen to one more second of office gossip.
•stop thinking of ways to make money other than your job.
•sit through a sales meeting.
•feel as though you’d miss your clients more than your co-workers or boss!
•hear your self saying “if this were my company I would do things differently”?
•resent the company because you are working your tail off to make someone else money?
Do you get excited when you envision…
•late night planning sessions?
•networking with new people to tell them about you’re doing?
•paying yourself for the first time?
They say that an entrepreneur is someone who gives up working 40 hours a week to work 24 hours a day. I would agree. And after working 24 hours a day for four years, I wouldn’t want it any other way.