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Five signs it’s time to be your own boss.

This pandemic has given people a lot of time to think. Usually, everyone is racing around too busy doing their life rather than living it.

But this pandemic has forced many of us to slow down. The surprising upside of this is, most people are finding out that they prefer a slower pace, and they are not looking forward going back to their hectic life pre-pandemic.

Working for someone else is hard when you have a business idea that is constantly on your mind. But that is not enough for you to take the leap and start your own thing, right? You need affirmation that starting your own business is the right move to make.

Here are a few signs that can help you recognize when it’s time to move on from being an employee and become your own boss.

1. The idea is always on your mind.

When the thought of being your own boss and envisioning your business won’t stop, it probably means it is meant to be. Go ahead and start brainstorming, do your research and start growing your community. Once you have the essentials ready- start thinking about going all in, taking risks is scary, but if it has always been your dream- you know it is worth a try.

2. You are ready to take risks.

Entrepreneurs are natural risk-takers. Now, that isn’t to say that you take risks all the time without any care or thought of the outcome – it’s all about calculated risks. You must be willing to go out on the ledge occasionally when you see the potential for great returns. Believe in your ability and your goal, you are bound to bounce back.

3. You want to control your time.

Aspiring entrepreneurs realize that it is hard to take charge of your time when other people control 40 to 80 of your hours per week. Entrepreneurs usually work a lot of hours — often more than they did in their day job, initially. Whatever the reason, when you are your own boss, you’ll decide when you start and stop working, and you won’t have to make excuses to anyone (apart from to yourself).

4. You enjoy learning.

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott. Like the world in its entirety, the business world can be one big mystery. To successfully build your business you need to continuously feed yourself with knowledge and skills. EduGrowth’s Enterprise Generator programme will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to set up and run a successful business.

5. You are skilled at building relationships.

People constitute the world and influence how it runs. So, it’s a no brainer that they ought to be at the essence of any business venture. Whether inside or outside the company, you are going to need to find people to help you build your dream whether it’s mentors, freelancers, vendors or employees. Fostering relationships with clients and customers is also critical to long-term business success.

There are many other signs you should consider before becoming an entrepreneur, but these are some of the key ones that most entrepreneurial people notice. You may have read this over and thought “WOW, I have more signs in me then I thought to succeed!” If that is the case, get out there and begin your own journey to starting a company.