Be Your Own Boss!
You have a dream of being your own boss.
That is a worthy and noble dream. However, you are the one who determines
whether it is a dream or a fantasy.... And not everyone is ready to be their own boss.
How do you know if you are ready... or if you have
what it takes?
First of all, review this checklist to see if you are a
Next, examine why you want to start your own business
(yep, to be your own boss, you have to start a business.) This can help you determine if you have a dream or
Decide on the right business for you. I would
suggest something you are passionate about. If it's fun, it doesn't feel like work, does it?
Decide if you are going to be only
offline (brick and mortar), only online (web-based) or a combination of the
two (clicks and mortar.)
Investigate what kind of effort and capital you are going to be able/willing to
invest in your business.
Take stock of all the above. Still want to open a
Okay! Now is the time to
formulate a plan to get there. Naturally, I recommend my Master Design program. It will take you from discovering your passion/mission
to where you want to be in the next 3 years... and how to get there.
I don't recommend that you quit your current
job in favor of your new business, until you have it going well. This is an established concept... it has
been called "moonlighting", "side business", "home-based business", and many other terms.) Of course, if your
situation has already left you without a job... then you need to start scrambling, don't you?
And, by the way, I really do think that
everyone should work on starting their own business... even if it is just a small "coffee table" business that can
be worked on for an hour in the evenings and on weekends.