There’s no mistaking that feeling of contempt as you log on or clock in for another days’ work. Another 8 or more hours of mental or physical labour and wondering if you’re destined for something else, something better than this…
Believe it or not, more people than ever are moving away from traditional employment and starting their own business instead. The benefits are obvious. You get to be your own boss. Set your own hours and you’re the master of your own destiny and success. But, are you really ready for this kind of responsibility? You may have a great idea, but do you have the drive and the dedication to pull it off?
We’ve all been there. But how do you know you’re ready for this challenge? Or is it all just contempt for your current role and lack of opportunities? Here we’ll explore the clear signs that you’re ready to start your own business.
You’re seeking empowerment and encouragement
Often, people who are tempted by the idea of starting their own business allow their fear of the unknown and their doubts creep in and crush their dreams. But if you’ve already sought advice from spiritual sources then you’re definitely showing signs of commitment. Those with spiritual jobs and roles are there to offer comfort and guidance when we’re struggling to find clarity and closure. It’s incredibly common for those seeking career advice to reach out to psychics, mediums and even Tarot readers for advice and encouragement.
You have uncapped passion for your idea
Of course, any business mogul will tell you that passion isn’t enough to make you and your business a success. However, it makes a strong foundation and it’s absolutely essential if you want to get ahead. You simply cannot start a business without it. There’s a stark difference between passion for a new venture and disdain for your current role, so make sure you know which one you have before you embark on your business journey.
You already have a plan
A business plan is essential. So if you’ve already written a detailed forecast of the next five years then you’re probably good to go. Even if you’ve written a brief outline in your notebook then you’re already showing signs of dedication and forward-thinking.
You already know your brand
Whether you’re still playing around with ideas and logos, or you already have something in mind. A solid sign that you’re ready to start your own business is a strong brand identity. You’re already connecting the dots between your brand and your target market, creating a brand that conveys class and quality, something fun or something your potential customers can trust.
And finally, you’ve waited
Often when something drastic happens in our lives, we respond to these changes with a variety of knee-jerk reactions. Leaving a partner, deciding to get a pet, moving house and you’ve guessed it – throwing money at a business idea to get back at your boss and all those doubters. Life is full of change, but if you’re truly dedicated to your business idea then you’ll still feel a passion for it once those feelings of uncertainty or frustration have passed. Only then will you be truly ready to start your own business!