Boss With a 9-5
Are you a entrepreneur? Has your new business not taken off like you thought it would? Working for yourself isn’t a breeze, but preparation and discipline are essential.
it takes hard work
Yes, a boss with a 9-5…. that’s life. Unless, of course, you’re born into money or get lucky. Let’s face it, most of the successful people in the world today worked a 9-5 before. There are many stories about celebrities who came from the bottom and worked their way to the top. The important fact is that they reaped what they sowed at the end of the day. Having a normal job doesn’t make you less successful. Good things come to those who wait. Life does not just fall together within the snap of your fingers, it takes patience and dedication.
We live in a world where everyone wants everything now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to have dreams and goals but everyone needs plan B. If you want to build your own business, that’s fine…but how are you going to work your way up to the top? Think about it, starting a business requires money. Whether you are going to rent out a place or set it up online. How will you make the money required to start the first step? Yes, you can take out a loan but remember that’s something you’ll soon have to pay back. Since you cannot look into the future what will you do if your business is not successful at first? How will you pay the bills or have enough money to take care of yourself? That’s where your 9-5 needs to come in my friend.
Now, there is an ideal way to be a worker and businessman/woman at the same time. No, it’s not easy, but this way will ensure you have some type of income. So, whatever your 9-5 may be, continue to work in that area regardless of your circumstance. Yes, I know this may not be your dream job but remember, we’re working our way to the top. While you’re working your 9-5, find ways to market your business. Before your product even launches, you should have multiple social media outlets along with a website to promote your business. This helps makes potential customers curious and also very excited for the launch. You can even set have free samples for people to try before the product releases. Networking is very important. Meet people who support your vision and will possibly collaborate with or sponsor you. This should all be done prior to the start of the business.
Budgeting is very important when it comes to starting your business. You should always make sure you have enough money to pay for your essentials before placing it somewhere else. This is why it’s always good to have a job. This is a guaranteed source of income for your pockets. Even if you decide to take out a loan, you will more comfortable when paying it back. Business always comes with trials and errors. Don’t be afraid to fail or reach out for help. Remember having a 9-5 doesn’t mean you are not successful. You have to fight for what you want in life but do it with conscious planning. Everything doesn’t go perfectly in the beginning but this is only a learning experience that helps you grow. Always have a plan, execute it, and find ways to improve.