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10 Signs You Are An Entrepreneur Stuck As An Employee

Have you ever sat down and thought that you were indeed an Entrepreneur Stuck As An Employee?  Of course you have and most likely did this while at your workplace…thinking about the possibilities of entrepreneurship.  Every entrepreneur at one point in their life had that same thought and probably experienced the same level of frustration you did as an employee.  The beauty of entrepreneurship is that you can make it happen on your own initiative.

In many cases, the company or organization you are employed at may not have an opportunity for you to expand your career path or have not demonstrated any interest in advancing your opportunities.  Every beginning starts with an effective Business Plan.  We have met many businesses who failed to put the necessary framework in place prior to their Business Launch and faced tremendous struggles in evolving the business model.

In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. — Peter F. Drucker

Here are our Top 10 Signs You Are An Entrepreneur Stuck As An Employee

1.  Desire for a greater challenge

Employees often don’t want to do the same job for decades and quite often are searching for the type of career transition that will bring new opportunities and greater challenges.  If you aren’t satisfied with your current job or the options available to you, you may need to explore what entrepreneurial options are available to you and be willing to take the chance on something brand new.

2.  Started a business on the side 

Many individuals already split their work life between two jobs — a primary job that pays the bills and one that feeds their creative or entrepreneurial side.  Whether they’re producing products or performing services, individuals use this as an opportunity to supplement their fixed salary.  Sometimes, with hard work and a luck, your side business may become profitable enough to replace your day job.  However, launching a business requires more than a little bit of luck.

3.  You are a true dreamer 

Every business begins with a dream.  It is up to you to develop that dream into a vision.   Entrepreneurs demonstrate a passion which in many cases, a 9-to-5 job will probably never offer throughout your career.  The excitement you feel deep down often surpasses the level of excitement you demonstrate on the job and you know that you need be outside of the workplace to achieve greatness.

4.  You don’t need a boss

In fact, you were never meant to have one and find yourself even more frustrated taking orders without just reward.  Are you the type of person who doesn’t need to check in with higher powers or need validation that your work meets an acceptable standard?  Of course not, you prefer to oversee your own work, business and life in the path you choose.

5.  You seek independence 

Your biggest priority is seeking a level of personal independence to allow you do what you want when you want to do it.  You have a steady cache of ideas to pursue, products and services to create or offer and a vision of an entrepreneurial lifestyle which can facilitate your dreams.  An entrepreneur stuck on a 9-to-5 job seeks freedom from the mundane tasks associated with employment.

6.  Boredom is driving you to drink 

You are beyond bored at work, you are not challenged and you feel that you’re just going through the motions while at work.  Many businesses fail to keep staff motivated and employees can easily become bored on a 9-to-5 job.  So instead of being productive, individuals often feel it wastes your time and creative genius on a job.  Let’s not talk about the structure of the workplace, the meetings and dealing with the office informant.  The boredom drives you to drink and you want an opportunity to do your own important work.

7.  Your salary is stuck on stupid

You realize that your level of compensation is not matching your production value to the organization.  You consider leaving to find new employment to improve your overall benefits but deep down, you realize that you will never be able to achieve true entrepreneurship while working a 9-to-5 job.

8.  Your job is nothing more than security 

Everyone loves security and your present job may provide just the security you and your family needs.  But does it fulfill your desire to achieve greatness?  At the end of every shift, do you go home feeling accomplished or can’t wait to get back in the next day?  As you sit down and evaluate these questions, you probably have some doubt about the value of security versus the importance of opportunity.

9.  You are awesome at multitasking

Besides having an uncanny ability to focus, you are simply amazing at moving in multiple directions at once.  The art of multitasking is a gift which many entrepreneurial business owners excel at in order to balance building a successful business and life.  This high level of energy can lead to amazing accomplishments and help convince you that you are indeed an entrepreneur stuck as an employee.

10.  You are committed to turning an awesome idea into a business

Most people with ideas don’t build businesses and make the mistake of hoarding ideas towards the future.  We tell countless amounts of individuals that while you are thinking about an idea…there is an entrepreneur out there bring that idea to fruition.  The biggest mistake you make is not focusing in on the idea which brings the most passion out of you while simultaneously provides the most value to your potential consumers.

What’s Next?

If you answered yes to most of these questions and have been feeling this way about your 9-to-5 job, then it can be a sign that you’re an entrepreneur stuck as an employee and ready for something new.  A sign to begin evaluating the prospects of entrepreneurship and begin building a framework for the future.  Taking a step in a direction which you never thought possible is easily the best first steps you could take on the road to entrepreneurship.

Our consulting services are a tremendous benefit to individuals who may be considering ditching the 9-to-5 routine to become self-employed.  Many people like yourself, often ignore the idea of entrepreneurship and instead try to fix their frustrations with a temporary bandaid.  Don’t be that entrepreneur stuck as an employee.  Get in touch with us today and take action.  Our approach stresses the need to develop a strategy to guide their transition from employee to entrepreneur and helps fill all the gaps along the way.



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