Welcome back to MiddleMe and a start of a brand new week! Continuing where we left off last week on another 5 reasons why you should give yourself a bigger credit if you are working for yourself because you deserve it.
Impact of Failure
No impact is greater when you fail on your own business. Some will find failure harder to deal with when your business is so personal (after all you build something out of nothing with your bare hands). If you are working for a company, you probably will shrug the failure off your shoulders and take it as a mistake learnt, but for your own work, it has dire results like losing your clients or your customers giving you a bad word of mouth.
You wear many hats when you are working for yourself. You are the sales, the customer service, the operation and the accountant. You make up the rules, the procedures and the processes. All these decisions are extremely crucial and will impact your business, most importantly – your customers. Meanwhile, when you are an employee, you tend to carry only one role (unless you have the devil for a boss).
No Pat on the Back
You usually worked alone as a freelancer even if you are an entrepreneur and have a team, it does get lonely being right at the top. The only way you will ever be praised if when you see your profits growing, or you get a great review of your work, or your clients tell you so.
Kill the Procrastination
It is so easy to push back on what you need to accomplish today by saying “I’ll have all day tomorrow to do it.” or “Let me finish watching the next episode of Scandal before I start on the project.” It takes an enormous load of determination to stay focus and on goal. I know I have been tempted many times to just to put my feet up and have a cup of tea rather than to tackle my next writing assignment. If you work in a company, you won’t get such luxury because whatever task handed down by your boss, the deadline was like…yesterday.
No Guidance / No Feedback
Unlike in the corporate world, you don’t get an appraisal from your boss. The only boss you have is your clients, and it is way too late when they start dropping you like flies because your work is sloppy or not up to their expectations.
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