Originally published on May 17, 2016 @ 12:02 pm
Many of us want to be our own boss. Reasons can be many. After interviewing various people from many different industries, I have found many common reasons that people give.
Reasons that people want to be their own boss:
- I hate my job
- I hate my boss
- I want to be rich
- I want to earn more money
- I want to be financially free
- I want to travel around the world
- I’m worried about my future
Are these your reasons as well? Do you want to be your own boss?
However do you know what it takes to be an entrepreneur? What is your dream?
Watch this video on the secrets to grow as an entrepreneur by Jack Ma – The founder of Alibaba Group.
Some of the takeaways are:
1. Believe something is in for you
You may start with a poor family, you may come from the lousiest university, or you are stuck in a low paying job. Don’t give up. Believe that something is in for you. Believe that you will be achieving something great.
2. Think different
Think differently from the herd. If you want to change the world, first change yourself.
3. Always be optimisic about your future
No matter how bleak the present situation is, always think how good will the future be. The most successful people are the ones which were poor and broke once.
4. Stop complaining, do something about it
Stop complaining about how the world is unfair. The world is indeed unfair!! If you got a problem, do something about it!
5. Find a group of people who shares your dream to work together
Find a group that shares your ideas and dreams. The group effect will motivate you to work hard to improve yourself.
6. Be prepared to work hard
Be prepared to work hard. Success doesn’t come overnight. It takes years to build success. People see successful people as overnight sensation. But they do not know the effort these people make to be successful.
“Either work for others, or work for yourself. And I choose the way – Work For Myself.” – Jack Ma