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Why do you want to remain an employee instead of having your own business?

I've been running my own company for twenty years now because it's the only way I can manage to work. I find it fascinating that people have the energy to be employed and here are the reasons:

1. How can they work every day to achieve someone else's goals rather than their own?

2. How can they live with the thought that almost everything that happens at work, is up to somebody else to control and decide over?

3. How can they put up with the idea that ​​each monthly payment for a job well done is exactly the same? It doesn't matter if they are making a greater effort because they never earn more.

4. How can they, as adults, tolerate that they need to submit a vacation request every year and that the manager can say no to that application?

5. How can they remain in organizations that don't appreciate their efforts?

6. How can they tolerate managers who often are fearful and more concerned about their own job than to make great things happen?

7. What do they do with all the ideas they have that they know are good, but that nobody really listens to and takes seriously?

8. How can they stand the idea that a greater part of their waking time in life revolves around expectations that usually aren't met?

9. How can they cope with having such a small chance to become rich (either financially or spiritually) from their line of work?

10. How can they choose false security before excitement at work every day?

Well, what do you say? If you are employed and are tired of the conditions as an employee, there are many ways to go. I personally think you should start your own business because it gives you so much more freedom. The only bosses you have as an entrepreneur are your customers because they are the ones who pay you and give you the means to do whatever it is you like to do. Wouldn't it be great to have such a generous boss?

About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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