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How To Transition from Employee
by Jim Daniels
idea of owning your own business is fantastic. But a transition has to
be made from the employee mentality to the entrepreneur mentality, in
order to make the leap successfully.
I want to show you the secrets to making that happen...
It’s crucial that you develop an entrepreneurial
mentality if you want any chance to
succeed in business on your own. And
there are gigantic differences between that and an employee mentality.
Many small business owners and even large business
owners for that matter, got their start as an employee. They worked for
somebody else. And you will likely go this route as well. I know I did.
The problem is, if you’ve been an employee for years, it may be
difficult to shake loose the bonds of the employee mentality.
What does this mean?
If you have an employee mentality, you're more likely to look to other
people to tell you what to do. That means that when you start your
business initially, you may find it difficult to take responsibility
for the successes and failures of your endeavor.
You see, as an employee, you have virtually no say about how the
business is executed. You just work hard to prove your value so that
you can stay employed.
If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, you must
think much differently.
Essentially the buck stops (and begins) with you.
You're responsible for the success and failure of your endeavor. And
you are the one who makes all the huge decisions (including who to
designate smaller decisions to!).
To discover if you're thinking like an employee or an entrepreneur,
take this fast quiz:
- Do you
confine your tasks/responsibilities to only what is required of you?
- If a
money setback happens, do you shrink your budget?
- Do you
constantly seek outside advice to make even daily decisions?
If you responded “yes” to more than one of these
questions, chances are you have an employee mentality. Here’s why those
with an entrepreneur mentality would answer “no” to most of those
you confine your tasks to only what is required of you?
This is classic employee behavior. They do what is required of them and
rarely more. But entrepreneurs understand that occasionally they have
to do things in their business that are “higher up” or “beneath” their
skill level. Their mental attitude is “if it has to get accomplished,
get it accomplished” and they're not adverse to rolling up their
sleeves and getting their hands dirty.
Entrepreneurs will seek ways to make more money. As an employee, you
could look for a 2nd job rather than cut your budget. If that would be
your choice, then you may make a good entrepreneur. That;s because
entrepreneurs look to develop their business when money gets tight.
Then expand their line of products and broaden their services.
They don’t let themselves get to be or remain a victim of fiscal
Employees usually tighten their budget when a money setback happens.
See the difference? Entrepreneurs refocus their business efforts and
find ways to bring in more money instead.
you constantly seek outside advice to make even daily decisions?
Are you a “check with the boss first” kind of employee? Or are you
willing to make decisions on the fly and take responsibility for those
decisions like a true entrepreneur does.
While business owners might seek out mentors to
guide them to expanded growth, they're in control of their day-to-day
actions and don’t need somebody else to tell them what to accomplish or
prompt them to accomplish it.
After this quick sponsor link we'll look at some more important
differences you need to be aware of...
Here are some more key differences between
"employee thinkers" and entrepreneurs...
Employees fear Monday. (Or, whatever the beginning day of their work
Entrepreneurs are not bolted into a work week. They
approach each day as a different chance to go after their dreams.
not my problem mentality
Many employees have this mentality -- they view everything on the job
by whether or not it's their problem.
everything as their duty as they take ownership of what is happening in
G. I. F. (Thank God It’s Friday) mentality
Employees are constantly looking forward to their off days.
Entrepreneurs are forever seeking ways to extend their business -- even
when they're not “working” they're thinking of ways to extend their
entrepreneurial pursuits. They look forward to each day!
am I going to receive a raise mentality
Too many employees think that raises ought to come according to the
calendar, instead of according to their work.
Entrepreneurs seldom consider when they'll receive
an increase. They realize that the more they work towards helping other
people the greater their reward will be.
no, what now mentality
Employees frequently have an “oh no” mentality, always waiting for
something else to go wrong and even relishing it.
Entrepreneurs conversely have a mastermind mentality. They realize that
excellent ideas come out of challenges.
There are a lot more mindsets that we may compare. As a matter of fact
if a few have come to mind for you as you read this write them down.
about anyone can successfully make the transition from employee to
business owners, whether they're starting a solo business like mine or
a business with a growing workforce.
key is to recognize the traits you currently possess and the traits you
need to develop as a business owner. Then slowly adapt them!
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