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How To Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur...
by Jim Daniels

The 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.

Today I want to show you the secrets to making that happen...

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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 questions.

Do 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 conditions.

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. 

Do 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...

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Here are some more key differences between "employee thinkers" and entrepreneurs...

Monday mentality

Employees fear Monday. (Or, whatever the beginning day of their work week is.) 

Entrepreneurs are not bolted into a work week. They approach each day as a different chance to go after their dreams.

It’s not my problem mentality

Many employees have this mentality -- they view everything on the job by whether or not it's their problem.

Entrepreneurs view everything as their duty as they take ownership of what is happening in their business.

T. 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!

When 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.

Oh 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.

In closing...

Just 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.

The key is to recognize the traits you currently possess and the traits you need to develop as a business owner. Then slowly adapt them!


To your success,
Jim Daniels

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