In the past few months I’ve written some five blog posts, edited many others, written press releases, designed more often than not, worked with a team whose attitude is greater than their capability and have been challenged at every step about my own capability and patience to take inefficiencies.
Well, when you work for someone else you need to be able to take crap and yes, huge amount of sub-standard sh*t which you would have simply throw out earlier. It’s been difficult after five years of working on your terms that you need to depend on others. After five years of being in control, you need to look at others to have some semblance of the situation.
Internally, it’s been a huge learning experience. Anger management, language management, attitude management and whole host of other things that come with working with all kinds of people. Guess, it has to do a lot with the next stage in life as well…
So, here are three things I want entrepreneurs to consider before deciding to take on something else:
- If you decide to take something else for some extra dough cause your life stage demands it, reconsider.
Work harder at what you are doing and think twice whether the mental exertion will be worth it
- Evaluate what is more important. Freedom to choose the work you want to do or again, the extra dough
- Reason and check your personality type. See what kind of a boss are you – kind and motivating or a one man show – A one man show is good when working for yourself, in a company with ‘processes’ you get agitated with bureaucratic delay
Hope this helps in making you in making your decision. Me? I’m still evolving.