Thinking of starting your own business?
I get asked often what it’s like starting a business. I get asked this by people who tell me they hate their jobs and can’t wait to have enough money/time/energy/opportunity to start their own gigs.
Entrepreneurship, I’m learning, is about 3 things:
2. Having the hard conversation.
3. A complete and utter lack of security.
Most of the people I talk to, they try to avoid these 3 things like the plague. They hate sales more than life itself, and their favorite strategy for tough conversations is avoidance. As for security, people generally seek as much security as they can find, and when they can’t find more security, they seek the illusion of it.
If that’s you, then I don’t think you want to be your own boss. Really, I don’t.
What you want is a nice job you can hate every day that doesn’t involve sales, that comes with an HR department willing to have the tough conversation for you, and that provides the security of knowing you’ll probably get paid next Friday.
Yes, you’ll hate your job, and I think you’ll be much happier that way.
Jason Seiden is CEO of Ajax Workforce Marketing. Ajax amplifies brands by aligning employees' online messaging.