Employee or Entrepreneur, which is better?
I’m not someone who thinks that having your own business is “always” better than “having a job”. Experiencing both sides, I can tell you that each one comes with pros and cons, and I strongly believe that if you do your best, you can have a great future both as an employee and an entrepreneur.
Let’s make it clear from the beginning: there is no such thing as “which one is better”.
Having this in mind, it’s not about something good, bad, right, or wrong. It all depends on what fits you best and what kind of compromise can you accept. In other words, what’s the price you’re willing to pay to have what you want … and this principle applies in every area of your life, including career.
In the last few years being your own boss became a trend.
There are lots of articles and videos about this topic, and almost all of them present the employee’s life as a horror movie. Modern slavery kinda story. Well, I think that this approach is a bit exaggerated. Yes, working for someone else might have its own limitations, but being your own boss has its own dark side, too.
As an entrepreneur, you can have big payoffs, but don’t think that some kind-of fairy will come into your life and teach you all the new skills you need to succeed. She’s not gonna solve the challenges you’ll face, find clients, and develop new strategies and ideas for you! You’ll have to do it for yourself!
So, employee or entrepreneur?
Firstly, you should start by doing some research and ask yourself some questions to find out what you really want:
- What do I want and don’t want?
- What do I like and don’t like?
- Which is my vision about my career life?
- What does it take to be an entrepreneur, and what kind of responsibilities and knowledge are required?
- What does it take to be an employee, and what kind of responsibilities and knowledge are required?
As a result, if you’re a risk-taker, curious and competitive, with a strong will to do more and follow your ideas, entrepreneurship can be for you. On the other hand, if you like to have more certainty, reduce stress in your life, and don’t want to deal with other responsibilities outside your area of expertise, being an employee might be the best option for you.
In the end, the best choice is the one that fits you most. You are free to try and fail until you figure out what you want to do.
Best of luck!
PS: Employee or Entrepreneur … always remember to invest in yourself. Read books, take courses, meditate and spend less than you earn!