Working for someone else means as an employee, management is required to provide coffee breaks, lunch, and a regular workday. Plus, vacation time. It’s the law. They can’t boss you around at will.
I have always wanted to be my own boss.
As an entrepreneur, I see my boss every time I look in a mirror. I can’t shake him. Not only do we share ideas, but he will also throw me curveballs which make me reconsider some of my thoughts and decisions. Obviously, this back and forth keeps me on my toes. It’s one of the reasons I desired an entrepreneurial path.
If I’m going to question management, I must get back to the mirror. It’s a necessary reflection on the process.
I’m always thinking about my business.
I have a voice recorder that I keep close as I’m always on the clock. When ideas appear, whether through conversations or as a result of something I’ve read or heard in the media, they need to be recorded so they’re not lost. These snippets then provide much food for thought later.
Self-motivation is an ability I acquired early on. There is little down-time. Entrepreneurs must accept these requirements and boundaries in order to experience success.