I've been an entrepreneur since 2014, and the road of entrepreneurship has been rewarding, yet challenging. I've had to return back to the workplace to fund my entrepreneurial endeavors, and I've felt like a complete failure. I absolutely love being my own boss, but even more than the independence that comes from entrepreneurship, I know my purpose. But, you know what? Bills don't care about your plans, they just care about being paid.
Even if you've had to return to the workplace, you are still a entrepreneur. You're not hopeless or without direction. The land of health insurance, 401K and steady checks is not a prison sentence. In other words, you can be an employee and a entrepreneur - and thrive.
So, here is the question: How is your business really doing? Are you struggling to find the passion for running your business? Below are ten facts you should know if you're transitioning from entrepreneur to being an entrepreneur AND an employee.
Running a business does not have to be a lifelong commitment.
The workplace can give you experience that entrepreneurship cannot.
Being an employee can be temporary or seasonal. It's all up to you!
Taking a small business break can keep you from resenting the business you love.
The workplace can fund your entrepreneurial efforts.
Networking opportunities can be found within the workplace.
You may need to grow as a professional, and the workplace will indefinitely cause you to develop new skill sets.
Finding the right role for you in the workplace can be difficult, but it may also be a sign that your time in the workplace is meant to be temporary.
You don't have to be confined to be an employee or an entrepreneur.
Seasons change and we all have to learn how to change with it.
Dr. Dee Evans
CEO, Koinonia Training and Consulting
CEO, The Dee Evans Group
Dr. Dee Evans is an internationally recognized consultant and celebrity life coach. She has been awarded several leadership awards and she is a respected educator and Christian leader. She is the author of several books, which include: "God, I'm Disappointed, Procrastination: A Kingdom Perspective on the Theology of Work". Connect with Dr. Dee Evans by visiting the links below.
The Hey Sis. Podcast
Host: Dr. Dee Evans