Being your own boss is an idea that has a certain sense of glamour in 2020 with the rise of entrepreneurialism. But today I’m going to share with you the bad side.
Now you could say I’m part of the problem on this topic. I create content that helps people become their own boss. I interviewed Andrew a while ago about he’s managed to make his private label business a full-time endeavour at just 19 years of age.
And whilst I love seeing that, I also know that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. There are some people who freak out the moment a problem arises, not realising that the entrepreneurial journey exists within the context of solving problems.
If you aren’t solving problems, you aren’t an entrepreneur.
So, in an attempt to scare some of you who aren’t meant to try and be entrepreneurs off, I thought I’d let you know the things I dislike most about being my own boss, whilst also offering some remedies for how to...
For a super in-depth video on this topic, see YouTube.
What's up interwebs?! Well here we go... I avoided this like the plague for so long, but here I am. In this, my first ever blog post and accompanying YouTube video I'm going to be sharing about why I avoided it, why I'm starting it, and where we're going on this journey.
First, a bit about me. My name is Ben, I'm 31 and married to my childhood sweetheart with 2 amazing kids. Real 2.4 children kind of stuff. Ever since I can remember I've had a keen interest in business. My first venture that I remember was around the age of 11. I'd just started high school and was selling gel pens on the black market to my fellow students. I would buy 10 for £1 and sell 2 for £1. "premium gel pens" I called them. No overheads that's an 80% profit margin. Nice for a while, but the demand didn't last.
So I begged my mum to let me get a job at 12 and eventually, somehow, managed to snag one at a hotel for £2.50 an hour. Pretty sure that was highly illegal even in the...