As we made clear last week, the idea of becoming an entrepreneur is not a new one. People have been breaking out of the 9 to 5 grind to start their own businesses for longer than there has been a grind to break away from. Although the thought of leaving the security of a 9 to 5 job can be dauntingly frightening, more and more men and women are choosing to take that path. In this article, we will look at more reasons that so many are choosing entrepreneurship over the convenience of working for someone else.
They are Thrill-Seekers – As strange as it may sound to those who love the comfort of security, the entrepreneur is often a thrill-seeker who loves taking risks. Someone who loves the safety of working for a large company may not understand the thrill of jumping out on your own and flying without a net. To leave a place where all of the risks belongs to someone else and take all of the responsibility of making a business succeed on yourself can be quite thrilling. Whether they soar or crash, the entrepreneur jumps out of the plane with the highest expectations and thrives on the adrenaline that plunge brings. Even if they fall a thousand times, the entrepreneur is driven to get back up and jump again. This is exactly how we ended up with the light bulb.
They Love Being in Control – For many, the decision to become an entrepreneur was simply an act of taking control over their own life. Instead of waking every day and placing their livelihood in the hands of someone else, they chose to take it upon themselves to succeed. The entrepreneur gets to choose exactly how their brand will be represented, where their offices will be located, who will work with them and for them, how much time they will put into each project, and every other aspect of their business. For someone who wants to be in control and is tired of watching as others decide everything for them, entrepreneurship may be the perfect answer.
They Can Work and Play on Their Own Terms – Some entrepreneurs chose the lifestyle so that they could have more time with their families, with their friends, or simply more time to play. Although it is true that the more work an entrepreneur puts into an idea, the more chance there is for success, it is still important to balance work and play. While the traditional workforce allows only one or two weeks of vacation time for the average worker, an entrepreneur can travel as much as he or she desires, and often can even find ways to make traveling a part of their business. With more and more of the workforce becoming remote, traveling while on the job is even more possible, and the entrepreneur knows how to take advantage of that fact.
As we shared last week, there are several reasons that so many men and women are choosing to leave the traditional workforce and work for themselves. Entrepreneurs who are looking to start their business in the Wellington, New Zealand area might choose Offix as a place for their business office. Unlike traditional office space, Offix has open office space to rent in Wellington which can be leased by the day, the week, the month, or by the year, depending on your needs and budget. With amenities such as cleaning services, and private desks, private offices, meeting rooms, 24/7 access, video conferencing rooms and more, these shared and coworking spaces might be the perfect office solution for you.