The greatest benefit of being an entrepreneur


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To be an entrepreneur is both empowering, a gift and a curse all at the same time. To be a successful entrepreneur is to have the power over the greatest weapon of all. The greatest benefit of being an entrepreneur? Choice.

Being an entrepreneur is nothing new. It has existed since the days Eve bartered an Apple to Adam. Being an online entrepreneur though is has a unique advantage in the world of business. Low overheads, no staff, and no boss.

You never have to ask for a raise, to leave work early, or to go to the toilet (yes I had a job like that once).

Best of all, you are free to choose to do what you think is the best thing for your business, family or customer. Whichever you think is the most important on the day.

I am not even talking about the huge earning potential selling your goods or services to a global marketplace. That part is not as important.

Choice. The greatest benefit of being an entrepreneur.

As a successful entrepreneur, you have one thing most in the working class don’t. Choice.

Had a big night on the town? A bad hair day? An all-night Westworld marathon? (I may ..... or may not ... have just come off one of those).

Don’t feel like facing the world? Choose not to. No one will know. No one cares.

If like us you are not a full-time entrepreneur just yet, think about your current profession.

Can you play naked volleyball?

Pretend I just called you to tell you I am on my way with a boat. Richard Branson and his entourage of super-models are in the back seat and we are off to Necker Island.

I ask you to drop everything for a month of day spa’s, cocktails and naked volleyball. What are your choices?

If it was me, the choice is simple. Quit and hope Branson needs a volleyball coordinator.

But as an entrepreneur with your business online, you can pick up your laptop, your g-string and your dongle (now-now, clean thoughts) and know your job moves with you. Naked volleyball or not.1

Entrepreneurs have choice, even older ones

As an entrepreneur, and someone who has never met Richard Branson, played naked volleyball or put on a g-string (the right way round anyway), my choices are different. But I have choices, and choice equals freedom.

Choice equals control.

We are in control of ourselves. The most important commodity we have.

Sure the internet, eCommerce and generating income online is a bucking1 beast, but it is you who can choose when to ride, and when to jump off.

You can choose how to react to failing stores, how to distribute or reinvest profits, when to start and how to prepare to maximise your effectiveness for your business.

Sometimes it is just easier to complain. In fact we, as a society seem to want to find someone to blame.

The economy is too volatile. Late nights are stressful. My family won’t leave me alone. I don’t get enough sleep. Add you own from here.

Entrepreneurship gives you the power to choose your own hours.

You can choose to work or not. You can choose your office location, your days off, your holidays and your work attire (or lack thereof).

Choice. Surely the greatest benefit of working for yourself and making your online business ventures a success.

What’s there to complain about?

Happy life. Happy trading.

Yes you can replace the “b” with “f” if you desire


Adam Jowett

Full-Time #ECommerce Entrepreneur. Financial markets #trader since 2001. Hobby Writer. Cancer conqueror. The host of The @100Incomes Show. Will hug on command. Blogs without pants.