Becoming an entrepreneur is a big decision and for some it can be a really tough decision. Leaving a regular-paying job with benefits to put your family’s economic position at risk is not something one decides overnight. Because some of you have aspirations of being an entrepreneur, I thought it would be helpful to include information about the mental shift of going from employee to entrepreneur. Even if you are representing entrepreneurs, this information adds valuable insight about our clients. The more we know, the better we can help and connect with them.
Let’s read what Professor Solange Lopes, CPA, MSA, Founder of the Corporate Sister platform has to say:
Entrepreneurship, in whatever capacity or form it shows itself in, is risky and fear-inducing. It doesn’t matter if you’re selling lemonade in your backyard as a kid, writing your first book, or hustling to market your brand after-hours.
It took a lot of looking at other successful entrepreneurs, a lot of reading books written by other entrepreneurs, and a lot of uncomfortable soul-searching, nervous twitching and chocolate eating to start even scratching the surface of understanding this shift. And the reality is, there are even few entrepreneurs out there who acknowledge and talk about this switch between the employee and entrepreneur mindset.
When we see business owners, they nearly always look confident, right? 📖 Now read Professor Lopes’ short article in its entirety, “How to Switch from an Employee to an Entrepreneurial Mindset.”
Keep in mind that as an employee, your client used to answer to someone else internally, a boss. As an entrepreneur, your client will answer to lots of bosses. John Lakatosh, Founder of Crime Intervention Alarm tells me: “Every single customer is my boss.”
💡How does this information help you understand your entrepreneurial client?
💡Why do people leave employment to become an entrepreneur?