Does the owner of a business manage their schedules? Being at the head of a brand has become an unattainable utopia …
There are many beliefs about what an entrepreneur is. Apparently, business owners are pigeonholed into a certain stereotype that does not necessarily always coincide with reality. Below, you will find some of the most common myths that are thought about the figure of the entrepreneur:
1. “The entrepreneur has no boss”
This is one of the most deeply rooted and envied myths of those who are employed. Although entrepreneurs do not have a boss that we have to report and we have to “put on a pretty face”, we do have someone to whom we can give an account: The client . This, unlike a boss, does not care what time it is, it does not matter that you have a lot of work and it does not matter if you’re asleep. The customer demands. If you do not comply, no bills, and therefore you do not earn money. The client is much more than our boss; It is our reason to exist as entrepreneurs.
2. “The entrepreneur manages his schedules”
When I was employed and had a schedule, I envied (in a good way) the entrepreneurs. They could be late to the office, leave early or “kill the afternoon”. Today I am an entrepreneur, I can say that my agenda is 100% tied to my clients. Obviously I can manage my schedule more flexibly, but if there is a meeting with a client or you have to deliver or execute a project, those hours are sacred and there are no days off, weekends or vacations that justify not doing the job . The schedules of the entrepreneurs are more flexible schedules, but more demanding.
3. “The entrepreneur can work from anywhere”
Although the technology that we have today allows us mobility most of the time, it is always very important to be close to the client; see it face to face; Visit it and listen to it. Being there with the client is a very important part of business success. Even if your business is 100% online, it is very important that you have physical contact with some of your clients to hear firsthand that they like (and do not like) your product or service, so you can be in an improvement process constant. Always be close to the client, regardless of where we are physically.
4. “The entrepreneur lives less stressed”
In those days, when I worked for a company, I saw the entrepreneurs more smiling, calmer, more … happy; without so much stress On the other hand, according to my perception in those moments, in the company where I worked, stress was “the bread of every day”, as we pursued our goals and quotas every day, with great intensity. Now that I’m an entrepreneur with my company musikji, I put the target numbers and I stress much more not reach them because it depends on the health of the business, and of course, mine. What I learned while being an entrepreneur is to smile most of the time, despite the stress, because I am working on what I like the most.
There are many more myths around entrepreneurial life and the reality is that entrepreneurship is a way of life that gives you the great advantage of creating it yourself, starting from scratch and taking it to the goals and limits that you put yourself. You can have many perceptions or have heard many stories of entrepreneurs, but to really understand what it is to be an entrepreneur, you have to live it. If you have not already done so, this is the moment.