You probably heard the phrase “Go big or go home” at least a million times no matter if you’re still an employee, freelancing or an entrepreneur working within your own company.
It sounds terrific in theory and it seems like an encouragement, but in case you already tried to make it big and you failed, don’t let the disappointment really send you home. The sky’s the limit when it comes to chances, so don’t draw boundaries regarding what you can and what you cannot do.
It’s great having an excellent idea and starting your career as an entrepreneur, but you know what? Taking it step by step isn’t a tragedy. Here’s why!
The role of an employee is a great opportunity to know yourself, to discover your abilities and flaws and to develop your skills. As a recent graduate, time is in your favour, so don’t hesitate to grab any learning change coming towards you. Is great to have the perspective of being able to start on anything new, so think of the fact that discovering your career is like eating a cake made entirely for you. You can eat it slice by slice or you can try the frosting first, or try the base. Being an employee in your youth helps you explore yourself and find your path.
Once you’ve figured out what your skills are and you know what is that you can bring fresh in a company, you should feel both free and encouraged to start experimenting. Freelancing is a great start in building a career, you only need to spread your wings and fly. Begin to work on your own and manage your own projects and time. Develop ideas from scratch, implement them and analyse the results. The advantage of being a freelancer? You are free (pun intended) to choose what to do and what not and you can put a stop to adding projects to your work agenda when you feel overwhelmed.
Entrepreneurship is not that easy. Not only that you need excellent management skills to make it big, but it will take you in an “era” when and where it’s going to be necessary to say yes to any client project (or almost any), as the fate of the company you create depends on you. And the same goes with those of your employees, whom you’ll need to consider every step of the way. Sharp administrational abilities, rapidity of decision and an out-of-the-box manner of thinking represent qualities you’ll need in order to run your own business.
Don’t rush into anything. Allow yourself space of growth and you’ll know exactly when change is due.