Our workforce is changing and being your own boss is in, of course, often it’s not by choice, as circumstances beyond individual control present such options, and are chosen by those who seek a rewarding career and/or gainful employment as a professional representative for a larger corporation or rep’ing for several. It turns out that a good many solo-professionals are able to work from home office and are much happier than ever before.
Indeed, as with anything there are positives and drawbacks, still the positives for solo-professionals tend to outweigh any of the real hardships to conquer. In this article, I’d like to address and discuss the ins and outs, things you need to know before becoming a solo professional to make your transition smoother, I’d also discuss ideas, and concepts on how to make your workflow more efficient, and get more out of being your own boss and accelerating your career.
You see, as the Founder of the Online Think Tank, I see these trends and have been watching them since the late 70s. As a Franchisor, I also noted our many consultants and key vendors operating as solo professionals. It worked, it was efficient, and we could get more done, faster, utilizing such folks on our team. Today, I bring to you my observations, experience, and a few forwarding looking concepts as this future continues to unfold and evolve.
Being self employed is a mindset, you have to realize that you make all the rules, and you must focus on your objectives. From now on killing time at work is not an option. Secondly, there is a time for work and play, but you must make that separation in your life and understand things will be different from here on out, and lastly, you need a plan, this isn’t going to happen by itself, and nothing good in life is going to be easy – life just doesn’t work that way, of course, you already know that – so don’t kid yourself here.
You need a strategy to ensure that you complete your tasks, and never assign a task to your to do list that you really don’t need to do, for if you do, you will be wasting your time, and time is what you must leverage to win. Think about production, systems, and strength of your knowledge – add value at every turn and systematize your work flow for maximum performance.
If you do these things, you can make it as a solo-professional, others are doing it, and they are winning in their careers, so please consider all this and think on it.