There are many reasons to turn to entrepreneurship. In this article, I describe the ones that makes sense to me and that are certainly the reasons for the launch of Gaston in Barcelona.
Three variables are to be taken into account in the decision of becoming an entrepreneur:
- A first personal variable: your creator story
- A relational variable: your family and your network
- A professional variable: skills acquired over time, whether your job, but also classes, activities etc.
Autonomy – flexibility
Becoming an entrepreneur brings us great flexibility, which must be controlled. In a previous article I explained how to be at a new pace and create a routine by working on its own.
This flexibility can give us more time for our hobbies and family life. The important thing is to find a format that suits us and our loved ones to develop our creativity!
Autonomy is also felt daily in our decision making. Indeed, now we are working for us, we are our own leader, with a lot of responsibility.
Respond to our values - make sense
This point joins the previous one because we are the owners of our decisions. Each choice can be made according to our values and the direction we want to take.
Many things that we could not change when we were part of a group, a company, are now under our influence. For example, we can choose to work with a supplier who better corresponds to our personal values (local company, with ecological, social values, etc.). It is important to ask the question: is this choice consistent with the values of my brand, my company?
Doing a job that you would never have imagined or that seemed impossible to reach through the classical way
We all have in mind the classical system: studies, diplomas, start as a junior in a company and then evolve. And if other schemes were possible? When we become an entrepreneur, we have to touch many areas. For my part I take care of the production, administrative part, communication and sales of Gaston in Barcelona. We do not necessarily have degrees for each of these tasks and yet everything is possible!
The important thing is to trust ourselves, to find good people to work with, to ask questions and to listen to the advice you receive. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself and evolve your project over time. We rarely fall right on the first try.
In general, I would give one advice beore embarking on the adventure of entrepreneurship: have patience. This quality may already be in you, but can also be acquired (I speak knowingly). It will be very useful to you day by day and will also allow you to make the right decisions by taking a step back.
@all: whether or not you are an entrepreneur what benefits of this particular life would you like to adquire?