Have you ever seen a juggler?
Let me tell you what juggling is!
Juggling is an art of manipulating multiple objects at the same time, and it is usually performed by a juggler.
Juggling is when you are able to hold and manage multiple roles with the same dedication, pace and commitment.
Being a boss is not all about being bossy- the role has more layers to it. When I say that having a business is different than having a job, I simply mean that both of theseroles can be tough and challenging. I have often seen people being highly excited about starting their own business ventures and to be honest, nothing inspires me more than such declarations. However, while sailing the business boat and taking it on shore, it is a sad reality that not all are able to make the most of the daring opportunity. Very few get to their cruise…very few leave a mark…very few make their success.
So what could be failing for you? Well, I have the answer! You are actually failing to understand some fundamental differences between having a job and having a business.
What having a business is all about!
When you are managing any business, there is one thing that you have to understand for sure:
“You have to wear many hats for managing a business and as a business owner, you need to have the ability to change hats to the different departments that a business has”.
This is one of the fundamental difference between having a job and having a business. In business, your working domains are never limited as you are more often responsible for multiple or rather every department. A business owner cannot afford to shut his/her ties with the domains that don’tcome under his or her expertise. For instance, even if I have to manage the administrative jobs of my business, I still have to switch my cap from an administrator to operationsor marketing to a managerial decisionfor ensuring the overall success of my business. A business owner also needs to be having skills that they are good and I’d recommend they do what they are good at and I trust that you love what you are good at.You can read my blog about ‘what is a business’ to understand the founding pillars of a business.
What having a job is all about!
Being an expert by taking a particular job is a different situation on its own. It is more to do with things that you are good at doing, and again I’d trust that you love what you are good at. Mastering your job is necessary because it influences the turnover and profit of any business. For instance, if I am working as a financer then my sole responsibility is to master the art of managing finances of that company to benefit not only the owners, also the customers, the team and remember your suppliers. But if I am a business owner and I am completely clueless about how to manage finance, then I can choose to outsource the task to a dedicated financial firm or individual depending on the size of the business.
The BIG Difference
I personally feel that the biggest difference between having a job and having a business is that most business owners aren’t there just for money or a typical 9-5 work environment.
The second BIG difference between having a job and having a business is that as a business owner (depending on the structure of your organization) you have to understand how you make soundagreements to the best advantage to the customers, supplier and off course the team of people who you work with. These agreements make up the fundamental profit gained by the business. Now as a job, we know that we are taxed before we get our money and all we need to do is to be smart and educated enough to use/invest that money in a sound direction. Quite contrary to this, business is related to making the profit which is driven by the agreements that we make in the business. A business owner needs to be experienced/educated/smart enough to add to the business, add to the suppliers, add extra value to the customers, also add value to the team.
Living in this generation today, you will definitely come across some professionals who are pursuing both the ends of their career i.e. having a job and simultaneously running a small business (or may be freelancing) in their career. No matter whether it is a job or a business, make sure to feel your personal values are includedin your professional setup. Be clear about your values and articulate them with your customers, clients, employer and employees. A successful career is all about having the ability to take advantage of those winning value based decisions. This is the way how the best women entrepreneurs (she’prenuers) work all across the globe!
This reminds me of a beautiful excerpt that I once wrote for my book ‘The High Heals Paradox’while discussingthe topic “why do we need to profit and what is it”– have a look!
“Most weeks I take myself down to my favorite health food store.
At the time of writing this I think they make the best turmeric latte in Perth.
There as on I go there is not only for the turmeric Latte.
I go there for their culture,
I go there for their ambience.
I go there for the buzz
I go there for the excellent product knowledge,
I go there for the quality of products available.
I go there for the quality of the service”.
(Read more, love more and succeed more buy ordering your copy of The High Heels Paradox today from Amazon. Here you go with the LINK)
So what do you think about having a job or business? Don’t you think life is exciting and challenging both either way? I am eager to know your opinion and story on this thoughtful topic. Post your words on the comment section- get, set, going with the sharing of your thoughts!
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