I saw this email in my inbox, I plan on making a follow up to my other articles that ties into this article sometime this month (or in January 2019).
Thank you Paul for the wisdom!
I don’t know about you, but the corporate world is NOT for me.
It suits some people, and I’m not judging them. But I made the decision some time ago that I wanted to get out of that world for good, and start my own business instead.
These are the 4 reasons I made that decision:
1) The myth of “job security”
Again, I’m not judging anyone who prefers to work in a job. Some people like their job, and that’s great.
But if you choose to stay in a job because it makes you feel more “secure,” that’s a very BAD reason to stay in your job. Because you are NOT secure in a job.
I know a friend who got let go from a position he’d held for 5 years. He didn’t see it coming at all. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re young, old, in an entry-level position or a senior one, whether you’ve been in the position for years or weeks. No job is “secure.”
2) The boredom of the corporate world
Finding a job is one thing. Finding a job I can actually get excited about is another thing.
I’ve been through many corporate positions that have not turned out as I expected. Sure, they’ve paid the bills, but they’ve also bored me to tears.
One of the reasons I started pursuing online business is I felt so much more of a connection to it than I ever did with a job. Every morning I wake up excited, passionate about what I do and eager to get to work!
3) The corporate world is a massive time-suck
In the corporate world, I’d work 8 to 10 hours every day. Add on travel time, and that’s virtually half of the day gone.
But now I have an online business where it’s possible to work only 1 or 2 hours a day and still make more money than my corporate job!
To be honest, I don’t even care that much about the money. Getting more time on my hands is the real reward.
4) The humiliation of losing a job
If it wasn’t bad enough that my friend lost his job as a total surprise, here’s what made it worse. He was let go from his job on a phone call — and I can just imagine how humiliating that must be.
If you want to read this article to tie you over until the part 2 comes, you are more than welcome. But basically the reason why I’m sticking with being a entrepreneur because I find that they don’t teach you how to be financially free in school. We go to school, get good grades, are taught to be great employees, but we are really not taught to be wealthy. I find that being a entrepreneur, the path to being financially free while not easy, it is more clearer to reach.
Hello There! I’m Alesha! I’ve been involved in different businesses in several different capacities from being ceo, coo, co-founder, and more. I’ve learned so much from creating businesses, and I look forward to all the learning experiences I will have from starting new ventures. 2019 I’m excited to announce that I’m going to add more businesses to my portfolio. STAY TUNED!
With one business I was involved with, we made it possible to install a little device with customized hardware and a SaaS solution implemented to the router, the business owner was able see live data about social media info collected.
With another company, we had professional internet marketing company that focus on digital marketing campaigns, services and jobs such as SEO, PPC, Online Reputation Management, and social media marketing.
With EYT, I oversaw day-to-day operations and keeping the CEO apprised of significant events;Yes I actually talk with my business partner on a daily basis. I created operations strategy and policies; Communicated strategy and policy to employees and interns; Fostering employee alignment with corporate goals; and overseeing human resource management. I also delegate tasks to my team.
My current project is Bones’ Custom Guitar. We create custom guitars for musicians with imported wood. No one Bones’ guitar is the same. We also repair guitars. Jared, my band mate came up with the idea and foundation for Bones’.
Long story cut short. I’ve been playing gigs and booking shoots. My go to guitar, Blu Blu broke during this. When I went to get it repaired in Indy getting it fixed cost way more than the actual cost of the guitar.
It didn’t seem right. After talking with other musicians in Indianapolis, Chicago, Nashville and other cities for second opinions they thought the shop was trying to pull a fast one. So our mission is to offer fair prices for repairs and custom guitars for fellow musicians.
We are both Indy & LA based.
My biggest project currently? I’m also involved in entertainment as an actress, founder, and producer. We are currently producing 2 film projects with one of them having 1 million in financing.