Leading a happy and successful life can be described simply, it is how one perceives your thoughts from your world. We’ve seen a common learning that what you focus and act in your life grows. What you believe about expands and how you live up to determines our destiny. Over the past years, I’ve been dreaming and planning to work on a particular passion to earn my living. I had a wonderful learning experience trying out all stuff to quench the thirst of my passion. Yes, I am with the flow of my work and passion now. The only mantra that moved me was to be your own boss.
I’ve learned few things along the way. I thought these lessons might be worth sharing as it will help some of you who’re considering working for yourself. The major focus is on why should you be your own boss?.
I bet you have the fatty goals, dreams and sometimes lost in the world of fantasies, right?. But you are not aware of how to change your burning dreams into realities. It is time to pursue your dreams and stop fueling your dreams. If you are lost somewhere with your dreams, you can replace the old patterns of getting lost in your dreams by being your own boss. I have learned the following major lessons after being my own boss.
You are the boss of your life.
When you become your own boss you will start telling yourself, “It is my business, it is up to me” sounds powerful right?. You are no more dependent. You need not waste your time waiting for your boss command to do that and come on time. Ahhh These stuff sounds like carrying a heavy load on your back. In a simpler way, you are not happy working under someone’s control over your life.
However, when you be your own boss, you need to manage everything on your own by looking for alternate resources and building your own capacity. Thus, you become the productive individual. There is a realization that you are solely responsible for your life and you’ll have to act on it. The liberty is with you, do whatever you love to do.
I have been following the above-mentioned mantra, “It is my business, my life and it’s up to me” has changed me a lot in the way I live my life. I’m passionately working with what I love and earning the bread.
Be the CEO of your life, execute what you wanna be, where you wanna go and what you wanna do. If you start being your own boss, I bet you’ll live a stress-free life which is important. Cheer! start being your own boss.
You will become proactive
Having understood the responsibility for your own life. You will see things differently, you’ll discover the ability to take initiative and the responsibility to make things happen. You will not be affected by the new environment you experience, let there be environment adaptation problems it does not makes difference to you. As you are driven by your dreams, personalities and burning goal in your back. On the other hand, if you are affected by the situation and blaming the environment then you are a reactive people. Such a group of people doesn’t have specific goals and dreams. Alright! It is time to be BE YOUR OWN BOSS.
In addition to the above fact, being your own boss will make you take an immediate action if you are failing and procrastinating your task because you know your target goals. The burning dreams insides keep you pushing to work on. When you keep working on particular things, it doesn’t mean being aggressive and troubling yourself. In my personal studies and experience, it means you’re identifying alternate possibilities and opportunities toward making your goals come true.
Remember when people see you being active, working tirelessly and getting serious about your goals, people will tell you are being aggressive to yourself and being pushy. Tell yourself you aren’t being what they see you but you are just being smarter in your work progress. You know what is the reality of your life and you know what is important when they don’t know. Ignore all those stuff, just keep moving with your dreams.
You will learn to take risks
When you are the king of your own world, you will have to decide and execute any plans by yourself. The confidence and the will to take risks to develop in you. You are no more fear of taking risks, be it on business and other productive areas. There is always positive vibes when you take a risk and the more risks you take, so shall be the harvests.
Furthermore, being your own boss has the potential to shape your life and make you sail in the righteous direction. You are compelled to take risks. You will fall down and wake up. Deprived of many comforts you’ll learn to adjust yourself in a small way to lit your life.
It is a natural phenomenon that success is accompanied by failures. Remember failure is nothing great than learning how to win and reach your goal.
You have the SMART GOALS
Over the last three years, I’ve been dreaming, planning and asking my elders and relatives what should I do for my living, in what field I am interested. I was completely in dilemma pondering in which field I am good at so that I can master my skills in it. They would tell me to do what you love. Some would tell me I am still young to start doing. I have been depending on someone’s back to decide my life. I was not having specific goals and visions.
You can derive the lessons from my dependent habits above. I was not able to decide on my career. More specifically, I was not able to understand who I am and if continues to be dependent, people around might have made me who they want me to be.
I came across a book by Napoleon Hill on “Think and Grow Rich” where I was moved by the statement, “Man may become the master of himself and of his environment because he has the POWER TO INFLUENCE HIS SUBCONSCIOUS MIND and through it, gain the cooperation of infinite intelligence”. Hadn’t I read this book I would still be asking my surroundings what should I do and become. That is the power of the book. I didn’t know that I have the inherent potential to change myself and to start working smarter. I kept exploring more on unexplored areas to sharpen my aptitude in framing a smart goal and was able to kickstart.
The question may be, what are SMART goals?
The mantra of setting SMART goal is amazing as it surprisingly unfolds wonder of opportunities for you. The most important recipe you should not miss is, working on with your goal. Need to create a vision of what you want to be, imagine the picture that you have achieved your goal, then live into that picture and act on it. Remember persistence and patience in your work are the most important discipline. Every successful leader, entrepreneurs and many other successful individuals respect the value of patience and persistence.
You will look for motivational sources
One of the most powerful weapons that keep you pushing and dream big is your motivation. There may not be the historical connotation of the words MOTIVATION but its importance determines how far you will go in your life. It is the motivation and you need motivational sources to live with your dream.
I am living up to my dream and working with what I love, it’s because of the motivational sources that keep me awake and motivated. It happened to me when I started working and shaping my passion after I decided to be an independent individual.
Most importantly, be your boss. It will direct you to look for motivational sources. You want to be surrounded by motivational personalities and make an alliance with a team where you get motivation.
Motivation gives you the power to think, stay beyond boundaries, critically evaluate the situation and insist you to keep moving with your plans and dreams. Be the boss of your life to receive the capsule of the motivation. You just need to dream big with smart goals. When you have the smart goals and dream, you’ll learn the habit of staying motivated.
Start Believing yourself and Dream bigger
Once I started working on my own with my plans and goals it always appears in my mind that I have to dream big. I began to nurture my mind with thoughts beyond my reach. It just pushed me to do what I love and importantly I started loving my work progress and I’m still living with it.
If you believe, you will see it. It is the time to work on your dream and keep on chasing the same dream, don’t change it. If you think the plan you are making and your goals are right, believe in it, sweat in it and go ahead. There will be a tug of war in between but remember those are the temporary defeats that add the recipe to your success story. Success and failure are good companions and the failure should be an option to write your success story.
More relevantly, there will be an urge to stay awake, dream big, exhort you to look up for other possibilities and opportunities after falling down. You should have burning desires to achieve.
You are the dreamers of your world, cool rite! It’s time to BE YOUR OWN BOSS.
In addition, to cite a historical example of a dreamer and successful personalities, Columbus dreamed of an Unknown world, involved working on the existence of such world and successfully discovered it.
Thomas Edison dreamed of an electric light bulb, sacrificed a lot and failed for a thousand times but he didn’t give up until he made his dream reality.
Besides reading, we need to learn and adapt these lessons of successful personalities. The world is in full swing, competition is stiff and there are opportunities we need to find. We need consistency in our work culture. Learn more about the Daily habits of highly successful people
Yay, start dreaming big and live with it.
You will become a morning person and invest your time in reading.
Following a strict daily routine is one of an alternate that defines your personality, how disciplined and the most responsible person you are. You know that you are only responsible for your life once you become your own boss. There will be a burning concern in your mind that you want to do everything on time. Start the day with hope, “Today is going to be the great day” from the book Morning Rituals of 12 Most Successful People.
Most of all, the following are my daily ritual, waking up early in the morning. The consistency of getting up early ensures a joyful and peace-filled start of your day. I usually Meditate for ten to fifteen minutes and read for an hour. Start your day well and you will never feel the same.
A dose of poison can do its work only once
but a book can go on poisoning people’s mind for their ages -John Murray
Wake up early in the morning with determination, hope and go to bed with satisfaction. Who doesn’t love sleeping? It is not the number of sleep that is the key but rather the amount of renewal your body receives. strive for less time in bed but a richer, deeper sleep. The reason why you should sleep less and mindfully from the book By Robin Sharma Who will cry when you die? Try it and see the magic of being your own boss.
Finally, before you start being your own boss I have a secret phrase that I wanted to honestly fame It, “I am what I am now because of the choices I made to be my own boss”. I am obsessed with what I am doing and wanna see you being the one.
YO! Go now and start being your own boss.