Does a business owner manage their schedules? Myths that are thought of an entrepreneur

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Does a business owner manage their schedules? Myths that are thought of an entrepreneur
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There are many beliefs around what an entrepreneur is. Apparently, business owners are pigeonholed into a certain stereotype that does not necessarily always match reality. Next, you will find some of the most common myths that are thought around the figure of the entrepreneur :

1. "The entrepreneur has no boss"

This is one of the most ingrained and envied myths of those who are employed. Although entrepreneurs do not have a boss to whom we have to report and we have to "put on a pretty face", we do have someone to whom we are accountable: the client . This one, unlike a boss, does not care what time it is, does not care that you have a lot of work and does not care if you are asleep. The customer demands. If you do not comply, you do not invoice, and therefore you do not earn money. The client is much more than our boss ; it is our reason for existing as entrepreneurs.

2. "The entrepreneur manages his schedules"

When I was an employee and had a schedule, I envied (in a good way) entrepreneurs. They could be late for the office, leave early, or "kill the afternoon." Today that I am an entrepreneur, I can say that my agenda is 100% tied to my clients. Obviously I can manage my schedule more flexibly, but if there is a meeting with a client or a project has to be delivered or executed, those hours are sacred and there are no days off, weekends or vacations that justify not doing the work . Entrepreneurs' schedules are more flexible, but more demanding schedules.

3. "The entrepreneur can work from anywhere"

Although the technology we have today allows us mobility most of the time, it is always very important to be close to the customer; see him face to face; visit it and listen to it. Being there with the customer is a very important part of business success. Even if your business is 100% online, it is very important that you have physical contact with some of your customers to hear first-hand what they like (and don't like) about your product or service, so that you can be in a process of improvement. constant. You always have to be close to the client, regardless of where we are physically.

4. "The entrepreneur lives less stressed"

In those days, when I worked for a company, I saw entrepreneurs more smiling, calmer, more… happy; without so much stress. On the other hand, according to my perception at that time, in the company where I worked, stress was "the bread and butter", since we pursued our goals and quotas with great intensity on a daily basis. Now that I am as an entrepreneur with my company, I set the target numbers and it makes me much more stressed not to reach them because all the health of the business depends on it, and of course, mine. What I did learn as an entrepreneur is to smile most of the time, despite the stress, because I'm working on what I like the most.

There are many more myths around the entrepreneurial life and the reality is that entrepreneurship is a way of life that gives you the great advantage of creating it yourself, starting from scratch and taking it to the goals and limits that you set for yourself. You may have many perceptions or have heard many stories of entrepreneurs, but to really understand what it is to be an entrepreneur, you have to live it. If you haven't, this is the time.

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