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Tips for surviving the jump from employee to entrepreneur

To move from an employee to an entrepreneur, requires a change in mindset. Most often your skills and traits as an employee, will not be suitable in the world of an entrepreneur. Here are some tips to help you make the switch with ease.

Learn to say no – Most employees in large firms often said, “yes” to most requests. This meant that you were always reliable and a good team player. But when you’re working as an entrepreneur, you will understand that your time is very limited. Therefore, you need to focus on things that are important for your business. In this case, have an agenda of tasks that need to be completed during the day and say “no” to everything else that is not your main priority.

Forget about perfection – Some employees will have to deal with that boss who always wants endless revisions until a project is perfect. On the on the other hand as an entrepreneur, delays can be a liability, making your business slower.

Don’t be afraid of long hours – In most cases, entrepreneurs will have to work long hours and trade in 9-5 to 9-midnight. But it is important to know that you are building your own dream and that you are working for yourself.

Get ready to wear multiple hats – As an employee, you would usually have one role to fill. But when you’re an entrepreneur, you will need to learn to take on different roles at different times of the day.