Ask yourself, what would you like to be, an employee or an employer? As an employee, you work for others. You make money for other people and receive a salary, usually a fixed amount of money for each hour you work, or a fixed monthly amount.
As an employer, you work for yourself and employ other people. This gives you the opportunity to improve your financial condition and earn much more money than as an employee. Since you are the owner of your business, you will probably work harder, earn more, and have more responsibilities.
For some people, the thought of being their own boss is intimating. They would rather work for others, because they feel safer and do not have the worries of running a business.
As an employee, you can make progress, and depending on where you work, you can reach a high position and earn well.
As an employer, you constantly need to find ways to find customers, increase your orders, and improve your business. However, if the business succeeds, you would earn much more money.
Do you prefer to work for others, as an employee, or prefer to work for yourself and be the boss?
Some people are better as employees, and some, have the ability to become employers.
Most people start to work for others, as employees. Some continue to do so all their life, but a smaller percentage, at some point, contemplate of quitting their job and starting their own business.
Others start right away being their boss, but this a very small percentage of people.
The decision to stay as an employee, or quit your job and start your own business and get employees to work for you requires deep thought and taking into consideration many things.
The life of an employee and the life of an employer are different. Which one do you choose?
Do You Possess the Skills for Becoming an Employer?
- Are you assertive enough to be an employer?
- Do you have skills for the business you want to build?
- Do you have enough patience and perseverance to go on, even if you fail?
- Do you have enough motivation?
- Do you have the money and means to start your business?
- What skills do you need to develop?
- Are you positive enough and have enough faith in yourself and in your plans. Can you continue, despite ridicule, failure or discouragement?
Whatever you choose, try to choose wisely. Think of the pros and cons of your decision. Think whether you really want and are able to become an employer, or maybe it is wiser to stay as an employee.
There is another option if you want to have business of your own, without becoming employer. This can be a business of one person. You can be the boss and the only worker, and there many such jobs.
Now, think, what do you want to be, an employee or employer?
If you wish to be the boss, to be an employer, what are you doing about it? Do you have detailed plans?
Quotes on employers and employees
“Employee loyalty begins with employer loyalty. Your employees should know that if they do the job they were hired to do with a reasonable amount of competence and efficiency, you will support them.”
– Harvey Mackay
“If you make yourself indispensable to your employer, he is not going to part with you in a hurry no matter what it costs him.”
– Robert Baden-Powell
“The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.”
– Bruce Barton
“We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to embrace it enthusiastically and, perhaps even more important, encourage and drive it.”
– Tony Hsieh
“Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.”
– Zig Ziglar
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve”.
– Mary Kay Ash