Should You Quit Your Job And Work For Yourself?

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Should You Quit Your Job And Work For Yourself?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you can’t wait to quit, whether you can’t stand your boss or just despise your company culture, you should definitely look for a way out. But this doesn’t mean you should work for yourself. If you answer “Yes” to the question, complete the quiz to see if you’re ready to become your own boss, or if you simply need to find a new one.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    That feeling where you don’t know where your next dollar is going to come from, and you stay awake at night wondering. If you can live with that uncertainty and work to get past it, you may be ready to work for yourself.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
     If you think profit is all the money that you have coming in, you’re NOT ready to work for yourself. Learn as much as you can about managing your business beforehand, so you don’t have to learn the hard way when your finances fall apart.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Being prepared requires being organized. That means knowing what’s going on with your finances so you can make smart business decisions. You’ll thank yourself come tax time and avoid a call from the IRS.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    It doesn’t matter if you actually make people uncomfortable or not. But if you’re not okay with finding that boundary, you’re not ready for the constant selling that’s required when working for yourself.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Neither one is more important, but you’ll have to be good at working, speaking and selling to both types of people.
    • A. 

      Book smart

    • B. 

      Street smart

  • 7. 
    Can you save a dollar during tough times and count pennies during the good times? As a business owner, you need to live a lean lifestyle and know where the money is going at all times.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    Do you know what quarterly taxes are? Do you know how much money you need for retirement? Unfortunately, working for yourself is not as simple as cashing a company paycheck, so figure this stuff out before starting off on your own.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Before you answer “Yes,” has anyone called you a good listener lately? Knowing how to ask the right questions and how to listen attentively is key to forming strong relationships and closing deals.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Are you ready to lose 99 times in order to win one client? Being able to get past failure—and learn from it—will be a necessary character trait when working for yourself.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 11. 
    You’re going to need enough money to survive at least six months as you build up your business. For some, that could be $20,000. For others, it could be a lot more.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    The answer isn’t something you get by reading articles on the internet. Do you know who your customers are, what they need, and if they’re willing to pay for your services? Find out, so you’re not dependent on wishful thinking.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 13. 
    Having a few clients and building your business on the side is a smart way to transition out of your current job. If your business is already generating some revenue, you’re on your way to transitioning out of your full-time job.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    As a self-employed person, you will have to determine your own value. Just because you’re currently making $35 an hour doesn’t mean someone won’t pay you $500 an hour. If you feel uncomfortable charging that much, you may need to adjust your mindset.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 15. 
    This is different than scheduling. It requires planning for success with an eye on long-term goals and working backwards from those goals to achieve what you want.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No