Should recent college graduates with a few professional working years under their belt embrace entrepreneurship or does a "Career Path" with an employer still exist?
A recent study has shown that the people spend an average 1.5 hours a week regretting "things" they did or did not do.. top of the list is that they didn't save more money, a little ahead of they didn't travel more in life... both things the average entrepreneur can still look forward to or create as they look forward (and not back) in life ;-)
My father told me when I was 9 years old that "you cannot make it working for someone else." The reply was in regards to a question of why he had his own company and did not work for someone else.
I think it completely depends on what you're working with and the field of business you'd be interested in taking on in terms of entrepreneurship. For example, if you'd just graduate law school, I'd imagine it'd be smarter to work for a firm for a while before jumping into things completely on your own.
I decided to take on entrepreneurship at 15 years old. I just grabbed the opportunity and ran with it, and now I can say I'm the owner of a pretty successful small business (I'm 18 now, starting college in the fall). Of course, it's nothing that involve running a shop or anything, but it's very profitable!
I recommend to my own sons - have something going on the side for additional $$ for financial security. Jobs aren't always guaranteed with a great boss so I wouldn't recommend depending on just one choice. I think it's best to have more than just one skill therefore options are available. also, save yourself from $$ woes
I agree with you. I think I have an old school spirit, that really wanted the "work the same job for 25/30 years" and retire. I think it poses stability, which is something I want, considering I want children one day. However, I truley agree with as I call them "side hustles." lol
I like to do alot of different things, and I'm embracing that. I would find that in the past, people would always preach "don't be a jack of all trades and a master of none," but I think having many skills and ways of generating money is a plus!
With a word of caution, IMO, you should put all your focus into one endeavor. If you divide your attention, it's likely you'll be mediocre at all of it and great at none of it. Try it your way for a year. It might help you hone in on the one thing you find you're better at. Then give up the rest and focus on one thing. After you succeed at that one thing, you can divide your time by delegating your successful endeavor to someone else while you take up something new. Listen and watch people like Trump. One thing - real estate. Later, after much success, he diversified.
I think if there is a business to pursue just go for it. You have less to lose now.
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Any book that advises people they can get rich by saving is a scam. Only people who are willing to take calculated risks and become their own business owners, set out to be an entrepreneurs, are the ones bringing in the real bread and butter. Houses have sky rocket to the moon nowadays and the cost of living is higher than ever. Saving pennies and dimes, not spending on this and that, only to save based on a bit of interest will take you two or three life times before you can achieve financial freedom. It's worth the risk. Look at people like Simon Cowell.
Depends on the capability of the individual, opportunities and their comfort level to risk.
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