Since I was little, even before I was old enough to understand how money works; I was told by my father that “you’ll never really achieve financial success by just becoming an employee.” That phrase sort of became a rule and towered over any career I tried to pursue. But the thing is, I never considered having a knowledge of it as debilitating, in fact I used it as a weapon to motivate me towards everything I do.
With those words in mind, I pressed on with every job with a dedication that I was doing it not for anyone else or my bosses but the work I’m doing was for me. If you look at it in the perspective of, not only are you gaining compensation for the job you’re completing every day, but you also come across these things each day on a typical workplace:
Experience – obtaining a job after school should be the next step of someone’s education. We learn through experience that money is a direct result of what we give the society. So sometime along the way we start to think of ways on how to better serve society so that we may pull in a larger paycheck.
Become a part of a professional network – whether you’re aware of it or not, every time you come in to work building relationships with professionals. These may be people already ripe with professional knowledge or people who also in the same stage of the professional journey as you are.
Work habit – being successful at a job or your own business means that you’ve fully grasp the idea of work. Where else can you learn that other than the environment of a real workplace?
Build your financial portfolio – this is the reason why you have got to start somewhere. There are people in this world who has got the financial capability right from the get go. But those only account for a miniscule percentage of the world’s population. Not every parent is capable of providing his sons or daughters’ initial investment.
Often the most convenient route to take along the way once you’ve get passed the stage of being employed is looking for franchises opportunities.
Why is it more logical to start going into business with a franchise? Because the jump from being an employee to becoming a business owner yourself can be too risky; and since you’re going the use the investment you’ve gotten out of employment, I bet that you wouldn’t want to bet all of it when chances are against you. Franchising means you’re not going to start up from scratch, which is a good thing. One must remember that all of those businesses that do offer franchises have gotten out of trouble multiple times so you don’t have to. The business model is already regulated because it’s already out of the formulation stage at a point when a business is being offered for franchise. This provides you constant support 24/7 whenever you need one. At an age when mentors are too rare to come by, franchising is the closest thing we can get to mentor-ship.