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I sat across from the desk where my creepy boss was. He was weird in the sense that he was oddly attracted to me and kept asking me to go out to dinner with him. I kept declining. Due to the rumors going on in the office, he had to let me go. 

He looked at me and said, “You know, if you were to own your own business, you would probably be pretty well-off.” 

As it turns out, he was right. I should have started my own business then and there. I would have been a lot richer if I actually ditched offices for good. I probably would have also been more confident and happier. 

Wondering if you are meant for “the life?”  These clues suggest being the boss is the only choice you can make…

1. You can be organized if you want to be 

I will admit this is a major problem I still have. I’m disorganized, but I’m getting better every day. As a business owner, you have to keep track of a lot of different things. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways to make it easier for you. 

With that said, people with natural organization skills tend to do best. 

2. You don’t have a problem fixing problems on your own

There are a lot of little perks to being an employee of someone that you often don’t take into account. One of these is being able to leave work at work—for the most part. If something goes wrong in a department that is not yours, it’s not your problem

If you own your own business, that extra problem is your problem. Not everyone is going to be okay with putting out fires on their own. And sadly, that is part of having a business. 

3. The idea of having your own products thrills you

This is one of the key parts of business ownership that is a draw. If you love making quality goods or providing a service that’s the bee’s knees, you are probably a business owner at heart. Let’s face it, the product is always going to be the focus. 

4. You’re okay with managing people, or at least know how to deal with them

I’m not that much of a people pearson, but I can get along with them well enough. When it comes to managing people, I’m simple. I simply buy services via contractor because that’s how things go best. Knowing your limits and when you are good at something is a part of being a business owner or freelancer.

5. You absolutely hate being told what to do and how to do it

Most people who are great business owners tend to be crappy employees—not because they are lazy, but rather, because they tend to hate the fact that many companies don’t manage well. If you are the person who tends to argue with management over better processes and smarter moves, you are a business owner at heart.

6. The idea of relying on a single source of income gives you the heebie-jeebies 

After being suddenly let go from several jobs just as I was expecting to move out on my own, I started to get panic attacks from having to rely on a single income stream. Like most other people, I hate the idea of being reliant on other people to do well.

After the last time I got laid off, I swore I’d never work in an office again and would stick to being a freelancer writer as my business. The fact that I do better now is proof that I should have listened to my fears. If you can relate, being a CEO is right for you.

7. The current wage rate for what you do isn’t livable 

True story: a friend of mine was making $15 an hour doing roofing work on his own. He knew how to do all the parts of roofing and even could patch up leaks others would find problematic. Eventually, after one fall, he realized he couldn’t afford healthcare. 

Once he got better, he decided to do freelance roofing and eventually got a license. He’s now making $150,000 a year with his own company. If this sounds like your issue, it’s time to rethink your career and set out on your own.

8. You’re willing to learn from mistakes

Here’s the thing: a lot of people go into business to have an ego boost. That’s fine, to a point. However, you’re not infallible. There are going to be people who know more than you do and that’s okay. You can learn from them and occasionally learn from your mistakes

If you’re a person who’s ready to be a serious CEO, then learning is going to be part of the job. After all, business is all about growth—your company’s and your own.

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