Recently I was in a conversation with a friend of mine who was recalling her decision to quit law, and pursue entrepreneurship. As she was explaining her story, she made an interesting comment.
She said, “As a business owner, I would have no security.”
Let me tell you a secret.
That is absolutely NOT TRUE!
As a business owner, you can create your own security, which is WAY more secure than any job. As a business owner, you will acquire the knowledge, you will develop the skills and you will create the assets, to the point that you will NEVER have to worry about income.
I believe that you can have both freedom and security. In fact, I don’t think you can have freedom without first feeling secure.
Think about it. If your underlying belief is that business owners don’t have security, then you will always feel insecure.
If you are always feeling insecure, how “free” is that really?
If you are always feeling insecure, then all your actions will arise out of fear. When you talk to prospective clients, you will feel fear. When you talk about your business you will feel fear. When you take action in your business, you will feel fear.
Well, what kind of results do you think you will get if you are always acting out of fear?
Yes, quitting a job and starting your own business is scary. It may even feel like you are “giving up security”.
But that’s not the best way to interpret the fear.
Whenever we do anything new or outside of our comfort zone, we feel a little bit of fear. That’s just normal. Keep going.
What successful entrepreneurs know and feel, is that owning your own business is the ultimate security. Not only do you have a business that generates you income, but you created it. And you can create it again. And again. And again.
And that is the ultimate security.