Have you ever dreamt of being your own boss? Of ‘sticking it to the man’ and deciding your own hours, your own salary, and your own job role?
The freedom to make your own rules and take charge of your own working life is hugely appealing, and it’s easy to see why.
Just imagine it: no annoying co-workers complaining about mundane tasks, no office politics to tip-toe around, no morning traffic on your daily commute. It sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
But, as most of us will have concluded as we shook this idyllic fantasy from our heads, it’s an enormous gamble with an arduous journey to success.
Being your own boss means you take on all accountability for business decisions that are made, you take on the stress of being completely financially dependent on your job and its success – and to a lot of people, this is a frightening thought.
You must be confident, self-reliant, time-efficient, business-savvy, well-organized, tactful, and, in some respects, ruthless.
Ask yourself: do you have what it takes to be your own boss?
Take a look at our quiz below to find out.