How To Make Working For Yourself A Reality

Everyone wants to find their dream job, but that’s difficult to do. It’s easier to give up than it is to keep fighting and figure it out. If you want to make working for yourself a reality, then you have to be prepared to invest your time and money and not back down.

You need to believe in yourself and keep believing in yourself when no one else does. Understand that it’s not going to happen overnight and you’ll need to remain patient. Keep visualizing your dreams and documenting your goals along the way. Instead of becoming frustrated, stay levelheaded and confident that you’ll succeed.

Follow your Passion

It helps if you’re following your passion and not just going after another job. Working for yourself will become a lot more real when it’s in a line of work that motivates you each day. It’s not a good idea to say you want to work for yourself and have nothing that’s driving you from the inside. You’ll need that energy when you’re feeling defeated, and the plan isn’t going as you hoped.

Get the Proper Training & Education

Make sure you’re qualified to do your job. Take time to review and find recommended schools and training programs for your desired career. Clients will want to know you’re qualified to do your job and run your business. Start this process early, so it’s not what’s holding you back when you’re ready to open your doors. Plan ahead and know how long it’s going to take you to complete the training and education and how much it’ll cost you.

Learn how to Problem Solve

Your dream of working for yourself isn’t going to happen if you refuse to problem solve and figure out answers on your own. You’re going to come across many roadblocks in your journey to start your own business and can’t fold at each obstacle you face. There won’t be anyone else to depend on in this stage, and you’ll have to put in the hard work it takes to find a solution by thinking for yourself. Take your past experiences and your entrepreneurial mindset and begin to work through problems as they arise. Get comfortable with this process.

Seek Guidance

Although it’s your goal and you want to work for yourself, that doesn’t mean you have to get there all alone. Seek guidance throughout your journey from successful business owners and people who have already walked in your shoes. They know what it takes and can educate you on what to watch out for and mistakes to avoid. Reach out and ask questions when you have them and listen to their advice. Do the same for someone else once you make it big.


Never say it’s impossible or that you can’t do it. Remain positive and in good spirits as you embark on your journey and set out to work for yourself. Celebrate your successes, learn from your mishaps and always keep going.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who teaches women entrepreneurs how to monetize their message so they can make more money from their expertise. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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