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Why More Women are Quitting Their Jobs to Run Their Own Business

The journey to independence for women has been a very long one. If you go through history, women had to fight to have a place as members of the work force. It was a huge struggle as women were relegated to the background. According to societal norms, the only job women could do at that time was to be housewives.

Fast forward to the 21st century, women are taking up more roles in the work force. They are not only trained to practice their profession, they also head key positions. From the civil service to corporate institutions, women are no longer an unfamiliar sight.

 

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But now there is a new trend springing up. More women are transitioning from being employees to being business owners. I am privileged to be among them. I left my 9-to-5 to focus on my own business.

A lot of people wonder why there are more women quitting their jobs to run businesses of their own. I thought it will be a good idea to compile a list of key reasons why they do so.

 

Participating in the rat race doesn’t cut it anymore

Having a 9-to-5 jobs creates the illusion of stability and an avenue to practice your profession. You’re assured of a regular job with a good salary and a pension when you retire. But the truth is that working at a 9-to-5 job is anything BUT stable.

You could be fired at any time. Your salary may not be enough to pay all your bills and you could end up living on your credit card. The office politics causes both emotional and mental agony. Even if everything about working at a 9-to-5 were rosy, it doesn’t give you fulfillment.

Smart women know that in order to truly experience a good life, they need to take matters into their own hands and be their own bosses.

 

 

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You’re more in control

If there is anything working as an employee doesn’t offer, it would be living life on your own terms. As an employee, you are constantly taking orders from a superior. Unlike a 9-to-5, running your own business guarantees flexible working hours and you are able to work towards what you want to receive every month.

Female entrepreneurs know that taking care of a family comes with a lot of responsibilities and no matter how generous your employer is there are some things he or she will not be willing to waive for you.

 

Freedom to pursue your passion

Let’s face it. You can actually count the number of people who are happy with their cubicle lifestyle. I remember when I was working at my 9-to-5, more than half of my colleagues sulked to work. Starting from Monday, everyone was looking forward to Friday so that they could enjoy the weekend. I can never forget the days my work caused me so much strain and sadness.

When I finally called it quits and started my own business, I established a business that brought me fulfillment. I was able to do something that I am passionate about.

 

That is exactly what female entrepreneurs get to enjoy when they run their own businesses. They do what they love and business is never a drag because they are passionate about what they are doing.

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My Purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog

Before I dive into My Purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog, let me explain how I got to the point of writing this post.

I read books a lot and I love reading. My goal for this year is to read a book a week. This was the same goal I had last year and I almost smashed it. So I am hoping I smash it completely this 2018. I am currently reading The Mindful Entrepreneur:How to rapidly grow your business while staying sane, focused and fulfilled by Howard Finger and Aryeh Goldman on my Kindle. And I am really learning a lot. It is a very easy to read self-help non fiction book but it is written in a fiction way, if that makes any sense.

 

 

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I got this book for 99p and it is the best 99p I have spent so far this year. It is literally speaking to me and I am so glad I found this book. I have made some silly decisions lately; buying books with great samples only to realise it was a complete waste of my time and money. Most times I struggle to finish reading such book and just abandon it halfway but not this book. I am soaking the wise words from Howard Finger and Aryeh Goldman, and implementing the information into my business.

The Mindful Entrepreneur book has made me think deeply outside the box. It has opened my eyes to how to discover my deep purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog by answering 4 Why questions.  I found the exercise some educative and I know I will be learning a lot from this book.

 

 

 

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My Purpose for Fashion and Style Police Blog
  1. Why do I write on Fashion and Style Police Blog? I write to provide quality fashion, beauty and lifestyle articles.
  2. Why should anyone read my blog? Because I write quality articles that will educate and entertain my readers.
  3. Why would my blog posts entertain or educate anyone? My blog posts entertain and educate because they will make my readers feel good and feel like they have learnt something new after reading my posts.
  4. Why would the blog readers feel good and like they have learnt something new? My blog readers will spend wisely on products and services that would best serve them. They will also be informed on how best to use these products and services. These readers will eventually save money and time that would have been spent shopping around for products and services that would not work for them.

 

These answers have led me to the summary of my business purpose for the blog, which is to save money and time. And that valuable purpose makes me feel so good.

 

I urge every business owner to try this exercise. It makes you think deeply outside the box for the right answers. And it should work for every business because every business needs a meaningful purpose to succeed. For you to be a successful blogger/business owner, you and your staff must be focused on fulfilling a valuable purpose for your customers.

Do try this exercise and let me know how you get on.

 

 

 

To Freelance is the Future

The number of freelancers is on the rise in different countries. And as I delve deeper into freelancing, the reasons for this increase are getting clearer by the day. In fact, the potential for freelancers is immense and I’m really glad that people, especially the creatives, are taking advantage of it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a freelancer or you intend to freelance. Maybe you have even hired a couple to help you out in your business. You’ll see that they are proving themselves to be an indispensible part of the industry.

 

 

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Here are some of the reasons why freelancing is the future of work.

 

Search for better income

This is where most freelancers start. The desire to find a way to augment their income pushes them to find “side hustles” they can engage in after their 9-to-5 jobs. The reason is simple: their salaries are not enough to cater for their needs or the needs of their family.

Those who turn to freelancing have been able to raise their income level even higher than what they were earning in their 9-to-5. Well known freelancers have been able to rake in millions every year through freelancing alone. That is something they could never have imagined they could achieve through their 9-to-5 jobs.

 

Freelancers take up gigs that reflect their passions

The gigs freelancers go for reflect their interests and hobbies. Doing something they love makes them enjoy the work they do. Thus, their side hustles turn to their passion project and a means to escape their dreadful jobs. This means that they are more productive and deliver quality services.  They carry this passion and enjoyment with them even after they leave their 9-to-5 to dedicate more time to build a business on what they love doing the most.

 

Freelance to experience a life of freedom

Freelancing gives people the opportunity to quit their jobs and start off as owners of their own businesses.  As business owners, these freelancers get to enjoy unlimited freedom in their lives. No need to wake up early to rush to work. Having to endure hours of long commute or crazy weather conditions would be a thing of the past. No need to deal with office politics. They are in charge of their own time, the clients they work with and how much money they can make.

 

 

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Freelance gives job security

The immergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has been giving a lot of workers concerns. Many believe that the presence of AI means that they are faced with the threat of losing their jobs.

The good news is that freelancers are not at risk of the presence of AI. Freelancers don’t only offer services, they build business relationships and influence in their niche. This is something that AI can’t achieve.

 

Assurance of quality service

Most people working in offices today are doing those jobs mainly out of necessity and not many of them enjoy the work that they do. Freelancers on the other hand love their job. Their love for what they do shows in the quality of their work.

Their passion drives them to ensure that their clients are given the best. Freelancers work faster, smarter and are more resourceful and innovative than those working in a 9-to-5. They believe in ensuring maximum satisfaction and not merely living from paycheck to paycheck.

 

Do you freelance? How are you finding it?

 

 

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