10 Obvious Signs You Should Be Working For Yourself (By Nicole Martins Ferreira)

  1. You think your boss is inefficient (If you ever feel like your boss is recommending outdated practices or inefficient processes, there’s a good chance you’re meant to be self-employed.)
  2. You’re self-sufficient (If you’re resourceful, take care of yourself, and know how to get shit done, you’re meant to work for yourself.)
  3. You feel suffocated in a 9 to 5 setting (When I forced back into the 9 to 5 after my first business failed, I literally felt suffocated.)
  4. You’ve already started working on a side business (Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for the best money-making ideas. Then, they try those ideas out. They dabble in a few different side gigs to figure out where their skills lie.)
  5. You do things your own way (If you find you’re constantly doing things differently from everyone else, there’s a good chance you should work for yourself.)
  6. You steer clear of office politics (Entrepreneurs in a 9 to 5 setting are so focused on their work and success that they don’t pay attention to the drama around them. You’re probably listening to a podcast or audiobook during your lunch break anyway.)
  7. Your dream is bigger than anything you’re doing right now (Those who work for themselves usually have larger than life dreams.)
  8. You’re obsessed with self-growth (Those who are destined to be self-employed are obsessed with self-growth.)
  9. Entrepreneurs tell you to be an entrepreneur (Entrepreneurs can spot people like themselves quite easily. They know by talking to someone whether or not they’re cut out for the self-employed lifestyle.)
  10. You want to (If your gut is telling you to work for yourself, don’t ignore it. You know what’s best for you better than anyone else. Do you get stressed out working in a 9 to 5 setting? Are you constantly thinking about quitting? Have you ever felt a desperate need to escape or getaway?)