Time: Usually time is not on your side. It’s hard to come by.
Money: Usually available, but sometimes it will “spit and sputter.” Does the job pay enough to warrant the commitment? It’s not just the money you’re being paid, it’s also the money committed to your POA (Plan-of-Action) by the owners or stockholders.
Commitment: Generally there, but also a reflection of time and money. Sometimes, very hard to sustain from both “the boss,” and Corporate.
Support: Always hard to come by. It’s there in the beginning, but dwindles with time. You may “look great” in the beginning, but the proof is in the pudding. And, there’s always someone waiting “in the wings” for you to FAIL.
Skill: Usually enough skills to get recognized in the “realm of bosses,” but is there “enough skills” to sustain your commitment to the conclusion of the POA.
Results: If you enjoy “quick success” in becoming “a boss,” then likely, you’ll be a half-ass-boss, and too often, do a half-ass-job. Thereby, deserving the consequences of not having enough Time, Money, Commitment, Support, and Skill…. Resulting in Failure. Remember “two half-asses” don’t necessarily imply one whole one.
There’s plenty of those “kind of bosses” around. So, think…twice, or three times. Are you sure you want to be the boss?
Being “the boss” for most, is a “long-term-process.” It takes years of development, and a Resume “full of proven RESULTS. Remember too, the “bigger the boss,” the HARDER, they fall. Ask yourself this question:
Would you rather be a “big boss” in a little pond, or a “little boss” in a big pond? I’ve been BOTH, and have found more comfort, joy, happiness, and success…. In the little pond. By definition; the “little pond” is OWNING your “own business.”
Conclusion: Determine what makes you happy. Determine what you’re good at. Determine what your limitations are; and stay within your BOUNDARIES. By Boundaries… I mean to say this: If you can find SUCCESS in your “own back yard,” then don’t go into someone else’s back yard looking for more….don’t be greedy.
We are told in Isaiah 56:11- And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied. And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.
My Father used to tell me… that the “greedy hog gets et.” Being “boss” is not always a “safe-bet.” …..Blessings…cjlb…7/30/15.