This was a topic I thought was kind of neat as I was hearing the different stories that people had in terms of what ultimately convinced them that creating a business was the way to go. While there are often the generic answers such as “Wanting more money” here were some of the reasons I heard as well as the thinking behind it that I thought were a little different:
1) Wanting Rewards Based On Results – For this person they were in an industry that seemed to be pretty discriminatory in the sense that unless you have a specific degree or connection, regardless if you have the experience and skill set you will end up making less than those who may be less qualified. For example, even if you worked at a company for five years and have practical experience a person that has a university degree in your exact same field can end up getting more money and faster promotions simply based on that factor alone. Therefore, the person was saying she wanted the rewards to be based on her efforts into a company and so she thought starting her own business was the way to go.
2) No One Is Willing To Give You A Chance – Imagine being a person where there are factors such as being physically incapable of doing a job at the same pace as a regular worker due to incidents such as having an accident. Or think of a situation where you wanted to specifically work in a certain field/industry expect it is so tight knitted that no one wants to waste time on you. This is what drove one person to start his own business as his mentality was he was going to create his own opportunities as opposed to waiting for someone to hand it to him.
3) Wanting To Have Full Accountability – This might sound weird to some. But in this example a person was saying they wanted to be 100% accountable for their future and not ever blame others for their position in life. For example, complaining that a company doesn’t pay them enough, there are no opportunities in an organization, etc. Therefore, they wanted an environment where you can’t blame anyone but yourself if you aren’t say generating the income that you want. Not surprisingly after, they decided that a business was the way to go.
While there are many other reasons I’m sure, what this made me think too is how one thing all these people had in common is the mentality that they all believed that they can mold their own future. Like they say too it all starts with having the right attitude.