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Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA)
Episode 242 -
Originally aired 12/29/2014 9:00 AM -
SELF-EMPLOYMENT ECSTASY™series -
“I Have Been Self-Employed My Entire Career! How Do I Adjust to Working For Someone Else?”
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TALK SHOW EPISODE NOTES
This is the series, SELF-EMPLOYMENT ECSTASY™! This series is designed for the statistically rare, yet often overlooked, self-employed individual who marches to their own drummer and loves it! This is not a series for people who want to consider future self-employment (aspiring) and how to become self-employed. This is a series for existing self-employment individuals. A very small number of people are self-employed ‘full-time’ (not the best term but it does convey the intended meaning). Due to the higher levels of happiness for self-employed individuals, this series in entitled, SELF-EMPLOYMENT ECSTASY™!
This episode is, is, “I Have Been Self-Employed My Entire Career! How Do I Adjust to Working For Someone Else?”
In this show we discuss A Stone* of Solutions™ including:
1. This is a very rare group of individuals.
2. "One in four or more adults in Southeast Asia (28%), East Asia (28%), and sub-Saharan Africa (25%) are self-employed and make up large segments of the region's workforce. The self-employed account for much smaller percentages of the population and workforces in the former Soviet Union (7%), European Union (6%), and Northern America (5%)." (2. The common career path is someone who has been employed by other entities moves toward a new self-employment path.
3. This is so rare that there are few resources to help transition from self-employment to "other" entity employment.
4. "Eighteen percent of all adults worldwide -- or 29% of the global workforce -- reported being self-employed in 2013." (http://www.gallup.com/poll/175292/nearly-three-workers-worldwide-self-employed.aspx)
5. "In wealthier and more developed regions such as Europe, Northern America, and Australia-New Zealand, the self-employed tend to be better educated than the overall population and have incomes comparable to those who are employed full time for an employer. However, in less developed regions with high rates of self-employment, these workers are much more likely than the general population to have only an elementary education or even less and to be much poorer on average." (http://www.gallup.com/poll/175292/nearly-three-workers-worldwide-self-employed.aspx)
6. The ability to choose to be self-employed and thrive (economically, emotionally, etc.) is also rare and should not be taken for granted.
7. "When economists and opinion leaders talk about the self-employed, the typical example people in the U.S. think of is the freelance professional or contractor who has struck out on their own to succeed on their own terms. They picture an entrepreneur, or at least a plucky individualist. This is indeed a common form of self-employment in more developed economies, but in much of the world, self-employment is more often an alternative to complete poverty." (http://www.gallup.com/poll/175292/nearly-three-workers-worldwide-self-employed.aspx)
8. For those who chose self employment and thrived, you won't easily adjust to working for someone else.
9. You are used to levels of autonomy that are almost non-existent when working for others.
10. Why are seeking "other" employment?
11. Do you think that the grass is greener (it will be easier, or you are bored)?
12. From Bloomberg Businessweek, “self-employed people are happier with their jobs than the wage-employed. According to the Pew report, "Nearly four-in-ten self-employed workers (39%) say they are 'completely satisfied' with their jobs, compared with 28% of all wage or salaried employees." This is consistent with earlier studies showing that, in a wide range of countries, a higher percentage of the self-employed are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs than the wage employed.” (http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/apr2010/sb2010041_151187.htm)
13. It will be difficult for employers to be convinced to hire you.
14. "Many employers think of the formerly self-employed worker as someone who is just going to stick around until they can get their business off the ground again."
Are they right?
Let's explore why you are considering "other" employment and how to craft the ideal opportunity for you to succeed!
*A stone is unit of measure equaling 14 pounds (so we have 14 elements in our one stone of solutions!).
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