Entrepreneurship vs 9am-5pm Job: What Should You Know | By Felix Adesina Adeleke
Young graduates tend to assume that being an entrepreneur is far better than getting a job. While this may be true on its own; we live in an age where jobs are so scarce.
Governments make a mockery of job holders by owing their salaries for months. Entrepreneurs also owe. No one even pays enough. Thus, salary is seen as a bribe to do away with one’s dreams.
Salary is not a bribe to forget your dreams, it prepares you for your dreams. It teaches you that no man can pay you as much as your dreams!
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I expect this post to generate arguments between people who favour entrepreneurship above earning a salary. To make matters worse, it kicks against a popular quote!
Anyways, it’s a cycle. Entrepreneurs employ people and pay salaries. The wise employees make all the mistakes under him and gather enough experience and capital to start the same cycle.
Now, someone might say ‘I started from scratch’. It’s possible, giving you the benefit of doubt that you did legit business. Meanwhile, someone (friends/family) paid for your many mistakes before you mastered your art.
All this networking/motivational/faith-based/entrepreneurship talks can be misleading when quoted out of context.
9-5pm job is not a scam. Learn, unlearn and relearn. Takes notes to prepare yourself. Try to learn the trade before you launch one.