From Inc.com — whether you work for yourself or someone else, you are in charge of your career.
One big advantage of working for someone else, especially in a large company, is that there may be a career path laid out for you. As you learn more and move up the ladder, you become a more valuable asset, so your employer may be motivated to help you increase your skills and responsibilities. When you’re working for yourself, customers only want to see you deliver what they need, and keep delivering it over and over.
Your career is entirely in your own hands, and it’s up to you to take it where you want to go. It’s way too easy to let the market take you where it wants you to go, instead of deciding for yourself where your best direction lies.
When you’re self-employed, it’s more important than ever to carve out the time for strategic planning, both for yourself and for your business. Visualize where you want to wind up and the specific steps you need to take to get there. Doing that can keep you happily self-employed for many years to come.
Read the full story at 6 Secrets to Self-Employed Happiness
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