It is thrilling to be a business owner because your business provides more than one opportunity for your employees. Business owners are often keenly aware that their businesses provide opportunities for the entrepreneur and customers. What some entrepreneurs overlook is the fact that their businesses provide opportunities for employees as well. In addition to enabling employees to earn a living to support themselves, business owners give the employees the opportunity to :
1. Care for family
2. Earn money for dreams
3. Gain experience
4. Interact with peers
Care for family – Most employees work so that they can care for their families. A reality of life is that families need money for food, clothing, shelter, toys and other things. Paychecks provide the cash for these things.
Earn money for dreams – People often work to earn income to achieve their dreams. A business owner should not be upset if the job they are providing is not an employee’s dream come true. Instead, be happy and proud of the fact that the job you are providing allows another person to fulfill her dreams.
Gain Experience – Jobs like many things in life may be for a reason, a season or a lifetime. The job you are providing may be just for a season in a person’s life. If your job is a step along someone else’s journey, that is a good thing. It makes your business an important step in another person’s journey.
Interact with Peers – Some people treasure work because it is a chance to interact with peers. As a person who works from home, I can attest to the fact that the chance to interact with adults and to be able to bounce ideas off of peers in real time and face to face is a special treat. As a business owner, you provide this opportunity for peer interaction and community development.
Self-fulfillment – There are people who are like to enrich their lives through work. For these people, your business is a chance for them to work towards becoming a better and more self satisfied person.
Keep in mind that in all these cases, your employees are using your business for their own benefit. In fact, that personal benefit may be more important to them than your business is to them. That is okay! While these employees are working to get what they want from your business, they are working. If they are working diligently to achieve their goals, that diligent work benefits you and your business.
In conclusion, it is thrilling to be a business owner because your business provides more than one opportunity for your employees. So, the question for you this thrilling day is, what opportunities does your business provide for others?