michaelawrites
2 min readMay 31, 2023

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How the workforce made me a better entrepreneur.

Photo by Daniel Thomas on Unsplash

I’ve been an entrepreneur for awhile, and I can honestly say that my time in the workforce made me a better entrepreneur. I learned so much about business, people, and myself during those years, and I’m grateful for the experience.

Here are a few of the things I learned that helped me succeed as an entrepreneur:

How to work with people from different backgrounds and with different personalities. In the workforce, I had to learn how to work with people from all walks of life. I had to learn how to communicate effectively with people who had different values, beliefs, and ways of thinking. This skill has been invaluable to me as an entrepreneur, as I often have to work with people who have different skill sets and perspectives than my own.
How to deal with difficult situations. In the workforce, I was faced with many difficult situations. I had to learn how to handle conflict, deal with difficult customers, and manage my time effectively. These skills have been essential to my success as an entrepreneur, as I often have to deal with unexpected challenges and setbacks.
How to be self-motivated and driven. In the workforce, I had to learn how to be self-motivated and driven. I had to learn how to set goals for myself and how to work hard to achieve them. This skill has been essential to my success as an entrepreneur, as I often have to work long hours and put in a lot of effort to get my business off the ground and running smoothly.
How to take risks and be innovative. In the workforce, I was encouraged to take risks and be innovative. I was given the opportunity to try new things and to experiment with different ideas. This skill has been essential to my success as an entrepreneur, as I often have to come up with new ideas and solutions to problems.
How to fail and learn from my mistakes. In the workforce, I made mistakes. A lot of them. But I learned from them. I learned how to pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep going. This skill has been essential to my success as an entrepreneur, as I often have to fail in order to succeed.
I'm grateful for the time I spent in the workforce. It taught me so much about business, people, and myself. I'm a better entrepreneur because of it.

If you're thinking about starting your own business, I encourage you to get some experience in the workforce first. It will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

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michaelawrites

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