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Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi

SHS #81: [+FREE SURPRISE🎁] 5 Signs That Solopreneurship Is for You

Published 4 months ago • 4 min read

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At this point, I’m not sure if solopreneurship is even a formal term. But it's the one that I love and live.

I run a one-person business because

  • I don’t want the stress of running an organisation
  • I want my entire biz to be online
  • Softwares do the job well!

It’s a more lean model because I don’t want to chase the next big number at the cost of life.

As long as I’m doing what I love and making money, I’m happy. I don’t want to take over the world, and I want to spend more time travelling and with my family.

Here are five signs that solopreneurship may be for you.

I say that because these are the signs that I didn’t recognise earlier.

You feel ‘stuck’

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill

You feel like you’re stuck in the same rut and routine that isn’t making your heart truly happy.

It feels uncomfortable. A sense that there should be more to all this… but there isn’t. It’s the same thing every day with marginal changes every year.

You look forward to weekends and days off.

You feel heavier on Sunday evenings because of starting work on Monday.

You often ask yourself this question…

You’re unsure of why you’re doing what you're doing, and you catch yourself saying,

“What is the point of all this?”

What is the point of this job?

What is the point of putting on your headphones and data crunching on Excel to make sure you deliver perfection to your boss?

What’s the point of indulging in petty behaviour in the name of being smart in the corporate world?

It's energy-consuming and annoying.

And you know from others that it only grows as you grow in the company.

You’ve had a creative streak growing up

As an only child, I spent my weekends painting or writing poetry. It was my safe space where I enjoyed myself thoroughly. It gave me an outlet to express myself.

As I grew up, I kept that going by contributing to school newsletters or writing competitions in college. I didn’t want to compete or be out there. I just enjoyed being creative.

You probably liked singing, playing an instrument, sketching, anything.

But because life happens to all of us, these hobbies die as we grow.

Should they, though?

You feel there’s something more to life

Because there’s no way that you were meant to sit 40 hours a week, spend limited time at home, and live for weekends and vacations.

What happened to living every day as your last?

The system has screwed the basic essence of living. They’ve made it normal to trade time for money regardless of the output.

You feel there’s something more to life. More to living.

And in the age of social media, you anyway see so many people doing it. A 50-year-old becoming an entrepreneur because they loved cooking or a college dropout who created something big — there’s no right age or right thing anymore.

And that's a blessing in disguise.

You know in your heart that there has to be something more to all this.

You want to earn more by doing less

Yeah right.

You’re about to sell to me, aren’t you?

If only this was possible, life would be so easy!

See, even the thought of changing our lives makes us oppose it in all directions. We have such few people doing it hence it feels undoable.

It’s not easy.

It takes years of time, and anyone saying otherwise is going to sell you something, for sure.

It's a journey.

But what I’m trying to say is – even amidst all this, you can transform your life. It’s doable.

You have more control over your life than you think you do.

Okay, but how?

“Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are ultimately to be at peace with themselves. What humans can be, they must be.” ―Abraham Maslow

Ok, here's what I did:

  1. Write online: to build self-awareness and a personal brand.
  2. Engage online: to meet new people, learn about your niche, and spark conversations.
  3. Build a freebie: give value for free and see how it performs.
  4. Productize a solution: to pay your bills.

About #4, create a package of the value you can deliver that's in demand. Again, this is biased towards writing and the online world as that's my forte.

But if this isn’t your scene, I recommend you read about the people you want to be like and research how they got there.

If they can, why not you?

Lastly

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ―Helen Keller

You only get to do this thing called life once and while society pushes you to follow a certain path, you don’t really have to.

Just as creative careers aren’t encouraged, yet the world cannot do without music, books, movies, poetry, and fashion.

It’s because of those who pursued it anyway.

They followed their heart.

So if these are the signs you’re experiencing, it's time to look within and see what's dissatisfying you and work on it. It’s time to do something different on the side hoping to do it for a living if that's what you want.

It’s possible.


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