Are you a generalist or a professional? This question not only allows you to better understand your position in the workplace, but also can help you who want to start a business know whether you have the materials to be a boss. However, this alone is still not enough. To become a boss, your thoughts and thoughts must be more thorough, meticulous and long-term than ordinary wage earners, and your attitude towards matters must be quite different from that of salaried employees. If you are hesitant to respond If you want to start a business, maybe you can first think about whether you have the following conditions.
Written by: Daphne Wu｜Photo: Envato, Jessica Jung IG @jessica.syj
Translated By: BXC
The so-called workplace generalists, as the name suggests, are talents with a broad and rich knowledge reserve and multiple skills. Their knowledge is integrated and skills are diversified. Although they do not have the depth of professionals, they have their own advantages in the workplace. . But to become a boss, a generalist is more competent than a professional, because this kind of person has not only the knowledge of related businesses, but also a certain understanding of different industries, and even equipped with interpersonal relations, management, leadership, Business skills and other talents, comprehensive knowledge can enable them to know how to apply and know people's responsibilities, and accelerate business development.
Mindset determines height, so as a generalist, your mode of thinking is equally important. If you have the following characteristics, you may be able to give it a try.
1. HAVE A STUDIOUS SPIRIT
Information changes rapidly and we cannot know everything in the world, but at least having a willingness to learn, staying close to the pulse of society and exploring unfamiliar things can already allow you to acquire more diverse knowledge than ordinary people. This is for a boss It is extremely important. It can help induce its development potential and at the same time be more survivable, allowing its business to occupy a position in the market.
2. FLEXIBLE AND FORWARD-LOOKING
Generally, employees have a passive mentality, and they often wait for their bosses to dispatch work or complete tasks within the specified scope of work. However, as a boss, you must always maintain an active planning, innovative, and flexible mentality to respond to market changes and enhance competitiveness. Ask yourself if you are unwilling to sit back and wait for you and want to take the initiative, entrepreneurship may bring you a different way out.
3. KNOW HOW TO PLAN FOR THE BEST AND THE WORST
When business is good, it can be said that there is no limit to making money. As the boss, you are happy, but when the impact comes and the business is not good, you will face huge risks at any time. Not only is there no income, but there is also a crisis of losing money. Therefore, you must be the boss. One of the characteristics is to know how to be mentally prepared for everything, and to have a backup plan to guard against unburned.
4. A HEART THAT ALWAYS MOVES FORWARD
What I’m talking about here is not only always conceiving a career planning puzzle and laying out a good business plan, but also whether you can let go of the mentality of "returning and other off work, off work, etc.", because as a boss, there is basically no off-duty time. Even if you lie in bed, your mind may continue to spin around your business. But when you encounter unexpected events, you will have more chances to sleep and eat. When you know that being a boss is not as easy as you think, you can match your desire to start a business, plans, and funds. Why not jump out of your comfort zone and try to open up another day!