I read yesterday a stupid article on forbes, the writer was trying to convince people that do not love their jobs, to quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs, he also adds in the sense that if you have a non competition agreement with your boss honor it till you are legally allowed to actually compete with your boss,
(link to article)
This article is very dangerous and it have the potential of breaking lives & families; because he is introducing a dangerous idea in the heads of many people!
You might say! ” you are an entrepreneur why are you saying that?”
This is why! because i am and always have been an entrepreneur!, i know how difficult it is to make a project work, and the amount of patience needed! I also have my advertising agency, and i know how much small-businesses fail simply because the bosses / company owners & managers of these companies were not made for it!
Such articles do not tell people that they would have to work for months and sometimes years before seeing any profit! It do not tell people that they may starve, may lose their wives, and even lose their houses by accumulating debts, for a start-up they were not intended to have and would not know how to develop!
An entrepreneur is born an entrepreneur, and by the end of school you would know whether or not he is intended to be so! An entrepreneur is a risk taker, that took hundreds of risks hoping to land the jackpot! Telling people to quit their jobs & become entrepreneurs, is like telling them to put all their money on a random number from 1 to 100, maybe if you are lucky you might find the number and multiply your assets but chances are that you will lose everything you worked for!
The funny part is when Alan Hall (the author) tells them, to just compete with their bosses ( Wait until you can legally pursue your opportunity), this point proves my previous hypothesis that people are born entrepreneurs, those who are not try to copycat, but entrepreneurs have thousands of ideas and this is what gives them the ability to resist and endure while copycats not, i have a personal experience i will share: my ex operation director rebelled on me, and then created a competing advertising agency, which led to me losing an entire market – till now unable to restore my operations in that country – and my ex operation manager just accumulated debts and ended up renouncing to the adventure and finding a job as an employee again!!!
This is what happens when employees want to compete with their old bosses, everyone loses, but employees will be the ones that lose the most!