We all dream to be in control of our future, we want to have more freedom, but usually end up making statements like:
- I can’t believe my boss is asking me to do this.
- If I was in control I’d do things differently.
When we step back and dream about what our life could be like when we are in control, what does it look like to you? Think back to when you were younger and what mattered to you. You may have wanted to be an astronaut, dinosaur or maybe a fireman. That may be true today, well hopefully except for being a dinosaur.
As we grow and have more life lessons we start to learn about what we like and what we don’t. You find out what captivates your attention on a daily basis and you know what you are good at. It’s important to identify what you’re good at and enjoy doing, you envision of how you’d do it if you were in charge. However you might not have the full picture yet.
There is a concept of manager and maker. As a maker you may be great at doing the work, but you don’t know the other side, the manager. The manager needs to balance all of the items that the maker usually doesn’t touch. Such as billing, invoicing, sales, marketing, client relations, and the list goes on.