MIND YOUR BUSINESS: You are a service provider
When I woke up to face another day at work this morning, I realised that usually I look at my job as a compulsory mechanism in which I support somebody’s business interests. I have seen this attitude in many employed people, where you feel like your life is going nowhere because you are busy “enriching” others. However, I had this epiphany return to my mind this morning: My Job Is My Business. Indeed, when I come to work I come to work for myself. This has nothing to do with my boss’ financial interests; it has to do with mine. The matter of fact is that no matter what I call it, slavery, job, hustle, skoropo, letogo, I am working for myself. I am self-employed and my boss is my client. I come to work to deliver on what my client has asked for and the boss remunerates me within a 30-day period (better than the government tender system where you wait 10 months before being paid for your services). So, as an entrepreneur selling services to my client (read boss), I am creating my own future and building my experience in the field of business. That’s why when they advertise for a tender (job) they always want to know if you have a track record (experience) of delivering the service they are looking for. *A minimum experience of five years in this field will be an added advantage* Now, this is better than BEE, where some requirements are shelved and you still get paid for doing a shoddy job.
Now, I urge you brothers and sisters in the working class: Take your power back and mind your business. You are not a slave; you are an entrepreneur with a real client and the terms or contract details are negotiated between you and your client. Once you start to think like this, your business will flourish and you will create a better atmosphere from which to grow your business and draw “bigger” clients.
Your Tavern Preacher
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