Few people venture into entrepreneurship as their first gig. Compared to traditional professional careers, entrepreneurship is risky, demanding and requires more capital when starting out.

Working a steady job prior to becoming an entrepreneur gives you the skill, experience, insights and money that helps you make the journey easier when starting out in entrepreneurship.

Having established that, Network Marketing is great when starting out as an entrepreneur and one major reason is that you need little capital compared to traditional business and I still wonder why people ask you how to join your business and then give an excuse of NO MONEY!!

You need capital to start a business so what were you thinking?

In addition, some jobs are better at preparing you for the entrepreneurial world than others. Any job in the white-collar world can probably equip you with a pool of savings and some contacts, but even simpler jobs that anyone can get will help you build the skills necessary to run a business effectively.

Here are a few examples

1. Retail

Working retail offers an opportunity to develop several skills that have nothing to do with running a cash register or sorting items. You’ll work with incoming customers who may not know what they want. After having a conversation with them, you’ll get a feel for what they’re looking for, and you’ll be able to match it with a corresponding product.

After a few months, you’ll be able to look at a person’s behavior and profile them based on their needs. It’s a way of learning how to read people and preempt their needs and wants. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to work with disgruntled and dissatisfied customers — probably some of the nastiest around. It’s entirely within your power to address their complaints and make things right, and that experience will help you greatly with your first wave of dissatisfied customers.

2. Food

Food, particularly fast food business, is not a glamorous industry. Some cooks and chefs earn a level of artistic mastery that rivals the respect and appreciation of any other art, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about being a line cook at best, or a fry cook at worst. I’m talking about the down and dirty job of making food in a hot kitchen as fast as possible for demanding customers.

You won’t learn much about financial projections or profitability models here, but this is an extremely high-pressured environment. You’ll be forced to work quickly, multitask and shape orders to perfection under increasingly tight circumstances (and often with people who aren’t skilled at their jobs).

It’s a sink-or-swim environment that will perfectly prepare you for the pressure cooker that is entrepreneurship.

3. Sales

Working in sales should be an obvious move for any aspiring entrepreneur. In sales, you’ll learn strong communication skills as you speak with people from all walks of life. You’ll learn persuasion skills as you get better at talking people into deals. You’ll learn about customer needs and how to meet them appropriately, which will help you develop perfect products or push a perfect one

Furthermore, you’ll likely be in an environment that pays at least partially on commission. In a sense, your livelihood will depend on your ability to succeed, which is exactly how it will be as an entrepreneur. In fact, you can consider being a network marketing business owner the ultimate commission-based job.

4. Customer service

Customer-service reps, as they’ll likely attest, are forced to deal with people in a rapid-fire system, day in and day out. They see the worst, most demanding, angriest sides of people — and that experience will give you the edge you need in a highly competitive environment.

Keeping your cool face on while a disgruntled customer yells at you across the counter isn’t exactly fun, but it will prepare you for practically any customer challenge you encounter down the road.

5. Management

Last but not least, try to get a job in management before going on an entrepreneurial venture. It doesn’t have to be a white-collar job where you’re managing educated, trained professionals — it can be the manager of a restaurant or department store too.

In any management position, you’ll learn teamwork, delegation, time-management and resource-allocation skills that you’ll need desperately when you’re running a business. Personally, I feel that a management position prepares you far better for this than any class or textbook ever could.

This can better prepare you for a leadership role in network marketing

If you’ve already had experience in any of these jobs, think back to the experiences you had during the course of your employment.

What did you learn about teamwork?

About leadership?

About time management?

These lessons are subtle, since nobody explicitly tells you any of this information, but if you’re receptive to them, you can easily integrate them into your working style and stand out as a network marketer

The more perspectives and the more experiences you expose yourself to, the more well-rounded your eventual business and team will become.

When I started out in the world of work I didn’t know I would become a network marketing professional but yes I knew I will end up an entrepreneur.

Despite having a passion for business, working for myself wasn’t a top priority: I had owned several business but I decided I will spend more than a year on a job which eventually cumulated to about 10years of learning and growing

But, it was through my various work experiences that it became apparent I was well-suited to being my own boss. And when I started my network marketing business .. booom it exploded BECAUSE of all the gathered learning and experiences,

Working in a number of different places or roles will help individuals clarify what they’re most interested in – and what sort of business they might likely run.

You learn a lot about yourself and, most importantly, determine your strengths and weaknesses. This can help to identify what areas you need to focus on when you go on it alone, and where you may need help.

Today it’s kind of playing out as many with 9-5er seems to be more focused on their network marketing business than the so called stay at home mommies because they have gone through series of exposures and learning acquiring skills that gives them an edge.

Acquiring working experience is not bad at all but it’s a way of preparing you for a future role as a business owner.

Join the league of daring women leveraging on the acquired skills from paid employment to excel in network marketing. Do not underrate yourself but sit down and use to your advantage all you are doing for your boss ….

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