Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Why do so many people prefer working for someone instead of starting their own businesses?
It’s a fact we often take for granted, but there are very good reasons for it.
Working for someone provides predictably and a kind of structure that makes it comfortable for you to navigate, it’s familiar – you know exactly what you’re dealing, it's given to you.
Predictability goes to the core of your survival instincts, it provides you with a framework in which to navigate your world in a way that allows you to assess and avoid risk.
The chaotic nature that our lives sometimes take is bound to generate uncertainty and uncertainty is inherently linked with stress and anxiety - uncertainty means unpredictability and unpredictability is associated with a sense of 'loss of control'.
Your brain is ultimately wired to help you survive; it’s why your natural inclination more often than not is to err on the side of caution.
‘Staying safe’ is your biological disposition and often the pre-cursor to many of the fears you may hold about the world.
What people sometimes fail to realise however, is that the same order, structure and predictability that’s given to you in the workplace, can also be transferred to how you approach your life more broadly.
I’m not talking about the kind of routine that slowly kills your soul; I’m talking about approaching life with an astute clarity of mind that allows you to put everything in it’s proper place - so you can make better sense of it all.
About creating a sense of certainty out of a sense of uncertainty.
About understanding both your strengths and limitations and moving forward into the world in a way that honours everything you know and understand.