Continuing to explore the challenges holding people back from launching their own business takes us to the topic of security. We want to know it will be okay, we will be safe and taken care of so we cling onto the JOB (J=Just, O=Over, B=Broke) hoping it will provide our security needs.

However, today this may be a false sense of security with companies that have been around forever shutting their doors, relocating to a new state or cutting back staff. We are offered no guarantees in today’s job market and in many instances we do not know if tomorrow holds the promise of a paycheck. I have spoken to numerous people that are living the “what if”, the unknown of their security and waiting to see what happens.

As Robert Kiyosaki stated in his book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, by continuing to work for corporate America all we do is provide wealth for the corporations, we are given no guarantee that our retirement is secure. Basically if we rely on corporate America to continue to be our source of income for our families all we will do is make them richer.

Let’s look further back in our history at the founding of America, were we founded by large corporations & foreign companies, NO! America was founded by entrepreneurs like you and I. According to Gerald Gunderson’s study entitled The Founding Entrepreneurs: America’s Prosperity, “While it is not difficult to understand that entrepreneurs have created many improvements in the course of American history, it can be surprising to learn that they actually "founded" the U.S. economy”. Perhaps America is going back to the day when the entrepreneur and small business generated the growth and profitability in our Nation.

As an entrepreneur you have the freedom and capability to make the changes necessary for growth eliminating the bureaucratic red tape encountered in the corporate setting. Your success or failure depends on you not a supervisor or company that is only looking out for themselves. You create your security because you will never fire or lay yourself off, you will fire yourself up and find new innovative ways to grow your dreams.

So if we look at the reality of today, there is no security in a job. A job gives one a false sense of security for the moment, when that moment is gone then what. Be proactive and start planning today for your security and future.

Author's Bio: 

Robin Hardy is well known for her expertise in guiding men & women into creating tangible actionable results through Media Training, PR Consulting, Creative Development, Marketing and Business Plans. With over 12 years of experience Robin ensures that her clients create a solid sense of direction leading to greater profitability. Her methods empower people to stretch beyond their limitations, re-invent through a solid sense of self-esteem and deepen their levels of confidence for unstoppable success. Robin speaks nationally, teaches on college campuses and coaches individuals, small business owners and entrepreneurs. As Development Director & Feminine Leader for The Amazing Woman’s Day Movement she contributes her insights to empowering women entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether it be as an Empowered Options Coach, An Inspirational Speaker, An Author or host of Empowering you Radio, there’s one thing for certain; Robin is dedicated to helping others achieve their wildest dreams.