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Make the leap from employee to entrepreneur


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How to go from employee to entrepreneur and get out of the "hours for dollars" mindset.

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Make the leap from employee to entrepreneur

  1. 1. “Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur Pt1 – Getting Rid of the Hours for Dollars Mindset” Deborah A Bailey 1
  2. 2. Think Like an Entrepreneur Deborah A Bailey is the author of, “Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life.” She presents workshops and teleclasses for women who want to go into business or who simply want to apply entrepreneurial traits to their work and life. Deborah A Bailey 2
  3. 3. Employee Thinking • Directed by managers or supervisors • Have to fit within a hierarchy • They are usually not in charge of how much money they make • They are rewarded for being team players not individuals • If they fail they are seen as not competent Deborah A Bailey 3
  4. 4. Employee Thinking • They can’t arrange their time to fit their personal needs • They may feel that they are trapped and have no control • Connect hours worked with the monetary value – “hours for dollars” • They may become experts in one thing or one way of doing things "The most common way that people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker Deborah A Bailey 4
  5. 5. Entrepreneurial Thinking • • • They have a vision for where they want to go They keep learning They view obstacles as opportunities • • • They’re open to making mistakes They don’t let failure stop them They think outside of the box • • • They surround themselves with positive people They are “idea people” They take action to bring their vision into reality “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” –Margaret Drabble Deborah A Bailey 5
  6. 6. Five Success Traits • Creating a Vision - What do you really want to accomplish? What does it look like? • Trusting Your Intuition – Learn to listen to your “inner voice” • Being Creative – Think outside the box and be ready to take risks • Making Decisions – Commit to a course of action and don’t wait for things to be perfect • Taking Action – Be proactive instead of being a victim of circumstances • “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. Yet, in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” -Margaret Stortz Deborah A Bailey 6
  7. 7. Book For more information • Website: • Blog: • Facebook: • Twitter: • Blog Talk Radio: • Questions? Email me at • • • Barnes & Deborah A Bailey 7