Should I set up my own business?


This is one of the toughest career questions to answer. Criticizing and questioning the boss’s decisions, methods, and actions is a right of passage for most employees. However, if we take the leap and set up our own business, we lose the ability to use the boss as a scapegoat! In this episode, we’ll shed some light on what it takes to set up and successfully go it alone.

Disclaimer: This Podcast is for Construction Industry Business Owners who want to hear the truth no matter how much it might sting. If you’re looking for nicey, nicey leadership advice? Best you watch a TED talk!


Should I? Or Shouldn’t I?

There is no right or wrong? No, yes, or no when it comes to leaving the security of being an employee and branching out on your own.

However, there are some simple truths that you must ask yourself if you are genuinely considering the question:

  • Am I willing to sacrifice whatever it takes to make my business successful?
  • Am I willing to work harder than I have ever worked before in my life?
  • Am I willing to risk failing publicly if things don’t work out?
  • Am I willing to work for as long as necessary to make my business successful?
  • Am I prepared to expand my awareness, skillset, opinion, and attitude to succeed?

If you can honestly answer all of the above questions with ‘Yes,’ then you’re ready, and you stand a damn good chance of succeeding! 

If the answer is no… you’re destined to fail, so don’t even start.


It’s Bitter Sweet

Building your own business is one of the most rewarding things a person can do, but it’s also one of the toughest.

If you’re serious about venturing down the unknown path of business ownership, the only guarantee is that it will be harder than you think, it will take longer than you think, and it won’t happen the way you think.

However, if you push through, build, grow, and evolve, you can create an extraordinary life that no employee can have. The freedom, profits, and flexibility can be outstanding.

Your ability to grow and build a successful business will be directly tied to your ability to grow as a person. What doesn’t evolve becomes extinct.



Business is a serious, highly competitive arena, and only those with a high enough MPa survive! This episode wasn’t designed to scare people off becoming business owners. It was to prepare them for what’s in store or protect them from inevitable failure if they aren’t willing to give it all. 

Program vs. Podcast?

The Construction MPa Program is an entirely different beast than the Construction MPa Podcast. However, it was ultimately built with the same end goal in mind, too:

A) Help small business owners strengthen their businesses.

B) Provide a home for small business owners to openly discuss the challenges they face in a sales and bullshit-free environment.

If you want to know more about the Construction MPa Program, check out: Program Outline Page.


Business Owners Only.


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