10 Signs You Are a Solo Entrepreneur

Many women with ADHD find solace and success in carving out their own paths. Here are 10 signs you can be a natural fit for the solopreneurial journey.

10 Signs You Are a Solo Entrepreneur

Did you know that many ADHD'ers can't settle on a job and believe they are failures, when, in fact, they are meant to work for themselves? Can you relate to any of these indicators?

01 - You Are Passionate

You need to work with purpose and something you are genuinely passionate about. Some people can work for any type of company and sell any type of product, but not you. Your product is not just something you sell; it's something that represents you and your values. You need a business that solves a problem or pain point you have yourself. You need to see and understand the benefit of your business and know exactly what the value proposition is: "This is why I'm doing this." If you aren't excited by your job and what it offers, then you feel there's no point in doing it. As a solopreneur, you get to be passionate about your work because it will be a reflection and an extension of who you are.

02 - You Are a Multipotentialite

You have many passions and ideas that you wish to monetize, but you find it hard to stick to just one thing, so you keep jumping from idea to idea, project to project, which is why your career path might seem confusing to others. But as a solopreneur, you can be yourself and build a brand around who you are, bringing all your talents and interests together into one cohesive brand called: YOU!

03 - You Are a Freedom Seeker

You are impulsive and need the freedom to get up and leave whenever it suits you. You don’t like being tied down by office hours and traditional office settings, and feel restless when forced to stay in one place for too long. As an adventurous, free-spirited solopreneur, you get to wander the world and work from anywhere.

04 - You Need to Work in Sync with Your Energy

To maximize your productivity, you need to work when you feel most energized and focused. As a solopreneur, you have the flexibility to tailor your work schedule to your natural rhythms. If you're a morning person, you can start early and finish early. Alternatively, if you're a night owl, you can work later into the night and sleep in the next day. This flexibility allows you to work when you're body and mind are up for it, rather than being confined to a traditional 9 to 5 schedule.

05 - You Want to Call All the Shots

You prefer to be your own boss, making all the decisions yourself. Authority, rules, and instructions don't sit well with you because you believe in doing things your way. You’re just not the type who needs supervision and micromanagement - you're the independent, self-propelled kind of person who can motivate yourself into action. As a solopreneur, you're in full control, responsible for every aspect of your business, and you get to run things according to your vision.

06 - You Want a Peaceful Workplace

You can't handle workplace politics and drama. The constant competition, conflicts, and jealousy in traditional work settings drain your energy and disrupt your focus. As a solopreneur, you have a peaceful and tranquil work environment where you can fully immerse yourself in your tasks and unleash your creativity without the distractions of office politics weighing you down.

07 - You Are Creative and Adaptable

You like to be creative in your work, wear all the hats, and be responsible for all aspects of your business, from marketing and product development to customer service and finance. This diversity of responsibilities allows you to be creative in problem-solving and to explore different areas of interest within your business, stay on your toes and quickly pivot strategies or explore new opportunities as needed to stay competitive.

08 - You Crave Instant Gratification

You are the impatient type and need to see instant results of your efforts. You want the ability to go from idea to execution in short order, without having to wait for someone else's approval. If something takes too much time, you run the risk of losing interest in your project, which is why you need to take instant action and see instant results. As a solopreneur, you get to decide how fast you want to work and see instant results of everything you do.

10 - You Love to Work Alone

Whether you’re working from home, from a café in Paris, or from a coworking space, you’re more of an independent type of worker who loves your own company. You find solace and productivity in solitude, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in your work and unleash your creativity without external influences.

Did you find yourself nodding along?

If so, it may not be a coincidence. Your unique perspective, structure, creativity, and struggle with focus could be signs that you're tailored for a different path - one where you set the rules and make the decisions. It's possible that you're made for business. If you crave adventure, love taking risks, thrive under pressure, find routines boring, seek constant stimulation, enjoy trying out new things, jump from project to project, and possess a creative and energetic spirit, you could indeed carry the "solo entrepreneurial gene".