No 1 reason being an employee sucks
The number one reason being an employee sucks is this:
You can’t sell your job.
No matter how good you are at what you do,
- you don’t own your output
- you are building other peoples brands and empire
- you are at the risk of hierarchy
- you are not servant to customers, but wage earners (the fundamental issue)
What this means is that as an employee you are not serving those who actually pay your wages – your consumers. Instead you become servant to people who are best at ‘internal politics’. So for you to succeed in this environment, you too must excel at internal politics. Which takes you always for important real world skills entrepreneurs develop. And then the final reality is that at some point in your ‘employee career’ someone will not like you, and dispose of you. At this point you instantly lose any good will or employee equity which was built. Even if you are a stock holder, you still have no decision making authority.
The point is, if you want to build assets, being an employee makes it difficult because you lack control. If you want control, then you must have the courage to build something independently, like entrepreneurs do.