Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be your own boss? Intuit, a maker of small business software, estimates that 43 percent of the country’s workforce will be made up of self-employed contractors by 2020.

With today being National Boss’s Day, we’re spotlighting what it’s like to be in charge. Consider these things to help you navigate a path to entrepreneurship.

Do you have what it takes?

Vistaprint, in its recent study of what it’s like to go at it alone, found that being hardworking, self-confident and intelligent are the personality attributes that have helped business owners become successful.

Remember, a determined person stays the course regardless of obstacles or letdowns.

Do you have to struggle?

When it comes to being your own boss, Vistaprint found financial concerns are the most common hurdles faced by entrepreneurs, along with difficulties in marketing and advertising to make the business prosper. For that reason, the Wall Street Journal said fledgling entrepreneurs should have a backup strategy when a business doesn’t go according to plan.

Why do it?

More than half of bosses who work longer hours and face obstacles to success found that being on their own was more satisfying than expected, with millennials in the study reporting the highest levels of happiness.

Nothing is more rewarding than pursuing something you are passionate about. Being your own boss puts you in control.

Where can I turn?

A career in real estate is ideal for someone who wants to be in charge, and Coldwell Banker® is there to help with its guiding principle of “helping agents live exceptional lives.”

The company provides this extraordinary support for every independent agent by leveraging its Core 4 Values: Production Power, Coaching to Confidence, Wealth Builder and by creating a Culture of Awesomeness. Focused on the things that drive agent success, these values are the basis for everything Coldwell Banker offers – from business-building tools and income-enhancing opportunities to world-class education and support.

So, if you want to be in control of your destiny, grow your business, build wealth and work with a company that celebrates your entrepreneurial success in a fresh and fun way, consider a real estate affiliation with Coldwell Banker. The rewards are priceless.