What Does Having Your Own Business Mean to You?
To some - it's the icing on the cake. It's their dream, the goal they've worked towards for all their working life.
For others it's the beginning of a journey to total independence. There are many reasons we want to have our own business and connecting with that reason can keep us motivated to move forward.
My friend Lisa feels so proud every time she tells someone that she runs her own business. You should have seen her face when her first batch of business cards arrived - it was magical. All those feelings of achievement, pride and excitement wrapped up in a little card. There's nothing like it.
For me - it was a way of making it on my own. A way of proving that I could do it, that I had what it takes. It was a way of breaking free of the 9-5 drudge. It was a way of expressing my full potential and getting the recognition I deserved.
I remember when friends and colleagues found out that I was 'going it alone' back in 1994. One or two wished me luck but the rest all thought I was mad to leave the security of a job to strike out on my own with nothing to fall back on.
They felt safe! I felt trapped!
I guess it takes a certain type of person to set up in business, it's not for everyone.
What does it mean to you?
For me, running my own business means being in full control of my schedule and my destiny. It can feel, at times, like you’ve created your very own prison, *snorts, but in my opinion the pros outweigh the cons bigtime. Like you have mentioned, it’s the opportunity to get out the 9-5 drugery work to do what you’re truly passionate about. Every sacrifice made to get there is worth it.
Krissy Brady, Writer recently posted..Freelance Writing 101- Supporting Fellow Writers
Yes, oh yes! I hear what you’re saying Krissy!
In full control of your destiny is so powerful. That’s exactly what we’re doing and it can feel so good and scary at the same time lol.
I love that you say every sacrifice made to get there is worth it. I always feel that it’s not for everyone and it really isn’t the easy option.
But so worth it when you get there!
Freedom and with that comes responsibility to oneself to be true to treat working from home kindly. It come with so many more pluses that i can’t imagine working any other way.
Like Krissy the pros far outweigh the cons
Suzie Cheel recently posted..Abundance Alchemy- Prescription 4
‘Treat working from home kindly’ – I love those words.
Can’t imagine working any other way either.
Having my own business gives me the gift of time to spend my family and a sense of accomplishment.
The joy that comes with helping others with your business can not be understated.
There is freedom but we must always remind ourselves that we are the boss and so must keep to schedules and Prioritise our activities
Pamela Evbota recently posted..10 Success Tips to help you Grow Your Business
Yes, so true – it’s the balance thing again Pamela, we get to have freedom but we must balance it out with hard work when necessary. Or we pay a heavy price. Thanks for your insight.
When owning your own business, being your on boss is not as easy as you think, especially if it is a home business, you must be very disciplined and responsible, and you may have two work twice as hard as you did when you were working 9 to 5. But in the end it is so gratifying and worth it.
Very well said Marcus,
As I’m always saying – it’s not the ‘easy’ option!
But it is worth all the hard work.
Lovely to have you here