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You know I was driving over to my Mum’s the other day as unfortunately she wasn’t feeling too good, so I thought I would go check on her as she is 85 and still going strong, but obviously at that age you worry about them. Whilst driving over there I thought how lucky I am.

The reasons being:-

  1. As I work mostly from home I can decide when I want to work, so if an emergency comes up I can take time out and without having to worry about the consequences. If I was employed that may not be possible and would only add to the stress of an already difficult situation.
  2. I have generally more flexibility in everything I do.
  3. I can choose who to work for.
  4. I can decide the prices I charge. 
  5. I can decide when to take time off and have a holiday, planned or last-minute.

All in all I feel very lucky that I have the flexibility, choice and option to work for myself as not everyone has. Sometimes people have, but just can’t make that leap from being employed to self-employed. I guess in a way I was pushed into being self-employed because of the experience of a previous employer and I decided that I would prefer to work for myself rather than be employed again.

No one ever knows what the future holds and yes there are risks involved, but you take a risk every time you go out driving, crossing the road etc. I think you have to think long and hard about what you want to do, give yourself a time limit to see if it’s working the way you hoped and if not have a plan B but other than that take that step and go for it.

From my personal experience this is the best thing I ever did and I love it; I just hope it continues and that’s the next thing that comes to mind – how long will it last, but that’s for another day and time to think about. At the moment I am enjoying my flexibility, freedom and choice of what I do and when.

Just to let you know my Mum did need my help that day, but she is fighting fit again now and running around; thank goodness. The lucky and privileged thing is; I was able to be there when she needed me.

There are probably a lot more reasons why people set-up in business themselves, it would be great to hear your story and why you enjoy it so much and how lucky you are?  Please get in touch…….


Posted November 15, 2011 by cmm in Blog

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