As we’ve mentioned in the past, we’ve been building a great little marketing company over the past two years.
Business has been going great, and we’ve gotten some great clients, cool projects, and an unbelievable lifestyle.
It wasn’t until this summer that I made a fantastic realization – the business works in cycles similar to that of a school teacher; busy in the fall, busy in the Spring, and pretty quiet in the summer and over Christmas! What a fantastic lifestyle!
So instead of trying to fight it, I just went with it…this summer I worked an average of 6-8 hours a day, but rarely ever on weekends, and on days where there wasn’t much to do…well, I focused on other things, like going for long walks before lunch, meeting friends, reading, and doing lots and lots of yardwork.
If you’re considering going into business for yourself NOTHING beats the freedom. Yes, it can be stressful at times, and yes, you’ll probably have some pretty tight budgets over the first few years, but in the end if you learn how to work it WILL pay off big! The freedom you’ll have from not reporting to a boss, and having ultimate decision making power, the free time you’ll have if you learn to go with the phases of your business, and the joy of running your own business…and knowing you made it.
NOTHING BEATS IT!