Every once in a while I think, “Wouldn’t a corporate job be nice?” You know, the kind where your paycheck is the same every week and you get a bonus once a year, and stock options and an annual holiday party? Then I remember that while I’ve loved my previous jobs, I love being a solopreneur even more. At this Thanksgiving season, here’s why I’m thankful for my current situation.
I’m the boss.
Now granted, I have no direct reports, but I don’t have anybody above me either. I don’t have to worry about sucking up to a boss to get the good projects (clients
are a different story). I get to make the decisions that I think are the best ones. If I want a day off, I can grant it to myself. It’s pretty awesome.
To keep reading, click here: 5 Reasons Being a Solopreneur Is Great
4 thoughts on “5 Reasons Being a Solopreneur Is Great”
You forgot the performance review cycle! Self evaluation, discussion with manager – lather, rinse, repeat twice a year, followed annually by the meager merit increase. And when do I get rewarded for my stellar annual performance? Not usually until March or April of the following year. Not sure how that is supposed to be in any way inspiring, but perhaps that’s not the point. Review cycle complete? Check!
My husband is also a solopreneur and I envy him not having to spend his time on this stuff.
Love your columns! I always look forward to reading them.
it is a great idea, but in reality it’s not that easy to be an entreprenur, it needed a struggle
You will still have to repeatedly answer the
“So, who are you with?”
“So, who do you work for, then?” questions
–even after you tell them that you are self-employed and list a handful of current/recent clients and projects!
No one ‘gets’ self employment. You are looked down upon by full-time regulars. You are treated no better than the unemployed. You are treated like a leper.
Boy, that hasn’t been my experience at all! I hope things get better for you.
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