Doing your own business is indeed hard work, but it can be immensely satisfying when you find that one thing to do that is exactly up your street. Who said work can’t be fun? Maybe the people who run sweat shops and factories and rule with an iron fist. I got away from all that. Right now I’m in the process of learning the principles of such business people as Robert Kiyosaki. In case you haven’t done so already, have a read of his book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad and the latest one, The Business of the 21st Century.
Some people object to the idea of embarking on one’s own business, stating that it’s too risky and that it makes you work longer hours. But the truth is, a calculated risk is better than a state of stagnancy in a job with a glass ceiling, especially if that glass ceiling is suspended too low for you to even stand upright under it.
We are never really taught about investing and financial commonsense in school. So many of us never ever think of climbing out of the boxes that have been set to contain us. I made my decision to get out because of necessity. It’s a bit like the two lepers in the Gospels who decided that staying in the city to starve was not an option. What had they got to lose? Nothing. On the other hand, what had they got to gain? Everything if things worked well for them.
I started out on my journey not too long ago and it’s been great. It’s not been without its tense moments, but then which venture—job or otherwise—is? That’s right—none.
I had great fun writing about my first 10 weeks in the business. This was some time ago now. The people in the corporate office were tickled by it I was told. If you’d like to catch up on that article, you can do so by accessing p. 12 of the company’s online e-brochure at: http://www.mannatecheurope.com/assets/products/documents/Celebrate/UK_Celebrate_June_2010/UK_Celebrate_June_2010.html. Hope it brightens your day too.