I found out recently that you can’t put a price tag on freedom. Getting back into the corporate world and going back to a law office full-time didn’t turn out to be a good fit for me at all. I found the office and some of the people employed there to be oppressive. I refuse to work in an environment that doesn’t foster kindness, or doesn’t truly have their client’s best interests at heart.
I am glad I had this experience because it made me realize that there was a reason I left nine years ago and I need to continue doing what I have been doing in the past. When you’ve been self employed for as long as I have, it’s just too difficult to entertain the idea of working for someone else. I feel so blessed that I can return to a job I truly love. My clients are some of the most interesting and nicest people you would ever encounter. I consider them family.
Being your own boss, to me, is the key to happiness. Here’s just a few reasons why:
set your own hours ( no 9a-5p!! 😉 )
spend quality time with family/friends/pets
more time to help others and volunteer to great causes
have control over your earning potential
be self disciplined
More leisure time/vacation!!!!!
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” ~ Johnny Carson