What is Freedom?
For most people that start their own business you will hear them speak about the freedom that it brings. I have said the same things myself. But what do we mean by freedom? Is there real freedom when you own your own business?
Firstly it must be said that freedom is only ever relative. For example you may have the freedom to smoke but that freedom ends where other people’s lungs begin. You may have the freedom to jump off a cliff but that freedom ends when you hit the ground at the bottom! Freedom does not take away responsibilities. Owning your own business will give certain freedom. You will not have to ask a boss for a day off but you will have to make sure that your customers are kept happy. You will not be tied to a pay check that your boss thinks he should pay but you will have the responsibility to go and earn your own pay check.
Having your own business is great and I can recommend it. However you must be realistic and not get caught up in an unrealistic dream that having your own business will bring you freedom that does not exist. Most business owners work very long hours and many do not take holidays for years especially in the early years of the business. Therefore don’t fall into the trap that having your own business will give you lots of free time to do what you want to do and not work! That is just dream for most of us but may become a reality if you can grow your business and hand over responsibilities to others.
What do you think? Your comments are welcome below.
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