I’m not sure why I want to say wanker; I’m not angry in the least. But now that I think of it, a few things have inconvenienced me lately.
Like the fact that my Wifi signal decided to take a pee break three times during an important (first) client meeting yesterday.
Or this stiff neck I’ve acquired from sleeping on ruthless Costa Rican pillows, which are more like limp doilies stuffed with used cotton balls.
You know, sometimes stuff gets…tricky.
Out of the thousands of people on this planet, there are at least 2.7 people in this world, give or take, who have emailed me at one point or another, saying how cool my life is. Yes, it is cool. Working for myself is cool. Being an entrepreneur is cool. Traveling all over the place is cool. Calling the shots is cool. Hiring people to help you is cool. Doing fun projects is cool. IT IS COOL.
But in case you’re contemplating striking it out on your own, I also think you should know about the other stuff that happens every day, not just to me, but to all entrepreneurs. At least, I imagine. (And if this shit doesn’t happen to all entrepreneurs, I call shotgun in heaven, jerks.)
Bottom line: Kids, you can try this at home…but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
P.S. There’s a fun dialogue going on over at the TMF Facebook wall about this, with tons of insights from others on what’s been surprisingly hard for them while running their own business, including taxes, not getting paid to be sick or go on vacation, having clients assume you work weekends, and not being able to shut off “work mode.” Go join the conversation there, or comment here: What things have been surprisingly difficult for you while working for yourself?
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