ASH AMBIRGE

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Screw Being Your Own Boss

In: Starting an Online Business

 

Being your own boss is infinitely harder than having a boss, and by infinitely (which is a pain in the ass to spell), I mean 17,929,531.9045 times harder. Exact math.

The next time I hear someone say that they want to be their own boss, I'm going to take the nearest rotten pork chop and slap them across the face with it because, in fact, that's kind of what it's like.

Gone are the days when you just take orders and go home at 5pm to watch Desperate Housewives while shoving Twizzlers down your throat. (Not judging, ahem.)

Rather, being your own boss means a humongous fucking time investment.

Being your own boss means responsibility.

Being your own boss means that the work is never done.

Being your own boss means rules, regulations, taxes, paperwork.

Being your own boss means you can't just zone out.

Being your own boss means your livelihood.

Being your own boss means your dignity.

And dammit, being your own boss means that sometimes even when the hottest guy on the face of the planet wants to bone, you have to say no.

So why do we do it, then?

Because being your own boss also means creative freedom.

Freedom to dip your little red toenail into the unknown. Freedom to prove to yourself that you're more than just a job title. And the freedom to be you in ways you've never been before.

With the internet, we've got so much more opportunity than most people realize.

Not just to “be your own boss,” but to do something that fucking matters.

Because at the end of the day, that's really why you want to quit your job…isn't it?

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