Our very first official business day dated from 26th of february 2014. Time really does fly even though that sounds so cliche. Even though I’ve been doing this for 5 years, really it’s been 3 years that I’ve been doing it full-time and I honestly can’t imagine my life without making my own schedule and being my own boss- it really has been life changing.
Reflecting on the past 5 years of being self-employed while writing this post, I wanted to quickly recap where we are now since the first business day in 2014.
If I was to give advice, I’d encourage everyone to become self-employed. You don’t get any benefits by working for someone else. Actually, your performance is bad because you just don’t have the motivation. You usually do something you don’t like and you probably stay in an office from 9 to 5. Eventually you start dreading Mondays, become depressed because you never do what you want, and you realize that the balance and security this job may give you can disappear in an instant by losing it. And then what?
I think self-employment is the answer.
Nothing beats being your own boss, doing what you enjoy and are passionate about, making a decent income by actually offering value to others and having free time whenever you feel like. It’s freedom in so many ways.
It may take some hard work, probably money to begin with, a lot of time, dedication, unexpected problems and moments when you’ll be on the verge of giving up. But what doesn’t?
Everything great requires these things and the result, if achieved, is tremendous and totally worth fighting for.
Staying in your comfort zone is easier, that’s true. But we also know that nothing will even happen there, neither will we build any character.
I think self-employment is one of the best things we can do in our life so that we can live it the way we want. We can actually achieve something, have money and be happy and independent.
I also think it’s a win-win situation. It helps you, your clients (because you’re more motivated than ever to satisfy their needs considering the fact that their money go directly into your pocket), society (because you offer value) and economics in general.
It is indeed risky, scary, stressful and at times seems impossible. But it’s also adventurous, brave, creative, beneficial, meaningful and is the only way for you to have freedom, independence and happiness.
We’re looking forward to work with you!