Episode #73 Get Your Independence


Title:    Get Your Independence – Episode #73

Date:   July 4, 2015

A “Big Shout-Out” to Scott Casber from Take Down Media and Pit Pass Radio for his great review of this podcast. You can find Scott at www.takedownwrestle.com


Great Reasons To Start Your Own Business

You get to choose what your passions are and what you’re going to put your energies into.

You get to continually be educated.

Owning your own business comes with all kinds of challenges but every one of them is a new opportunity for you to learn something.

You have the opportunity to make more money.

As the owner, you get to decide how much of the profits you’re going to keep, how much to reinvest, how much to save, and how much to pay out to employees.

There is no security in any company, government position, tenure, etc., no matter how big the organization.

It’s very easy for things to change in the blink of an eye.

There are no guarantees.

It offers a more flexible work schedule.

Sure, some of us are working a lot more at the beginning than we did at our 9-5, but the goal is to work hard and smart at the beginning so you can begin to realize a quality of life you won’t find working for someone else.

There are positive tax benefits and implications.

It can give you more opportunity to take a role in engaging with and helping the community.

Every new day is a challenge-no boredom and monotonous routine

Gives you the opportunity to choose who you work with and surround yourself with people you like

Gives you the opportunity to go into a different field.

In the corporate world, we don’t always get to pursue a change of field.  Owning your own business has no limits on that.  If you can learn it and market it, it’s yours to pursue.

You’ll never have to punch a clock ever again.

You are free to tap into your creativity and entertain risky and “off-base” approaches if you want to.

More risky and off base.  “crazy Anthony” ideas.

Resources for small businesses are plentiful.

Some are free, some are paid but there is a wealth of information out there.

You are free to implement ideas for new products or services.

You have the ability to prove to your prior employers and coworkers what you always knew you “had”, i.e. the talent and the skills to be something more.

You are creating a sellable asset.

You have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge. It’s exhilirating and exciting.

You have the opportunity to work with people all over the world

YOU Determine what you want to work on.

If there’s a task you don’t like, you can farm it out, delegate it or outsource it.

In the meantime, you can develop your skill sets in areas you want to work on and get the satisfaction when those projects you wanted to work on are successful.

You get to see and realize when what you’ve done is actually making a difference.

You get to create the environment that you want to work in.

You can have as much fun or be as serious as you like, your entire culture is up to you.

Closing Thoughts

The good news is that you get to do anything you want.  The bad news is that you get to do anything you want.

As a business owner, you control everything and there is an amazing amount of freedom in that.


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