Sunday, March 30, 2008

Self-Employment ROCKS!

If you are an entrepreneur, then I'm sure that you and I have this in common: we do what we do (self-employment) because we are intelligent enough to make alot of money in our respective businesses. But it's more than just money...it's about quality of life. We don't all care if we end up the richest people in the world (although it would be nice!) but we DO care that we have enough abundance to be able to enjoy our lives in the manner in which we choose.

Two weeks ago, my daughters were on spring break. So on Friday, I got up and did some computer work and made a few calls. Then we headed off to the movies to see Horton Hears a Who. (Which we are STILL quoting!) Then we had lunch together, just the three of us, before I dropped them off at my parents house and headed off to a coffee meeting and then two phone meetings. What a great day! And back in my Corporate America days, I would have never DREAMED of doing something like that! But now, the only person to tell me where I can and cannot be is me. I LOVE self-employment.

I've done gift account walk throughs (A SendOutCards system introduction) in my pajamas. I've set client appointments sitting on my back patio, still in my work-out clothes, sipping on a cup of coffee. I've made follow up calls in my car on the way to lunch with a friend. I've gone and previewed properties on my way to my dance class. I LOVE my life!

It's one of the many common threads that every entrepreneur shares. But in my opinion, it's by far the most important. After all, no matter how you earn the money, what good is it if you can't ENJOY it?

So drop me a comment or an email. I'd love to hear about some of your "perfect moments" in the world of self-employment.

Until Next Time,

Jacki

4 comments:

Michelle B said...

Nice post. I want to run my own business soon, so this is helpful. Instead of starting a business from scratch though, I'm interested in buying a business. I know it'll be hard and challenging, but I'm up for it. Any suggestions? Advice? Thanks.

Carol Eep said...

Michelle -- There are a lot of resources you can use online. One of which is BizTrader.com. It's an online global marketplace where you can buy a business, or even sell your business. You can also use it to find a lender or broker. It's a good place to find a small business on the Internet.

I also recommend checking out small business groups in your area. They might be able to help you.

Good luck!

Jacki Semerau said...

Michelle~

Congrats on your decision to go into self-employment! I'd love to talk to you about different possibilities, and I'm always up for helping out a fellow entrepreneur in getting started. Call me at 602-904-3454. I can talk to you about what I've personally done, and also give you some tips and pointers in finding the right business for you.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Jacki Semerau said...

Carol~

Thanks for the comment! Great advice and a good resource for people looking into venturing out on their own.

All my best!
Jacki