Another snowy morning in Connecticut, another day of rescheduled meetings. As a result, I had two hours of morning time unaccounted for, which turned out to be a wonderful gift.
I made a cup of tea, built a fire in the fireplace (actually, I just turned on the gas jet), and settled in with Jane Pollak’s book Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur.
While reading “Lesson 79: Design your business to financially and mentally support your time off” something clicked for me. I enjoy being self-employed! I love it that I didn’t have to “go in to work” on a snowy morning, or call my boss to say I’d be there late because I’m such a chicken driver, or worry about making up the time. My business does support my time off–mentally, anyway. (The financial part is a different issue, but that’s for another time.)
So, thanks, Jane, for reminding me how much I like being a soul proprietor. And thanks, Ms. Weatherperson, for giving me the time to reflect and realize that. And thanks, Nancy, for having the courage to do it your own way.
How about you other sole/soul proprietors? What do you love about being self-employed?
Jane Pollak says
What a perfect example of what I’m talking about, Nancy. Thank you for the thoughtful and illustrative example of Lesson 79.