When we work for someone else, the question that rules our world is:
“Who’s going to let me?”
When we work for ourselves, the question that rules our
“Who’s going to stop me?”
That’s the draw. That’s the biggest advantage to self-employment. That’s why forty-one million people in this country work for
It’s not a financial thing — it’s a freedom thing.
Freedom in a physical sense, meaning we can do whatever we
want, wherever we want, with whomever we want, whenever we want, for as long as
Freedom in a mental sense, meaning we can empty our mind of
all the pointless,
bureaucratic noise that blocks our ability to thrive and
execute what matters.
Freedom in a creative sense, meaning we can give ourselves
permission to test out all those crazy, stupid, irrational ideas without
somebody jailing our spirit.
Freedom in a vocational sense, meaning we can focus our
efforts on doing the few things that we do better than anyone and outsource or
eliminate the rest.
Freedom in a spiritual sense, meaning we can align our
actions with our higher purpose and do great work that validates our existence
on a daily basis.
And make no mistake: When we go out on our own and take the
road less traveled, it’s no walk in the park. None of us can escape the inevitable self-motivation,
self-doubt and self-isolation that comes with the territory of hiring yourself.
But to have the freedom to stop wondering “Who’s going
to stop me?” and start asking, “Who’s going to let me?” is well worth
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