In an article a few days ago on MSN, this caught my eye- "Train to be Your Own Boss" or, are the self employed really happier? Happier even than doctors, lawyers and business executives?
You better believe we are, baby!
"The benefits of being our own boss, The Gallup-Healthway Well-Being Index, the most comprehensive survey to date with 100,826 respondents, found that business owners outranked all other workers in overall happiness and well-being, beating doctors, lawyers and business executives. What's so good about self-employment? Working on your own terms, having control over your fate, doing what you love and not living in fear of the pink slip rank high on the entrepreneur's list of perks. 'Even when things get tough, I'm still in control,' says business owner Roger Peugeot. Business owners also enjoy the satisfaction of focusing their energy on something that matters to them and benefits them directly."
Speaking of, "when things get tough"- um, yeah. Let's not romanticize this point. I am not going to do it. No, I do not like it when things get tough. I was told some years back one "must appreciate the struggle of any business."
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times", reads the famous opening line of "A Tale of Two Cities." Two thousand and nine has proved to be exactly that.
While my companies are going like gangbusters right now, in the first quarter and more than half way through the second, I took a 50% HIT!
Soooooo, I had to laugh when I discovered roll upon roll of toilet paper just sitting in our garage! I had placed them there last year in our cheerful orange and black Halloween tubs, dutifully waiting patiently until Fall.
The game I made up is called, "Wrap Ya Mummy" (or daddy). The idea is that whichever kid(s) wrap up their significant guardian most completely by the end of the song, wins!
But I was like, DAMN! I could have used this stuff when our money was so tight! Listen, I can be more ghetto than Snoop Dogg. If I can do anything to boost up my er.. bottom line, you bet I will. Unabashedly.