Top 10 Reasons Why I Like Working for Myself
1. My work speaks for itself. I was tired of my boss constantly looking over my shoulder and telling me I wasn't good enough. The feedback I get from my clients is truly attributable only to myself; no one can take that from me.
2. Office attire now consists of slippers, yoga pants and a hoodie. And yes, I start everyday with a shower.
3. No more “9 to 5”. If I want to work at 7am then take a yoga class at 11am, I can. Likewise if I choose to sleep in a little and work late. Plus, I love those afternoon siestas!
4. Plenty of opportunities to make WAY more money. I am no longer slave to the “you’re-not-worthy-of-your-full-bonus-even-though-there’s-no-reason-you-shouldn’t-have-it-other-than-I-don’t-like-you-and-I-want-a-new-in-ground-pool-installed.”
5. I create my own challenges and accept the projects I want – and at the rates I choose.
6. I am no longer “stuck” with a boss or colleagues; I get to choose who I want to work with.
7. More freedom to meet and network with people. If someone asks for a coffee meeting at 10:30 in the morning, I don’t have to tell the boss where I’m going or make excuses. I just go.
8. I get to spend more time with my cat.
9. Lunches don’t come in plastic containers; I make it all fresh.
10. No more office politics. I play by my own rules.
But I must admit that I miss the social side of work -there are actually some companies that employ cool people ;)
As per training, I find it easier to learn in my own time so I'm a lot more active in web forums and attend professional meetups in town now and then to keep up with the current stuff -also a good way to network.
does only apply to a very limited
number of jobs.
Anonymous #3, I'm an author, freelance writer and professional speaker. I don't necessarily "work-at-home", I *work for myself*. There is a big difference. I'm actually out quite a bit meeting with clients and networking - my point is, it's all done on my terms. I can choose to turn work away - no one can tell me what I must or must-not do. So, my style actually resonates with many - albeit there are probably minor differences.
Links to this post: