...that being your own boss was something you wanted to do? And, if you worked in corporate America or another setting (i.e. working for someone else), what was the "Aha" moment that confirmed "NOW" it`s time to strike out on your own?
Here`s my story: I`ve always known that I wanted to have my own business since I was a child. I loved finding ways to make $ while offering a quality product or service (we all call this entrepreneurial spirit, correct?). I babysat, packed bags at the local supermarket (then set up a little bag packing club where the group of us would pool our earnings, split the shares based on who brought in the most $ and/or referred a new "packer"), made clothing for dolls and sold them to relatives and friends for a profit, sold my lunch ticket books (I was a light eater back then, so there was no need to let the books go to waste)
Fast forward to the corporate environment of the `90s through today. Mergers, acquistions, restructurings, thankless/low morale work environments, and cost cutting further fueled the need to be MOB (my own boss). Then, it happened. Something that I had only about from others or seen on t.v.; layoffs occurred which meant that since I was one of the "lucky" ones, I had to assume additional responsibilities and complete them along with the old ones in an unrealistic manner. Like everyone I did the work. Promotions were announced (along with other awful activities) and the rest is history. It got to a point where my health (mental and physical) were being negatively impacted. If I was going to work as hard as I had been, why not do it for my destiny?
So now, I`m preparing for the exciting new move next month and I can`t wait! A new beginning to life, entrepreneurship, and the great beyond!