Earning More than Money

“All things being equal, business owners do not make more money than those who hold a corporate job.”

All things are not equal. I get up every day and go to work, in my livingroom, and I earn more than just mere money.

  • I earn time with my husband. A precious commodity, even though working together in a business has been one of the hardest things we’ve ever done.
  • I earn time with my kids. Yes, that is hard too. But worth it.
  • I earn the ability to set my own schedule. Mostly.
  • I gain the opportunity to work with people I like, and can choose to let go of those I don’t like working with.
  • I get the chance to chart my own destiny – to choose the work and business that I engage in.

It isn’t all sunshine and roses, not by a long shot. But it is better than working a job for a boss. The last job I had drove me nuts. I could see so many things that would help, but could not do any of them. I was required to do things that didn’t matter, at the expense of things that did, on someone else’s schedule. It made me truly appreciate what I have in being a business owner.

And now, the money ain’t bad either. Though we put in long years of work to get it to the point where we feel like we have more of the financial choices that we wanted.

But I would not trade it for a job that paid twice this much.

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