The glamorous life

11/16/2011

…is not how I would describe self-employment.

I work 3 to 4 times harder than I ever did when I had a job. There’s no regular paycheck, no “job security,” and no real structure imposed upon my day.

The highs and lows experienced on a weekly basis are dramatic. Backflip-worthy victories and gut-wrenching setbacks.

I learn more in a week (leadership, management, engineering, marketing, and team-building) than I would learn in three months under different circumstances.

What’s the main reason I do it, though?

The freedom.

The freedom to win, and the freedom to lose.

I own my successes in my failures.

I take responsibility for my shortcomings.

I slay the dragon every morning or watch in horror as Resistance leaves me paralyzed.

I show up every day here on my blog and hone my voice.

I wage war, break things and make art.

And I wouldn’t trade my crazy life for anything.