…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 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.