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August 17, 2007

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SOOOOOOOOOOO true...but if I (and am sure you would too )do it all over again...I'd still do it.

Always have been a taker of the Road Less Traveled. Adventure will always have a huge appeal. Romantic enought to believe in the infinate potential of things!

Ah, the downside of working without a net! Great post!

Ah, the downside of working without a net! Great post!

Ah, the downside of working without a net! Great post!

Ah, the downside of working without a net! Great post!

Working without a net - sort of like raising children, the risks are also high! Thanks for the comment!
Jamie

I just read that there is a reason you go into this with blinders on - if you really knew all the work it took, you'd never jump.

I'd stick with this decision a million times over. Hindsight is 20/20 - yes, you get a paycheck in the corporate world, but I had to eat my mistakes, I had to work ridiculous hours, I had to answer to others, meet ridiculous deadlines, and as a bonus, sit in traffic for an hour a day. I was MISERABLE. And someone else was going on those field trips with my kids.

Now, I work a lot harder, and crazier hours - true, but I LOVE it. Painful experiences and all...

Frankly, the thought of ever spending 10+ hours a day away from my kids again (and bringing work home still) scares me into working that much harder for my own business. :-)

Love this post - I can't even tell you how much I relate. Friends and family members are always saying things like "I wish I were as lucky as you and had my own business" or "must be nice to not have to deal with the boss". My first impulse is to tell them how it really is, but I realize that it would be impossible for them to understand unless they were already in the same boat.
But, the passion drives me breathe life into my business everyday. I'd be miserable if I weren't doing it!!

OMG, Jamie...Just read this after your comment over there on the Boonie Blog. Definitely separated at birth. So glad we found each other!

So similiar I know - thanks for the comment. Funny thing is people thought I was being negative I was like NO - just be realistic, realize what it takes to start a business. I did not know what it would take - but I stick by my word - 'my worst day owning my own business, is better than the best day working for the man'. Good luck this holiday season!

Great post! And so very true. People think is sooo easy.

Nice summary of the unglamorized life that is so rarely portrayed on Oprah. Didn't some episode inspire most of us? Haha!

Nice summary of the unglamorized life that is so rarely portrayed on Oprah. Didn't some episode inspire most of us? Haha!

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