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Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Good, The Bad of Having Your Own Business

I am glad that - after years of contemplating, I finally have a business.  It's scary. It's fulfilling. It's a whole new adventure, but it doesn't stop there.

More than I care to admit, I have been more stressed than I ever was.  Is it excitement, giddiness or something else?  I required more "alone" time than ever just to keep track of my train of thoughts.  But other than that, I can't really say I regret it.  This is going to be a trying time for me. 

Anyway, I know I'm ranting but there are so many advantages (the good) and disadvantages (the bad) of having your own business, here are some:


You get to do what you love
Just like everyone else would say.  It's fulfilling ones dream.  You get to do what you are passionate about.  This is your dream, your baby.  And you get paid for it. :P

It's continuous education
You get to learn something new everyday.  - This strategy doesn't work.  This works well.  - It's a trial and error process.  You get to be a student. 

You can do it part time or full time
This can be your side job.  It can also be your bread-and-butter.  It's how you manage your time. 


It can be overwhelming
When you're good at something, it shows in your work.  People appreciate it and well, as the words spread, before you know it, you'll be doing stuff left and right.  Just be sure you don't get too stressed that you compromise your work.

It takes up most of your time
When your business is booming, it tends to take up most of your time.  It needs constant attention.  Unfortunately, it isn't just the business that you have to worry about.  There's the clients' needs, the employees, your finances, the business' finances, etc.  And as much as you want to take a rest and let it do everything themselves, you can't... at least in the beginning (startup).

There are obviously a lot more of these "good and bad" scenarios on having your own business.  To tell you frankly, I have a lot on my plate and I feel overwhelmed.  But this is something I chose.  This is the fulfillment of my dreams.  And although, it can be scary, overwhelming, stressful, tiring, draining, IT WILL ALWAYS BE WORTH IT.

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