Each Tuesday I share a list of 10 somethings.
Ideas. Improvements. People. Problems. Objects. Observations.
Inspired by James Altucher in "Skip The Line", The Tuesday Ten has one simple goal - to build my 'idea muscle'.
If you write 3,650 ideas a year, maybe a hundred are useful in some way. Maybe a few are good enough to make money. Maybe one is great.
- James Altucher
1. Creating my own schedule
- I am able to adjust my day/week at the drop of a hand when a new opportunity or hurdle presents itself.
2. No limit to financial potential
- Most jobs have a cap on how far up the ladder you can climb, thus how much you can earn.
- Working for myself means my potential to earn more grows dramatically if I allocate my time and resources correctly.
3. Self-imposed upskilling
- Not having a team or manager to answer means my extra energy can go into fostering personal growth and dedicating time to enhance new skills.
4. No commute time
- Eliminating the daily commute saves me an incredible amount of time, money and stress.
- It's incredible how much sitting in traffic with everyone else in their own rat race impacted my mental health.
5. Work-life balance on my terms
- Being self-employed can mean working longer hours than a regular 9-5, so having to manage a proper work-life balance be challenging.
- This makes my time off work a lot more relaxing knowing that I'm returning to a job I want to do rather than have to do (i.e. Mondays are exciting, not dreadful)
6. Sense of pride
- Building my own business brings a sense of achievement that is hard to replicate outside of self-employment.
- Seeing my ideas and choices pay off is incredibly rewarding.
7. More satisfaction
- Working for myself makes me feel like I have more purpose, rather than simply trading my time for money.
- I get to align my work with things that I believe are valuable and worth prioritising.
8. Understanding myself
- Spending more time by myself and working on things that I think are important, rather than answering phone calls or chasing KPIs, allows more consideration for understanding what makes me tick as a human and business owner.
9. More freedom to express
- Not having to conform to a uniform or be involved in workplace politics, means I get to focus on the work that allows growth and not feel like a number.
10. The feeling of ownership
- Having everything ride on my decision-making actually empowers me and keeps me in a proactive mindset.