What people say VS What it’s really like

What people say VS What it’s really like

Following up from Myths I thought I’d tease out some specific examples of how people TALK about being self-employed versus the reality of it. I don’t know why people lie about what its really like… maybe because so many employed people make so many...
Working Alone – Failing Alone

Working Alone – Failing Alone

One of the biggest draw backs of going out on your own is that you most often have no support system. Combine that with the fact that other entrepreneurs are often reluctant to share ‘trade secrets’ and you have an environment that is tailor made for a...
School! What Is It Good for?

School! What Is It Good for?

It’s always fun when you’re talking about something and suddenly you find things that in turn speak directly to it. A classic example of this just happened. I wrote this piece about how no education really prepares you for being self-employed. Well, for...
The 5 BIG Myths Of Self-Employment

The 5 BIG Myths Of Self-Employment

There are plenty of things that people who DO NOT work for themselves believe about the self-employed life. Way too many for one piece. So instead, I have chosen to focus on the ones I encounter the most, which I find the most annoying. 1) You work less Somehow just...
The Entrepreneurs Emotional Tool-Kit

The Entrepreneurs Emotional Tool-Kit

The modern western economy seems dead set on an inexorable move towards a tele-commuting, contract-by-contract, freelance workforce. More and more people are ending up self-employed, freelancing, becoming entrepreneurs. But nothing we are taught equips us to deal with...