As someone who’s pursuing self employment, I have realised that amidst the day to day stresses of running a business, there are also many other negative factors that come into play.
It feels as though most of my family assumes I sit on my ass all day watching The Jeremy Kyle Show and Eastenders, while dipping my hand into a bag of Doritos and generally not doing anything productive.
This is far from the reality. But society has conditioned the majority of people to think that the only avenue to success is to work for someone else and suffocate their dreams with a Febreeze-scented pillow.
My mother advised me to get a ‘regular job’, not to start a business, make music or write a book. Where would I be if I had listened to her?
And if you work for someone else that started their own business, why is it that you believe it’s impossible to do it yourself?
Don’t let social pressures stop you from chasing your dream. If you believe in it and you work at it, it can usually be done.
Being self-employed doesn’t mean you’re a bum.
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