Growing up and even through college and the start of my career, I had a solid plan for my life: I would get an entry-level job and work my way up the corporate ladder until I eventually landed in a management position I enjoyed.
It was how my dad had done it and one path I knew would lead to success.
But not too long into my first job out of college, I vowed to never work for someone else again.
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That move to entrepreneurship has changed everything about my life for the better.
Because I chose entrepreneurship, I now have the freedom to choose when and where I work and what I work on. I have the flexibility to create my own income streams and tailor my workload to my talents and interests.
Being an entrepreneur has allowed me to build a life for myself that I love. It has allowed me to be an owner of my life and career. I don’t have to ask permission or answer to anyone else.
But perhaps most importantly, being an entrepreneur allows me to provide for my family and still be there to support them. My dad was an incredibly hard worker to support our family growing up, but he commuted hours every day and often missed out on important events. My dad taught me the value of hard work, but being an entrepreneur allows me to work hard and also be there for my family without feeling tired and burnt out.
That’s not to say there aren’t challenges, but they are learning opportunities that I control and that have helped me become a better person and business owner.
Entrepreneurship has changed every aspect of my life. It took me off the expected path and put me on a new path that I control. I have the freedom to create the life I want that is balanced, fulfilling, and enriching. I can do the work I love and spend time doing things I love with people I love.
Because of entrepreneurship, I’m happier than I could have ever imagined.
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