Being self-employed is not the grand and wonderful adventure it seems to those who are not self-employed. It’s one of the most stressful, most difficult jobs you will ever have, and you just have no idea how difficult it is until you are self-employed.
Until you are in the trenches of self-employment, you just don’t understand how much work it is, what it’s like and how much it changes your life. Oh, sure, it’s good when it’s good. And it’s going to change your life for the better if you work hard and allow it, but it’s not what other people think that it is. It’s not ‘making your own hours’ and ‘doing whatever you want’ all the time.
There might not be a boss to answer to at the end of the day, but if you don’t do the work, no one does. We have a few undeniable truths about self-employment and what it means to be the man you have to answer to on a daily basis.