The Healthy Benefits of BYOB (Being Your Own Boss)

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The Healthy Benefits of BYOB (Being Your Own Boss)

Posted on October 19th, 2012 in Blog.

Did you ever think you could work longer hours for less money and be happy about it?
Me neither!  But it’s true.
A recent Gallup Poll of over 100,000 workers in the U.S. shows that, despite working longer hours and making less than other professionals, business owners have the highest well-being of any occupational group.
OK, now that I’ve let you in on the fact that it’s people who own their own businesses who are happiest, are you still surprised?
If you’re toiling away at a job you don’t like, you probably aren’t!
Besides controlling your own destiny, there are many reasons people choose to start their own Internet business:
Financial freedom – you keep everything you earn.
Better commute – the longest commute every morning is from your bedroom to your home office.
Office politics – as Dorothy Parker once famously noted, “hell is other people.”  When you’re the boss, you don’t have to vie with others for your own attention.
Save money – on petrol and work clothing since no one cares if you’re wearing fuzzy pink slippers and a comfy old jumper at work.
Better hours – by being your own boss, you set your own hours.
No more meetings – say goodbye to all those tedious, unproductive meetings that used to make you gnash your teeth to powder.  Now you can enjoy breakfast meetings with your family, and lunch with the dog.
Reclaim your weekend – no more dreading Sundays because Monday was just around the corner.  Enjoy a full weekend every week as the owner of your own Internet business.
Job security – while entrepreneurship is risky, it does offer a sense of security that can’t be found at a corporate job.  You can’t fire you, only your customers can – and if you keep them happy, you’ve always got a business.
Develop your ideas – sometimes you do have a better idea.  Being your own boss allows you to develop – and profit from – your own ideas.
A different lifestyle – choosing your own business and your own hours enables you to create the lifestyle that works best for you and your family.
I enjoy all these benefits and wish everyone could (it’s my nursing background…I just want to take care of everyone – and there is no doubt that being happy makes you healthier!).
If you’re like most of us, the biggest thing stopping you from starting your own online business is that you don’t know where to start.
If that’s true, you might want to take a look at Pathways to see how you can move forward toward a happier, healthier life.

To your Success

Dave

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