1. I Like Being My Own Boss
For some strange reason, I don’t particularly enjoy people telling me what to do.
My husband will be the first to say that if someone gives me instructions and things don’t work out I tend to find fault in their abilities. That is why it works best for me to be my own boss. When I am my own boss and things don’t work out, I have no one to blame but myself.
2. I am a self motivated so constant group work stunts my creativity.
Having to discuss every detail or attend meetings to vote on decisions seems to demotivate me.
The fact that I created my own business allows me to micro manage my own actions and determine the direction I want to take my company. Being a business owner allows me to network and collaborate with like minded individuals on my own terms.
3. I believed that I could have a career that would allow be to be happy and earn an income.
I like what Angela at AlwaysBDesigns says in her post titled “Finding Your Niche is a World of Too Many Ideas.”
For my entire working life, I’ve struggled to find a job that allowed creativity but that also paid well. My husband would say that there aren’t many out there, that a job is just a job, and that I shouldn’t worry about being happy, just about bringing home some money (the male point of view I guess). I don’t know about you, but for me, I have to love what I’m doing. It took awhile for him to get on board with my decisions, but when he did, he was very supportive.
Angela hits the nail right on the head because we both believed that a job wasn’t just a job that you toiled at with no expectation of it bringing you any joy.
Managing this site and writing helpful articles seems to be for the moment exactly what I should be doing as a work at home mom. When I decided to turn my blog into a business there was one scripture that chiefly motivated my decision. I use it as the basis upon which I hinge the very existence of my business.
Psalm 10:22 (King James)
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Before I ever made a penny from my company I petitioned God to provide me with conditions. Here are the conditions upon which I would give up being a WAHM:
- If being a WAHM became the cause of strife in my marriage.
- If being a WAHM caused me to neglect my responsibilities as a wife and mother.
- If being a WAHM caused me to be a stumbling block to you all (my readers).
- If it got to a point where blogging and managing this site no longer made me happy.
I hope that the Lord continues to use me to produce useful content for this site and I am looking forward to what he has planned for the future of my business.
Are business owners, what motivated you to become an entrepreneur?
Are you considering becoming an entrepreneur? I’d love to hear your story.