Why Entrepreneurship Works For Me

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.

Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for this timely message. I just launched my new business (Pee-Wee Science),and truly needed this tidbit sent from HIM-TODAY! I look forward to being led by HIM concerning this and future ventures. I am grateful for the support of my husband, and can not wait for God to show up and show out!

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Shawnette,

    Hi Shawnette,

    Would your program be a good fit for homeschool parents looking to incorporate a science program into their curriculum?

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    shawnette Reply:

    @The Proverbs Wife,
    Hey Saidah,
    Yes… I believe this would be a great fit for homeschoolers… I am really interested in engaging our youngest learners! I intend to solicit Moms’ Morning Out groups as well.

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  2. says

    I’ve actually been trying to learn how to start blogging for profit. I quit my job teaching to stay at home with the kiddos (we have 3 under the age of 4), but times are tough and we really need me making a little income. I’ve been praying for God to bless my online ventures and to point me in the direction of some good info to get me started. That’s when I somehow came upon your site. I follow you on Twitter too. Have you written a how to post yet about making money with your blog? I’m trying to learn the ropes, but am getting overwhelmed by all the information.
    Wendy´s last blog post ..So You Want to be a Blogger

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Wendy,

    Wendy I would suggest first signing up with as many ad companies as possible. I have an affiliate list that you can use as a start. http://aproverbswife.com/affiliates-2

    Each company offers different types of ads and you will have to have access to a few in order to determine what works for your readers.

    I’d also suggest following the #savvyblogging hashtag on twitter.

    The other thing is to find a network or mentor. I am part of a network and have also begun one myself.

    I will begin hosting monthly or bi weekly chats that will make it easier to address questions and share ideas about blogging. I am by no means an expert, but I can share what I’ve learned thus far.

    If you’re interested let me know Wendy.

    Your friend Saidah at A Proverbs Wife

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  3. Melanie says

    I also hope the Lord continues to use you because you are a blessing to your readers! I also am a WAHM with the same mindset that if I’m not happy and if the work is not engaging to me, I’m going to be miserable and that will negatively affect my hubby and kids. So I like to mix it up and sell things on ebay some days, do surveys other days, clean other peoples homes one day a week (the day my hubby is off work so no daycare expense) and sometimes his boss will send work home with him for me to do at home. Every week my work schedule is different and that’s great for me because I get bored doing the same thing. It also makes me depend on the Lord more for provision when I’m not on a salary working for someone else. I love your site – I pray God will bless it greatly as your verse above promises He will!

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Melanie,

    Thanks you Melanie.

    All honor goes to God. He had a plan for my life far greater than I could have worked out on my own. At one point I didn’t want to give up my career to be a stay at home wife and mom, but God has given me a better career plus the time to put my family first. It’s a blessing and I give God the glory.

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