It has been more than half a year since I have left my regular salary and got self employed. Most of the people probably don’t care but still I believe that there is someone out there that would like to know how I’m doing. He or she would like to know what kind of problems I’m facing and what experiences I have gained so far. These questions are asked by the people who also feel that they are not living their purpose and want a change.
Those who think that I got self employed because of the money want to know if I have more or less than I had before. They want to know if I am richer. I must say that I am. I’m richer for many experiences and I’m thankful for all of them. For the good experiences and the bad. These experiences are changing my point of view and showing me the way. Today I understand some things that I couldn’t understand before and today I understand some decisions people have made that I couldn’t understand before. Experiences are making us for who we are. That is why we should never judge anyone because their experiences are probably different than ours.
Unfortunately not all experience can be gained on a good way. It doesn’t mater how many times we are warned about some danger it just won’t stick to our subconscious until we experience it ourselves. With gaining experience we are developing our instinct. We are learning to recognise danger and make better decisions.
When I got self employed the first thing I have learned was that a week has only 7 days and a day only 24 hours. Out of those 24 hours I need at least 7 hours to rest and 4 hours to have 5 healthy meals. I also need some time for personal hygiene and keeping my environment clean and in order. I also have to say that I’m not the fastest human on this planet. 🙂
Al these things are influencing my productivity and the amount of work that I’m able to do in one day. I have learned to be patient towards myself and have learned what “Rome wasn’t built in a day” means.
We always have to make time for our family and friends because without them we are nothing.
They are the ones that support us in every situation. A lot of the times they are also our first customers and their good word brings us new customers. This way we are getting good references and slowly putting ourself on the market.
It is also good for us to have our closest ones as our first customers because we are still inexperienced. That means that it doesn’t matter how careful we are, we will still make mistakes. Bad word goes around quickly and mistake can be crucial for our business. Our closest ones will always forgive us our mistakes because they know that they will get a discount at the end. 🙂
Although things are not going as I imagined I do not regret my decision. Life is unpredictable and more we try to live according to the plan less interesting it gets. People like feeling safe, even though that safety is holding us back from being more experienced.
I have found out that feeling safe doesn’t have positive effect on me. When I feel safe my progress stops. I stop rowing and go with the flow.
We need challenges. When life doesn’t give them to us we need to find them on our own.
After half a year of being self employed I can say that I like it. I like that I’m thinking with my own head, learning on my own mistakes and doing things my way. I like it because nobody has the power to cause bad conscience in me.
I only hope that I will get enough of experience that I need to succeed. I also hope that I will find enough of perseverance in me not to fall under the influence of feeling safe.