Five Reasons It’s Better To Have Your Own Business

Five-reasons-to-have-your-own-businessI’m one of those entrepreneurs who works hard online in my own business, but also works a full time, everyday job also.

My job is a necessary evil,  necessary to survive each day until my own business is self-sufficient.  Needless to say, I’m a very busy woman.

Like everyone else, life is about getting from one place to another in a very specific timeframe and everyone who has a job goes through this.

In general most people complain about going to work.  Just ask anyone.

You will hear any number of people complaining wishing they could hit the lottery or something.  But most of us have to work…not much to change that.

If you have to drive to work every morning it is a chore.  I hate getting up and going to work, but it’s not the ‘having to go to work part that annoys me, that’s life.’

It’s the ‘getting’ to work that annoys the heck out me and my biggest issue is crazy people driving to get to a place called ‘work’ that they don’t want to be at anyway!  Gheesh!

Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is rushing to get to a job they can’t stand or hate or complain about.  It’s totally unbelievable to me!  Let me explain why I’m writing about this.  I believe each and every one of you should have your own business.  Why?

The Commute

Morning and evening commutes – every driver on the road is driving like they’re trying to get to the hospital when their wife is having a baby or some kinda emergency is imminent!

Everyone is claiming they hate their jobs, hate the commute, hate working, etc., yet they drive like maniacs to get there like they enjoy going to work – even putting life and limb in danger in their rush to get there!

I live in a semi-rural area where there are tons of deer and a lot of rural back roads.  Most people take those roads to avoid the major traffic highways.

The roads are very, very small and narrow.  There are ‘deer warning’ signs all over this  place – all down this 5 to 7 mile stretch.

Not one day goes by that I don’t see a dead deer along this road…usually two or three.  They are gone the next day, meaning that clean up happens overnight and then the next day there are 1-3 more.  (We have a serious deer infestation in this area.)  Ugh!  Anyway.

Two lanes – one going each way.   There are drop offs on the side.  Deep ditches that if you have to swerve (just a little bit), you’re in a deep ditch that you will have to be pulled out of and most probably be hurt.

One road joins with Weston Canal Road which has a deep canal with just a tiny wooden fence between you and the water.

If someone ‘hits,’ the possibility of going off into this canal is a good one.  That’s how narrow it is.

The Danger

This morning, drivers were riding my car-tail, seconds from my bumper like they’re on a racetrack. I guess they thought this would make me go faster.

If a deer jumped out in front of me and I stopped, they’d be in my backseat or front seat with me.   If the deer didn’t kill me, then the car in my backseat would!

This morning, on this narrow two lane road, I had 3 cars ride my bumper then speed by me into oncoming traffic to get in front of me to get to a job they most likely don’t want to be in the first place.

First of all, riding my bumper doesn’t make me go any faster.  LOL!  It will make me, literally slow down, just to piss you off! <teehee!>

ID-10049686Second, the danger is incredible.  There could be a head-on collision with oncoming traffic  at any time.  A couple of weeks ago, I heard that they pulled someone out of the canal.  He did not survive.  🙁

All this to say, is I wish I could pull these guys over and ask them ‘why are you speeding fast to get to a place you don’t want to go?’

You see, some of us are smart.  We’re right here, reading this blog. We may be entrepreneurs already, struggling or not, we’re working toward a goal of financial freedom and independence.

Maybe you want to start your own business so you can relax a little and not be so stressed out that you drive like hell and want to kill yourself  (or others) for a job you don’t like.

So here are 5 reasons it’s better to have your own business.

  1.  You’re the Boss!

It’s yours and you work for you.  All proceeds go to you …no one else and you only have to answer to YOU.

  1. Work From Home Or Work Where You Want To Work

You’re free to work where-ever and whenever you want.  One now famous blogger, Ryan Biddulph is traveling all around the world and blogging for a living and making money.

His e-book, Blogging From Paradise will take you to a whole different level with blogging.   I want to be like him when I grow up!  🙂  I love that he is traveling the world.  We’d all like to have our own business and travel so, right?

  1. You Won’t Be Unhappy

You won’t be so unhappy and drive like a maniac to get to someplace you don’t want to be.  And you’ll probably be safer for it!

  1. Setting Your Own Schedule – Working from Anywhere – No Commuting

Aha!  Won’t have to worry about getting to places you don’t really want to be….like a job!  No stressful running from one place to another.

You can work your own schedule and your accomplishments will be based strictly on your own work, efforts and merit.

Why Should We Work From Home?

Besides the reasons above,  successful entrepreneurs are happier, less stressed and more content.

Hard work yes, but your goals and your desires are your ultimate goal.  Not working for someone else every day.

I think these are 5 great reasons to have a business of your own.

Doesn’t matter what the business — brick and mortar, online business, network marketing company….whatever rocks your boat!

Most entrepreneurs find it satisfying and that’s what is important!   Optimistic – yes, that’s me!  Just my two cents.

Do you want to be an entrepreneur and make money for yourself?  To have your own business should be an ultimate goal of everyone.

Reach out to me if you’re interested in opportunities that can help you be happier, wealthier and satisfied with life so you’re not running anyone off the road 😉


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  1. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Your very descriptive drive to work story made me think back to when I did it every day for so many years. When I was in Sydney it was a 60 minute commute on a good run and 120 minutes sometimes. That is one way! So I just hate wasting that much time and yes people are crazy on the road.

    The reasons you listed for having a business online or from home just make sense. For me the most important is my own schedule and working from any location (as long as there is internet).

    I know several people who live life like Ryan Biddulph does. Some are constantly traveling and others have relocated to exotic places. When my business is making the money to retire my hubby we hope to do some living in other countries for a bit.

    It is difficult to build a business like you are part time when you work long hours but it is possible.

    Great post Barbara. Take care of you.

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    • says

      Hi Sue,

      I think many people can tell these stories similar to ours right. Commutes are horrible unless you live 5 to 10 minutes away. So it doesn’t change from country to country uh? That’s frightening lol!

      With commuting the way it is, you’re right, it’s always good to have your own business. We’re all working toward that goals aren’t we.

      Thanks for sharing your insight.
      God bless,
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  2. says

    Hi Barbara,

    There are many people now a days who want to build their own business online.
    They want to live their life just by doing online business. Many reasons are there why people should create their own business.
    As you have mentioned above that their is not so much danger as your boss will fire you if you do something wrong.
    And the most important thing is that you don’t need to work for anyone.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Enjoy your day.:)
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  3. says

    Hey Barbara,

    I feel your pain! Although I enjoy the commute and a lot of my coworkers, but there are times where i don’t want to get up 5:30am, rush to do something daily morning routine, and leave to go to work.. Sometimes you just want to lay up in the bed and get up when you feel like it. Sometimes the weekend is just not enough LOL

    But the freedom we all crave! We are basically living for someone else when we go to a job and it would be nice if we can live for ourselves for a change. That’s the benefit of having a business and you named some great reasons why.

    I really like number two. When I was in network marketing I told my sponsor that my biggest why is to be able to go to starbucks and read a book or work and leave when I feel like it without being rushed to get back to the job. That is true freedom for me and still is to this day!

    Thanks for sharing Barbara! I hope you have a great Halloween weekend!
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    • says


      You are so right. I do want to lay in bed until it’s time for me to get up. I do want to be able to make my own hours. Owning your own business is where it’s at, but many of us are still struggling to make it work.

      It truly is awesome to be able to work where you want. I know even now when I work from home, it is so cool not to get out of my pj’s.

      I guess everyone’s definition of freedom is different LOL! But the point is that we all crave for that freedom and choices where we do not have to conform to society in order to get what we want in life in terms of work.

      Thanks for your comment.
      Had a great Halloween. Sorry for the delay! 🙂
      Have a great week.
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  4. says

    Hi Barbara,

    I know those roads where you are talking about. I also know those kind of drivers that are more than annoying and actually dangerous. Commuting, and working the job causes stress.

    When building a business online with the goal to make enough to get rid of that job I know it can be done! It is all about working smartly. Having a plan and seeking it through…and so much more. But many people have done it!

    You know my story. I’ve been doing my own business for years. But I had to show up at my office when I was working off line. It was a great experience and I would do it again, but since I made some tweaks in that business, and picked up another online…I love working from home.

    I eat when I want, I sleep when I want, no commuting, and no one to tell me what to do. But, it does carry responsibility. As long as I give myself the time necessary to get things all done, and not burn out, I’m OK.

    The best thing I love from working in my home office is that when I take breaks, I can play with my dogs, cook healthy meals, take a walk on the beach….whatever strikes the moment.
    And working from home does require breaks.

    I wouldn’t trade my laptop lifestyle for anything!

    To your success!

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  5. says

    Hey Barbara,

    I actually had to laugh at you describing that they are in such a hurry to get to a job they hate. You are probably right but it’s because they got up late and hem hawed around because they didn’t want to go to work until they were so late leaving they now have to run everyone over so they don’t get into trouble.

    I grew up in a town with roads like you’re describing. I know exactly what you mean and I lost two friends in car accidents years ago because they were driving to fast, ran off the road, hit a culvert and their cars exploded.

    I LOVE working from home. The first time I went to get my oil changed in my car after I had been working at home. The owner of the shop started to chew me out because I’m very religious about getting it changed on time. I put my hand up and showed him my mileage and he wondered what the heck had happened. I told him I was working at home now and only put 3,000 miles a YEAR on my car. I use to do that every few months.

    I’ve saved time with the drive, money on gas and wear and tear of the car. Most of all I no longer have to work with people I don’t like. That really was more of a motivator for me.

    I love it and I highly recommend it to everyone. Do it, you won’t regret it.

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    • says

      Hi Adrienne,

      It is kind of funny isn’t it. I thought it is a bit crazy myself, but that is how the world is working these days. Drive crazy and fast trying to get to a place you don’t want to be. I only drive to get there to beat crazy drivers that are on the road.

      OMG – if we could only share the stories of people who have exploded trying to get to jobs they hate. Very sad! 🙁

      I don’t get to work from home daily. About twice a week my boss allows it and it is so refreshing. I actually get more work done at home because I don’t get up and I work all day. Maybe employers think that people don’t work, but I think we get a lot done. I would love to work from home permanently and I am working on it with my home based business.

      That’s funny with your mechanic! LOL! Very cute! I hate the fact that I have so many miles on my car. My commute is 1 hour 15 min one way. Until my business works the way it should, I’m stuck. A girl’s gotta eat lol!

      Stay well and have a good week.

  6. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Lol…I had a good time reading all your experiences while commuting 🙂

    I must say I’ve gone through a lot too when I was working at my full time job. Had to be up at 5.30, cook for my kids, pack them off to school and then leave for my job. The travel time itself was over an hours and my work would end in the evening, and another hour travelling back.

    Where does such a life leave you with any time for yourself or your family and kids? It was pretty bad and a struggle to keep pace with things, and list was such a rush each day, and became very monotonous, till I decided to stop and start working from home, for my growing kids.

    There has been NO looking back and I am SO glad to have my own blog, new blog community and a forum too now, nothing could be better. Yes, you are your own boss and you can have your own working hours too. However, this is one aspect I need to change so that I learn to limit my working hours as I find myself working longer as compared as we are starting with the forum and things on that side of the blog. I guess anything new takes time and needs your attention initially, isn’t it? But no looking back at all, and nothing could be better.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • says

      Hi Harleena,

      So you definitely know what it’s like to do the full time job, up early, kids, go to work, do the job, and come home and start all over again. My travel time is about 3 hours a day and I so wish I could devote that time to my posts and blogging. Oh well, whatcha gonna do.

      Glad you enjoyed the stories of my travels to work! Interesting stories right? All I can do is laugh and try to stay out of crazy drivers way!

      It’s so great that you are successful. You are where every blogger wants to be and I wish you continued success! And I truly understand about limiting the time in working. For a while there, I put in my long work hour day with commute and all, then came home and tried to put in another 4-5 hours in blogging, business, etc. After a while you burn out. So it may take longer, but I’m still on the right path.

      Don’t let yourself get burned out, particularly now that you have success, you may be able to take a ‘little’ break 😉 now and then. And yes, new things take time and our attention. That is so true.

      I find your words above encouraging. It’s good to know there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Thank you.

      Have a truly blessed week.
      Take care,

  7. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Interesting points you’ve mentioned in this post.
    Yes, I do agree with you at all points.
    You’re free in every decision if you are owner of your own business. The matter of the fact, blogging is also a full time job if you do it right you can earn much from it.

    Moreover, you’re the owner and you don’t need someone else decision in your work.

    It’s my first visit on to your blog. I’m very happy to here and found very helpful post.

    I’ll gonna visit your blog again for more!


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