Be Your Own Boss

Well the Easter holidays are over, I mean four days break and how quick was that? Did I blink? :-)

Now, here’s where things get interesting. Those of you who have a J.O.B. will no doubt be getting up for work and facing the first day back after the hols. I know it was only two working days but Hey! A holiday is a holiday, right?

Now picture this: Thousands of people with shoulders stooped forward, hands thrust deep into pockets trudging forlornly down a long winding road to work. Well it feels like a long winding road. Anyway, you get my drift? Can you relate to this? I could many years ago, until one day I shouted in frustration; “I want to break free” (No I’m not going to burst into song).

I did however; join the ranks of the Self Employed. No more trudging to work for me, no more Boss, no more 9 to 5 or 8 to 6 or whatever regime they made you do. But… wait a minute… there’s also: no more salary, no more holiday pay, and no more ‘sickies’ :-)

OH! My…. God, what have I done? That my friend, was me crashing at 100 miles an hour into the ‘Terror Barrier’, and it was not a pretty sight!

There’s a story for the bit that came next, but I’ll leave that to another post. What I’m trying to say is, being your own Boss, The MD, The CEO, The Chief Exec, The Buck Stops Right Here Person (Only because there’s no one else to blame now) is, well, wonderful, fantastic and immensely satisfying.

Do you know what I like to do on a Monday morning as my neighbours roar off in their cars, with white knuckles on the steering wheel? I’ll go and have a game of golf :-)

Ok, on the other side of the coin when they have their feet up watching TV, I might be working on a project. But I have a choice, and that my friend is the difference.

Get the Mindset right, believe in yourself, believe you can do it and you’ll do it. Step by step, stone by stone, you can move a mountain. I did.

I’m not selling or promoting anything, I just want you to think, to put yourself in that place. Feel the success, breathe it. You know you want it. Just do it. You can.


If you do nothing, you get nothing. So do something.

‘Till next time,



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4 Responses to “Be Your Own Boss”

  1. Hi Barry,

    Great post. I am my own boss but have shops so still driving to work at regular hours. I am hoping the internet business will bring me the freedom to choose my working hours more.

    Enjoy the journey.


  2. Thanks for that Mandy,
    Being self employed is great isn’t it. Keep focused and it will happen. Your blog’s looking good with great content. Keep posting and I’ll keep reading.

  3. Hi Barry, just to let you know I just tried to sign up to your blog but when I clicked submit nothing happened.

    Enjoy the journey.


  4. Hi Mandy,
    It’s ok because your info came through the system and you’re on the list. I hope you enjoy the free hints and tips.

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