“Can I really be my own boss?” I remember how hard it was to answer that question. I resisted for a while before I actually gave in. As a matter of fact, my husband did the same when it came time for him to make the move. Leaving a steady and reliable income, health insurance, benefits, etc. for the unknown is scary! It’s even scarier when you have little ones to think about. The decision to become my own boss didn’t come easy, but it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made; except of course marrying my husband – because of that I have my beautiful family. 😉
Have you ever wondered whether you can be your own boss? I’ve listed a few things that indicated to me that I could in fact by my own boss! Maybe they’ll strike a chord with you as well.
How do you know you can be your own boss?
You think about it non-stop
For me, the thought of becoming my own boss was consuming me. It was all I could think about and I found myself thinking about it night and day. I started googling what the process would entail. Eventually, I started buying books to help guide me through the process. If this sounds like you, then there’s a very good chance that you can be your own boss! Why do I say this? Because it means that you are very serious about it! It’s not something you thought of once or twice and then let fade away. It’s something that is gnawing at you and you are listening to your heart. FYI: You should always listen to you heart!
You are driven by passion
What do I mean by this? I mean you thrive when you are doing what you love. I mean you would rather be doing what you love and so you will put your all in to making sure it works. This was (and still is) me. I am very passionate about being my own boss. I’m very passionate about being in control of my day to day schedule so that I can plan my days around my boys. And that is why I will do whatever it takes to make sure that I succeed as my own boss. In a nutshell, my boys are my passion and I know that our best life includes me and my husband working for ourselves.
You are disciplined, hardworking and determined
When you become your own boss, you are your only source of income. If you don’t do the work, you don’t bring in the big bucks (or any bucks). You have to put in the work in order to reap the benefits. Unfortunately this means that there may be times when you are working for pennies but you still have to do the work. You’ve got to be disciplined enough to get through the lulls and the hardships so that you can make it to the other side.
If you have experienced any of the above, then it may be time for you to start putting a plan in motion! There’s nothing better than the feeling of being in complete control of your life! You may want to check out my post here to see some things you should think about and prepare for before you dive in!
If you’re on the hunt for a tribe of Mamas who can encourage you and empower you into making the decision to become your own boss, I would love to have you join the Making a Mama of Both Worlds Facebook Group! We are a group of Mamas who have either been in your shoes before or are currently wearing the same shoes you are! We’d love to have you join in on the conversation and community!
I love what you said about more important things! Family is everything! ♥️
Thanks for the pick up. Live your best life by deciding what you want, writing down those desires as goals, creating a plan for achieving them, and refusing to stop until you reach your intended destination.
I love being my own boss. My husband and I both work for ourselves from home. We are here for our boys and get to see and play with them more than we would with regular jobs, we get to do what we enjoy, and we make our own schedule!
Vu Ha says
I think to be my own boss is independent. I can arrange my work suitablely. Thanks for your post.
This is amazing and you go girl! Such great info on this.
Angela Tolsma says
Finding more important things in life. I think that’s what’s driving me to become my own boss, I have other priorities and having a 9-5 doesn’t let me get there.
Deciding to work for myself was one of the best choices I ever made. I love being a boss mom.
Kara Ferwerda says
Your boys are beautiful! BTW. I love working for myself. When my husband and I had out daughter we both knew that I should stay home and I love that I am able to earn an income and be home full time with our daughter.
It does take a bit of courage and a leap of faith to go out there and make yourself your own boss. There are so many people around you who act like you are insane when you do. you have to trust yourself though.
congratulations on making that move! I hope that I could be that brave one day.
I became a freelancer a long time ago. Since then I’ve become part time employed part time self-employed. I love having the freedom get stability I get from this
Becca Wilson says
I found out a little over a year ago that I wanted more than I could get from inside a corporate building. I had the drive and the will to be successful, so I did become my own boss!
Easter Babe says
These are some great ideas and tips. Make a list of your priorities will definitely help you answer if you’re ready or not.