So, you want to start your own business?
I used to see working for yourself as a luxury, a lifestyle choice, a path for the bold + brave ones who like living life on the edge, with uncertainty, risk, and fated reward, just because it’s exciting and adventurous and freeing.
I don’t believe that anymore. And here’s why. Our economy is built on an employer-employee model that is unlikely to continue to be sustainable in the long term. And more and more people are waking up to this.
The employer-employee model was touted as providing safety and security for the middle class, with 40 hour work weeks, overtime protection, paid time off, and retirement pensions.
But as many of us know, pensions have become a thing of the past, less the few government and utilities workers that still have them. Paid time off and living wages are being squeezed, while businesses going out of business or bankrupt and restructuring of others have led to an all time high for unemployment.
Although currently, as I write this, we are in the middle of a pandemic, many are realizing that things are never going to return to what we perceived as “normal” in the 90s and early 2000s. The economy of the older generations no longer exists and many in the younger generation have seen this coming.
Or, if we didn’t see it coming, many of us were forced with a big fat reality check by getting laid off and having great difficulty in finding a replacement job (or having great difficulty in finding a job out of college in the first place).
I could go on and complain about how we’ve gotten to this point in our economic history (I do this in greater detail here), but you’re not here for that. You’re here because either you’ve decided that you’re not going to wait around any longer for the perfect employee job to magically appear, you know what you want to do and there ain’t no one handing out jobs doing it, or there are and you’re choosing to do it your own way. Why? Because it’s new, innovative, creative, fresh, transformative, fulfilling, exciting, because you love it.
So, if you’re here to take life by the horns, to align with the evolution of our economy, and to be successful doing it, you’re in the right place!
Let me make a couple of things clear. This is not about getting rich quick so you can sit on your bum for the rest of your life. No judgment at all for those who are into that, who are doing it and changing the world, I think it’s amazing. It’s just not my thing. I’m a generator (human design system) which means I actually love to work as long as I’m doing what I love.
What I care about is a) contributing to the world by doing what I love, b) receiving financial abundance so that I always have more than enough, c) fulfilling all of my soul’s desires.
This is also not about me telling you exactly what to do to start a business and be successful. Your intuitive alignment is the most important thing in the world! I will give you ideas, I will explain how to do complicated things, I’ll even give you suggestions for how you can start listening to that intuition. But your intuitive voice trumps all, always. I will continue to remind you of that.
If this aligns with you, then great! You’re in the right place.
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