5 Reasons to work for yourself

5 Reasons to work for yourself

There are endless reasons to work for yourself but there are also some really valid reasons that a lot of people don’t consider.

The economic downturn resulted in thousands or perhaps millions of people loosing their jobs, being made redundant or taking a pay decrease due to companies trying to stay afloat.

This was a good and bad thing but lets look at the positive side first. Everyday people went out into the world mostly out of desperation and started making their own money.

They started their own business and became great salesmen. More than likely, something they never would have had the confidence or the motivation to do previously. But the recession pushed people to get out there and fend for themselves. I was one of them!

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I never sold anything in my life and never considered myself any good at sales. But when I seen everyone else doing it, I knew I could do it too and so can you.

It became a trend to recycle, up-cycle, resell and wear vintage clothing. I think the main reason for this, was that people were not as busy as they were beforehand. Everything seemed to be on pause for a couple of years and people were being careful with their money. Therefore, not spending it the way they once had.

At the same time when new products and services from small businesses started trending, the customer decided that was where they wanted to spend their money.

Time gives you the chance to reflect and think about what you want in life and lot of people decided to go for their dreams and take responsibility for their own finances seen as they only had theirselves to rely on.

“Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.” – Thisuri Wanniarachchi

5 Reasons to work for yourself


First and foremost your freedom! How important is your freedom to you? It should be extremely important to you. Freedom is everything. Freedom means more time with family and friends, more time to relax and more time to do the things you love.

Wouldn’t it be nice to work on your own terms, be your own boss and choose when you work? Of course it would. You would be free to pick and choose what you do each day, each hour and every minute. This would be a dream come through and you could live the life you always wanted to live, so what are you waiting for?

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A lot of people both love and hate their jobs. But what if you could do the job you love all by yourself. What if you could be your own boss, have more time, energy and self satisfaction in your work? It would make you really proud of yourself wouldn’t it? Proud knowing that you are building something for yourself and not working at making someone else dream come true. Think about your own dreams and go after them.

Happiness is only a state of mind as life can be touch but you can create more happy moments for yourself by having more time to do the things you love, working at what you love to do, having sense of achievement from the results of your own business, spending more time with your loved ones. That means less stress and less hassle.

A workplace can make you miserable through the role you play, situations that occur and shitty circumstance. So why put yourself through that? Being your own boss ensures you will not be put in a situation where you are overworked and underpaid or treated badly because you will create your own. In addition, you won’t have to get stuck in peak traffic!

You will be happier if you make the choice to work for yourself because you will be in control of your life, time, money and creating the kind of life you want to live.

Time v-s Value

Most of us work roughly 35-40 hours a week on average. So what do we do to earn more money to live a better life? We work more to look after our families and to do the things we love to do in our spare time. Some people sacrifice up to 80 hours a week working so that their families can live comfortably but at a huge expense. You come home depleted with little or no time to spend with your loved ones so that’s hardly living well is it?

Wouldn’t it be amazing to work your own hours putting your own value on each hour you decide to work? What if you could work just 20 hours a week making more than enough money to look after you and your loved ones and to also have more than enough money to do the things you love? What if you could make money while you sleep therefore, creating even more free time for yourself?

You can and you will if you choose to work for yourself as you can choose how much you are worth per hour.

Your Worth

Self worth, do you realise your self worth? A lot of people in the workplace feel under-rated, under-appreciated and under-paid. This is a very common scenario. Most people either don’t realise their self worth or either plod along year after year hoping their employee will notice their efforts. I fell under this category until I decided to create the life I wanted.

Do you honestly think you are being paid what you are worth for the skills you provide for your employer, for the knowledge and intelligence you bring to your role? If you are being appreciated then great, but its not the case for the majority, so why slug through your whole life in jobs that will never see your worth and don’t appreciate the skills you have?

You could work for yourself at something you truly love to do and create the life you want but most importantly you’ll realise your full potential. Therefore, it makes sense to create your own source of income by providing a product or service and charging the amount you think your time and skills are worth. Some people think this is a crazy theory but millions of people are doing it everyday.

We’re all destined for certain things, find what you love and you will find your destiny. That is why the word Individual was created. If you do not know what your purpose is… you can click here to find out. Embrace your self-worth because if you don’t then how can you expect someone else to? I believe everyone has something Amazing to offer so find out what that is and share it with the world and make a living off it. 


People seem to think having a job gives you financial security but does it really? You are employed by someone who pays you a salary, sure that sounds good in theory and can give you a false sense of security. But what it really means is that you are putting 100% responsibility for your finances and all of your income on this one source of income that could possibly come to an end at any given moment.

You are placing all your trust in this position to pay you what you need to live on and if you do not have any other forms of income you could find yourself in a difficult situation should this income come to an end. If you create your own income you have 100% control over your finances and no one can take that away from you.

If your place of work runs into financial difficulty and you lose your job tomorrow, you will be left with no source of income. So doesn’t it make sense to have a back up plan so that you are in control of your own finances and you’re not placing it in the hands of someone else?

This is another great reason to work for yourself so that you’re 100% in control of your finances. Now, doesn’t that sound great? You can do it!

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