8. What Is Time Like When You’re Self Employed?

Time, as we know, is the most precious commodity of all. How should we spend it?

Time is precious

More precious than money, time can never be earned back. Unlike money, we never know how much we have left, but can only measure how much has been spent.

It is precious, but we do not hold onto it as we do coins in our pocket. We are not always careful with how it is spent, and we do not know it’s value until it is gone.

In my life...time gone by

Time as a digital entrepreneur means you can wake up when you want, go to bed whenever you please, set your own hours, go out when it suits you, and help people out if they need it at short notice. There are no rules-for you are your own boss and your own employee. Of course you have to put the work in, but as to when you do it, is up to you.

Time is a precious commodity.

As a digital entrepreneur it is not necessary to go out when it is raining. You do not need to be in the office for a particular time or dressed in a certain way. You can fit your work around your family, or your hobbies or even walking the dog.

Dogs crave feedom on holiday

Most people who work 9 to 5 work when the employers tell them to.

As a child, my brothers and I were always at the childminders, because I parents had to work until at least 5 o clock. I certainly don’t resent this because we were safe, I but just think how different it could have been and how much stronger our relationships would have been, if they have been able to pick us up and be with us from half past three.

Parental bonding

Time is a precious commodity, so we have to be careful how we use it. I’m certainly not saying let me need to avoid or be working every hour of every day. What I am saying is that we need to be diligent in our application of ourselves to time. If we are with friends, let’s make sure it’s meaningful to us.

Most of all, let’s make sure we don’t abuse time. Let us at least put some aside for people we love, and separately time aside to make sure we putting the work that allow us to look after them and ourselves.

talking it over

If you could do something that you love, and also do it at a time that was suited to you, surely any sensible person would choose that option, over going to a job that is comfortable but does not resonate 100% with you, and which determines your time for you.

I’m not saying go out and quit your job, especially if it is something that you enjoy. Every job has its downside, but if you you like what you do, more than you don’t like what you do, then why not keep it? Because time is precious what better way to spend it then doing something you enjoy?

I don’t need to go out and pick up the kids midway through the afternoon, because I don’t have any.

A Family Cycling On Bikes

However, I cannot deny that doing what I want when I want is a great luxury, that not everybody has considered they can afford.

Of course, thinking you can’t afford it really couldn’t be further from the truth. As an introvert, with no business acumen or skills, becoming a digital business owner,  (more accurately, using the power of the internet to offer help to more people then I could physically reach) is incredible.

My one key value is  family. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a job where you work less hours but still earn enough doing something that you love and have more time to spend with them?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to wake up at 10 ‘o’ clock on a rainy day and know that other people have already spent an hour at work and at least half an hour getting there?

Lie in!

Most of all, wouldn’t it be awesome not to rush in the mornings, or feel too exhausted at night to spend any quality time with those we love now they’re back from the days chores? Wouldn’t it be awesome to have the weekend totally free, because you were able to go shopping at 12 on Tuesday and get your ironing done on Wednesday afternoon?

shopping is fun!

Don’t you think that if we live like that, the quality of our relationships, the quality of life as a whole would be so much better?

I wish you the best in creating the life that is possible for you and which you truly deserve.

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