By Andy Bailey, CEO of Petra Coach
Most business owners aren’t in it just for the money. In fact, in many cases, they could earn more money, with fewer headaches, working for your average large corporation.
Instead, what attracts most of us to start a business is the need for more freedom. Unfortunately, many business owners end up simply harnessing themselves to another job.
I know. I’ve been there. I owned a wireless business for 18 years. And for the first nine, I was working for this unmerciful jerk I saw in the mirror each morning. I had created myself a job, not a business. And in doing so, made myself miserable. However, for the last nine years of my company, I worked on building a business that could run without me. Not only was I much happier, I was able to create something I could sell and exit – because it could run without me. (more…)