4 Perks of Having Your Own Business

    By Rachel Gilmore | Small Business

    4 Perks of Having Your Own Business image Start Your Own Business4 Perks of Having Your Own BusinessWhile many of us are sticking to New Year’s resolutions for a thinner waist line and healthier lifestyle habits, there’s room in the New Year to include a few other important goals. The start of a new year often appeals to us as the ideal time to dive into new entrepreneurial endeavors. 2014 is your year – not only in terms of improving your health, but also when it comes to pursuing the professional life you always wanted.

    A healthy work and life balance is important, but what if what you loved happened to also be your work? If your professional life is causing you financial stress, anxiety or even boredom, you’re losing out on truly going after your passions and career goals. If you are starting your own business and finding work that both challenges and inspires you, you are well on your way to finding a fulfilling, purpose-driven career that leads to a healthier mind, body and spirit.

    The following are just a few advantages of owning your own business:

    #1: You can create and build something

    Owning your own business, especially when you work out of your own home, allows you to explore the freedom and flexibility of creating something powerful. Owning your own business means that you are able to shape and flesh out your creative ventures and dreams, living the life you always wanted. You are in control, and being your own boss means you can go in any direction that you choose.

    #2: You can create a more flexible lifestyle

    One of the biggest perks to starting your own business is the option of a more flexible schedule that better suits your passions, your family life and your professional goals. Starting your own business is thrilling because you can finally have the work and life balance that allows you the flexibility to set your own hours, work from wherever you want and pursue work that actually interests and inspires you.

    #3: You can choose the people you work with

    When you work for someone else, you rarely have the opportunity to select whom you work with. If you do not like your boss or co-workers, your professional life is not as enjoyable. When you start your own business, you get to make the decisions about who you collaborate with, hire or mentor.

    #4: You can follow your passions

    Many people who work for themselves are quick to note that the long hours they invest in growing a business does not actually feel like work because they are having fun and love what they are doing. The idea of making a living doing what I love is what drew me in, and my passion for health and fitness and the people I work with and mentor are what move me forward. Growing your business should be fun and uplifting. Contact me today to learn more about how you can build a business doing what you love, alongside a supportive group of like-minded people who can help you reach your health and business goals.

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