Friday, November 30, 2007

I'm Self-Employed

Every now and then I need to take a break from Steve Pavlina's blog, it just opens too many questions and challenges me so much professionally that I need to take a step back and simply exist for a while.  When I come back though, as I recently have, I find so many things which resonate and make me want to just be better.

I just came across his You Are Self-Employed post.  In a nutshell:

everyone is essentially self-employed and that even if you’re an employee, you should think of yourself as the President of your own personal services corporation.  Call it Your Name, Inc.

 

This mindset makes a lot of sense.  Even if you seemingly work for someone else, you still work primarily for yourself.  You have your own company with one employee — you — and you’re in the business of selling your employee’s labor for profit.

Definitely check out the rest of the article, there are some pretty compelling reasons showing that we are self-employed, and why we need to see ourselves that way.  Making that click for me is going to change the way I approach and view my job and my future career choices.

So, are you self-employed, or "do you fall prey to the illusion that you aren’t self-employed and you yield control of your career to your employer or boss?"

Peace,
+Tom

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