Starting a Business – Do What You Love and Love What You Do
It is absolutely true that we do best at what we like to do.
In your career you are very fortunate if you have a job
that you completely love. This might only really be possible
if you decided early in your life what you want to ‘be’
and took the action to get the education or training to do
what you wanted to do. Starting a business is another
Many people see a job as only a means to an end – it pays
the bills. They tolerate it out of necessity only. Within
reason they are willing to put in the time and follow the
directions to keep that position. Some will try to exceed
expectations so that they might be promoted to a
better-paying job some day.
If that doesn’t happen in a reasonble period of time, and
they have confidence and self-esteem, they will make a
promotion happen even if they have to look outside of their
present company to find a better job. Or if you are very
creative and brave, you may develop your own business.
Long gone are the days when people got a job and stayed
there for their entire career, slowly and sometimes
painfully ‘working themselves up the corporate ladder’. In
fact in some cases when it comes to ‘down sizing’ or
‘workforce reduction’ in our economic climate for the past
few decades, it is often those that are the higher paid or
more experienced employees that are cut.
Unfortunately loving your job and doing your very best
doesn’t count for anything when a company has decided to
make changes. They do not see people – they see positions.
It is hard for us to understand how they can be so cold, but
‘that’s business’. It’s about the bottom line, making
the most profit and not about doing what is right for the
So if you are in a position to start a business of your own,
you might as well do something that you love to do if
possible; or another way to look at it is to do what you
have to do and love it. Sometimes there has to be
trade-offs – so you may be required to perform some tasks
you are not crazy about. To stay on top of this, you may
have to enumerate the things you do love about working at
home, and there is a lot to love.
If you are starting out and have to work a day job and
create ‘spare’ time to nurture a budding business, it will
not be as easy to realize what is so preferable about
working from your home unless you really like what you are
doing; or at the very least might be doing something in an
industry that you find attractive or necessary.
Think about how great doing your work at the time(s) when
you feel like it is, and having the freedom to do something
else whenever the opportunity arises (and do the work later
of course); think about all the money you are saving on
transportation to and from a job – add it up – the gas,
parking, bridge tolls, etc; then realize how much you will
not miss the stress of commuting in traffic and all that
this can involve, for example (the freeway that is more like
a parking lot during rush hour(s).
Just these alone are major things to love about having your
own business at home! In addition, you can enjoy the
peaceful, quiet atmosphere and just the feeling of control
you will have by taking charge of your own life; …and it
would even add more impetus to ‘work it’ if it is
something that you are interested in – for example if you
can create a business from a hobby or interest that you
have. This would go a long way to encourage you to expend
your energy in that direction.
There is a saying that is ‘some people work to live and
others live to work’ – You have to really enjoy working to
set yourself up with a day job and a part-time home business
– of course the idea there is to someday quit the day job
and to support yourself entirely from your own business at