Archive for February 28th, 2008

Grateful for a Freedom-Filled Business

I’m so thankful for the freedom I’ve created in my life. This is something for which I’m constantly, CONSTANTLY, grateful for!

My husband passed away unexpectedly at far too young an age, leaving me a young widow and single-parent.

From that point forward, I became acutely conscious of how short life is.

I didn’t want to waste another second doing anything I didn’t truly enjoy, being robbed of precious moments that could be spent living life on my own terms instead of toiling away for others.

I set out to find a way to earn a living for myself doing work I enjoyed and found more meaningful and purposeful.

That search led me to start my own administrative support business, and I’ve never looked back.

It didn’t happen overnight and it wasn’t easy, but I’ve structured and evolved my business into something that gives me great satisfaction and freedom.

Because it’s an online business, I’m location independent and can work anywhere there is internet.

And because of that, I can also pretty much take off whenever I want to. I NEVER miss doing anything I want anymore because I’m tied to a job.

That’s not to say there aren’t times where it’s nose to the grindstone. But I love my work and clients so it never feels like work.

Most of the time, I’m chomping at the bit to dive into things first thing in the morning. However, I’ve structured my business and how things work in it in a way that I’m never tied to my desk day in, day out, 24 hours a day.

This kind of business (at least the way I’ve set mine up) requires so little overhead and administration. And I can take it with me if need be.

I’ve been on many a road trip around the state and elsewhere, and simply plug into my office via the ol’ laptop.

I am very deliberate about the clients I take on and the work that I do for them as well because I don’t want to do anything or work with anyone that inhibits my ability to live life and work exactly the way I want.

None of this would be possible if I was still stuck working as an employee on the boss’ schedule.