When we’re making the decision to jump from being employed to running our own business, one of the great perks is the opportunity to set our own schedule, without answering to a manager or having to deal with the various demands of a team.
So why is it, when many people first move in to running their own business, one of the first issues that hits is a sense of isolation?
After toying endlessly with the idea, you decide to become a solopreneur or small business owner. You spend months or years working out your strategy, your tagline, your marketing plan, your platform. You tweak your website for days or weeks, put the finishing touches on your portfolio until the wee smalls of morning after morning. Finally you’re ready. You open your doors …
… and you don’t get any business.
Do you want to escape 9 to 5, but you don’t know how to make it happen?
In early 2013 I decided that I’m not going to waste my life as a walking dead banker. I’d had enough.
I knew from day one that I don’t fit the banking environment. But it took me some time until I was ready to cut the crap. I needed to figure out first how to get a business running while working in my 9 to 5 job.
Here’s what I’ve learnt!
I’m working from home for over 3 years now. I worked in an office environment 9 years before that and enjoyed especially the company of self-minded and creative colleagues around me. So I’ve seen both scenarios lately and still decided to keep my home-office for the time being. Here are the most important insights I made to make working from home really work out for you…