I Drank the Koolaid.Yearly is the Sugar.
Remember I promised short and sweet blogs? This ain’t one of those today, folks. I have a lot to share today. Bear with me.
So. Here I sit unemployed and enjoying the heck out of starting my own business. I can't believe what I've accomplished so far and I'm quite proud of myself. My husband is proud too. And so are our kids.
When I look at the investment I just made, part of me is like...ARE YOU DAFT? I'm spending money that I might need for necessities! Then I realized something; being able to control my own destiny IS a necessity. I thought long and hard about that.
I’m currently unemployed because I had no control over my destiny. None. That destiny was provided to me in fancy packaging stamped “employee”. I have frustrations being an “employee” but absolutely love working. Does that make sense? For me, along with not having control, is the frustrations of “being told” what to do for the sake of being told what to do. I was never really good at that. But, I’m great at learning, developing, growing and understanding the “whys”.
The Necessity of Entrepreneurship
I've always had a leadership based, entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to own something that was mine. I wanted to have control over my destiny at a very early age. Back in the 1970’s women didn’t own their own businesses or, at best, found it very challenging to do so. And even if they wanted to, who was going to give them a business loan? “Get a job”. That’s what my father said. I listened to him. After all, Father Knows Best. Right?
Here's a little backstory on my “about me” page.http://financialnestegg.com/about-me
I explained to my son at an early age the importance of following his passion and owning his own business vs. getting a paycheck signed by someone else. I taught him this lesson the hard way and hoped he would learn from it. To this day, my son thanks me for making him de-tassle corn when he was 13. I made him do it for two years. It was tiring, hard, dirty work and extremely long days. That second year he came home one day and said..."mama, I don't ever want to work that hard for so little money". Good. Lesson learned. I told him to do what he loves. He is very successful in his chosen business. Thank you!
Hey Mr.! Can you spare a Dollar?
As a business minded person, there is one thing I know. I'm saving over $225 by paying the yearly up front. Makes sense and I like math. :) Then the true realization hit me...the annual membership is less than $1.00 a day. ONE DOLLAR. Okay. I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought my meat in bulk and repackaged it myself instead of “paying extra” for the convenience of smaller packaged, precut meat. I figured out I was saving way more than a dollar a day. There! Justified!
Yes. I drank the Kool-Aid - but it tastes much sweeter this time.
Anyway...here I go again. Those of you that hang around me know I LOVE to ramble. :) In the past I promised to keep my blogs short - because time is valuable. But today, this was valuable to me.
Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you today. Now, get busy. Go forth and conquer!!
Peace, and make it a great day! LOVE YA!