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Harsh Realities in Running your own Business

Sadly I learn this lesson the hard way everyday:

Harsh Reality #2: Owning a business isn’t easier than working at a 9 to 5 job.

If you start a business you get to be your own boss and set your own hours, right? Although that is what most entrepreneurs believe, it is very inaccurate.

Instead of having just one boss, you now have hundreds of bosses. Just think about all of your customers because essentially each one of them is your boss.

If you still aren’t a believer remember you have your own business because you are here to make money. And if you don’t do what each of your bosses (customers) want, your business will go bankrupt.

In addition to that, when you work at a 9 to 5 job all you have to do is work from 9 to 5. When you have your own business you usually end up working 10 to 14 hour days and in many cases 7 days a week.

Even after you start making money, things don’t always change. Although I am not rich, I have done well enough that I don’t have to worry about money. None-the-less, I am still working 60 to 80 hours a week.

Sadly, money didn’t change how little I work.

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