My heart sank a little.
Was I qualified? Yes.
Did I want it? No.
As I've been growing my consulting business over the past few years I have never turned down the opportunity to review a great full-time job posting that has come across my desk. In the early years, I even applied for a few. Was this my way of hedging my bets in case this consulting gig didn't pan out? Probably. Was it a smart strategy at the time? Probably.
But for some reason, this time, it just irked me. At this moment, I am living the dream of entrepreneurship. I am a chick writing her own check. And I like it. Actually, I love it.
Sure, a full time job back in Corporate America would afford me some benefits that self-employment doesn't. But it would also give me a commute...and a boss. I would also have to give up clients that rely on me for their marketing, business strategy and implementation. With so many great milestones on the horizon for them, I wouldn't dream about it!
Another duty I'd have to shelve would my monthly writing contributions for such on-line magazines as She's Self Employed. Not only does this venue give me another way to reach my audience, but I get to tap into that inner author that has set her sights on publishing her own book (someday).
No longer will I be hedging my bets. I'm all in.
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