Why did you decide to work for yourself? Do you freelance part time, full time.. Do you have other independent business endeavors? What are some of the challenges that you face as an entrepreneur?
I started young. When I was in primary school, I was always getting myself into trouble for launching my own little creative business endeavors.
Looking back, I realize what that I was doing was making my own way. I came from a family that didn't have much money, and our parents blew anything we did get on their substance addictions. We got by, but if there was something that I wanted, I had to figure out how to get it for myself. Food included, quite often.
I suppose I programmed myself from a young age to be the independent self-employed type. I've always seen the value in working for myself, even if it starves me sometimes. I have a hard time working for other people.. I always want to run the show, and I always have my own ideas.
Most of all, I want to be self-reliant. If I don't eat, it's because I didn't hustle enough.. not because someone in HR decided that I wasn't valuable anymore. It's up to me to succeed. I like it that way. It's more stressful all around, but then again I kind of feed on the challenge. It fuels my creativity. I've got to FIGURE OUT a way to make ends meet.. New ideas often come this way.
... but enough about me. Now it's YOUR turn. Let's hear your story!
Thanks to anwebservices for the inspiration! One of his recent posts made me ponder this question. Follow him. He's great!!