4 Things No One Tells You About Being Your Own Boss
5 years ago, I recalled feeling unwell in Jakarta, and my aunt, my mom’s sister, had to come to my apartment and take care of me. At the time, it was pretty obvious that I got sick because of the stress I got from work. My aunt, who’s an entrepreneur, suggested that maybe it’s time for me to consider starting my own business. According to her, being your own boss opens the opportunity to manage your own time, and we have the liberty to take a rest when we need it.
Moving forward to today, I see where she came from, but I wish she could also share the disadvantage of running a business on our own. The fear of fluctuating income, the pressure to get your team to work together so that it’s time-efficient and effective to get the result you want, and the list go on.
It’s been almost 5 years since I jumped on the bandwagon to start my own business. 5 years as a self-employed freelancer, and almost 2 years as someone who runs her own business and manages a team to keep it going.…
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