There is nothing like the reality of running your own business. You have control of your own time, you answer to yourself and at the end of the day, you empty your own garbage bin. It’s not all glamour, I tell you.
The perfect example of this was when we moved into our brand spanking new offices last week and I had to find a chair to sit in.
I had been away on a very well timed vacation (so as to avoid the manual labour involved in the moving process) and arrived into the new space on day one to find my office with a desk but no chair. Next to the desk was a box, and in that box was a chair, or should I say bits and pieces of a chair with screws and an allen key and a diagram showing you how to assemble them. So I opened up the box, took everything out and proceeded to assemble.
An hour later and a few frustrating moments (with allen key being tossed across the room) a chair was born.
I sat down in my new executive office at my new desk, on my new chair and thought “this is what running your own business is all about. If you want a chair to sit on, you better put it together yourself.”