2018 is a great year to consider going self-employed. In the last 12 months alone, over 600,000 people became their own boss and benefited from the tonnes of support available.
Mental problems are the number one reason employees take sick days, so why do we sacrifice our health to do something that doesn’t bring us satisfaction?
I read about ‘January Blues’ and January 15 supposedly being ‘the most depressing day of the year’ and think it shouldn’t be like this. Life is too short and we all deserve to do work we love all year round.
I had an experience of finding myself in an isolating job and my mental health declined at a shattering speed. I learnt the hard way that the right job can have huge psychological benefits to improving self-esteem, purpose and identity. A year or so on, I find myself at Enterprise Nation and my work feels truly authentic that it’s skyrocketed my sense of worth as I work on exciting projects that I’m truly passionate about.
We often survey Enterprise Nation members and I regularly meet entrepreneurs and every time they say they are happier being self employed than employed and have a greater sense of life satisfaction. There’s also the added benefit of working where you want and when you want. The flexibility alone can be a massive perk to considering working for yourself. For many start-up owners, all you need is an idea and internet connection, so what are you waiting for?!