Starting your own business, also known as living the dream, can be an exciting yet scary ride. As you become your own boss and start making big decisions, life changes – most of the time, for the better. Here are eight unexpected ways owning a small business changes you.
1 You’ve become a morning person
No longer overwhelmed with dread at the prospect of going to work, you now wake up with a spring in your step.
2 You’re a finance whiz
Having to do your own books means you’re now a whiz when it comes to tax, BAS and super.
3 You cringe at the thought of a holiday
While others are dreaming of lazy days at the beach, you know anytime you’re not working, you’re not making any money. #goodbyeannualleave
4 You can never remember what day it is
Is it Monday? Or Sunday? You don’t know anymore because work is just an all day, every day thing.
5 You’re a little more thrifty
Watching every dollar that comes in and every dollar that goes out means you’re a little more tight with your purse strings.
6 You make friends more easily
Every time you meet another small business owner, you’ve got an endless list of things to talk about.
7 You’re addicted to your smartphone
Gone are the days when finishing work mean’t switching off at 5pm, now you take your work with you wherever you go.
8 You have more confidence
Now that you’ve branched out on your own, you’ve realised you CAN do this.