I love the fact that being self employed I never have to ask the boss for some time off. If I fancy a day off I can do it, if I fancy a natter on the phone with a friend, I can do that. And holidays. I don’t have to keep to 21-28 days a year (if your employed). It’s the flexibility and the freedom that so many people want.
And “self employed land” can have it’s drawbacks too, and it’s usually in the form of feeling a bit alone, and isolated. And I don’t mean physically isolated (though I do live 4 miles from the closest town, and neighbours are in sight but not directly next door). No, what I mean is that when you are training to become a practitioner, you get regular time and connection with your classmates. You’re learning together and have a common vision – to help more people, and it’s exciting.
When you finish training, the “aloneness” can creep up on you. And it’s not just that, it can sometimes be that you miss the support that like minded people give you. I don’t mean that family or frends don’t support your dreams, this is just different.
Mistake #11 was thinking that you have to go it alone. And for me, when I discovered masterminding a few years ago, I was hooked. I’ve met some amazing people who have been a joy to be around. Masterminding is a place where you can speak openly about your ideas without being laughed at, where you can bounce suggestions around and get better ones back, and offer insights to others and connect with some amazing people. It also holds you accountable to the goals you publicly set! I love masterminding, because I think business is fun (don’t get me wrong it is often frustrating too), but if it’s no longer fun overall, then being an employee is probably a better place for.
So I just wanted to share with you why I mastermind. Would love to hear your comments.