|A piece of my desk by katlessin|
What I didn’t realize at the time was that there is power in being a small business and it is best if you embrace it. When you are a small business owner you have the power to create your own rules, schedule, focus, priorities and most important, your own business culture. I was trying so hard to make my small business appear like the exact thing I loathed and escaped from.
You get to create your ideal work environment that suits you best. You can hire the people you actually want to work with. You can dress the way you feel comfortable. You can order the office supplies that inspire you and make you happy. You can choose your days off and you can choose your location. You have choices that many large business don’t because you are smaller. Embrace your small business and your choices that come with it.
What choices will you make? Will you choose the 9-5p same old, same old? Will you choose the black pen or will you go with purple? Will you have music in the background? Will you take off Friday afternoon to be with family? It is time to design your business lifestyle and culture to best suit your needs and desires, all while making a living, doing what you love.
If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, start looking at your business from a place of power, choices, options and the freedom to create. You will be much happier and more successful for it.