As 2024 is kicking off, I want you to think back to those first few days you were returning work. Were you excited, apprehensive, or motivated? I was recently talking to a fellow business owner who transparently shared, “I’m dreading going back to work.” My very first thought was, “Dang, it sucks that he feels that way, but it doesn’t have to be like this.” If you’ve been dreading work, or even if you’ve felt that way before, I think that what I have been learning and sharing with my clients will be relatable.

When Your Business Gives You The Opposite of Freedom

The truth is that I have felt that way many times before. My expectation was that when I own the business, I get to choose what I want to do. In fact, I started my business because I wanted the freedom and the flexibility of self employment. Unfortunately, being an entrepreneur provided everything except freedom. Whenever I wanted to take a break, it was from a place of frustration. The break didn’t energize me, and I was not looking forward to returning to work. 

Even when I was working without breaks, I was dreading work week after week. This was primarily from a place of frustration over goals that I couldn’t achieve. I fantasized about quitting my job…and I was the boss! 

Realizing You Are The Rainmaker