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Self-Employment: The Key To a More Fulfilling Life

No Limits How I Escaped the Clutches of Corporate America to Live the Self-Employed Life of My Dreams[Today's post is from Sara Morgan, the author of the newly published No Limits: How I escaped the clutches of Corporate America to live the Self-employed life of my dreams. Want to read a sample chapter of her book? Click here.]

It’s funny how what is most important to you changes as you get older. When I graduated from high school, all I wanted was to be independent and live on my own. That changed as I got older and started work as a professional software developer. For a while, especially after I had my children, all I wanted was a stable and predictable life. I mistakenly thought that having a high-paying job in Corporate America could make me happy and fulfilled.

Despite changing jobs, companies, even industries, I never found the kind of fulfillment I desired. It was not until I broke away from Corporate America and became self-employed that I have managed to find true happiness. For me, having control over my own destiny and doing something I am proud of is more important than having an expensive new car or a big flat screen television.

I am not going to lie to you and tell you being self-employed is a walk in the park and you will never have any problems. I have certainly faced my fair share of issues as a self-employed individual. However, despite the occasional hardships, I have not once regretted my decision to become independent.

Sara Morgan Author WriterWhile not everyone is cut out for self-employment, I do think that some people will never find the fulfillment they crave until they are able to strike out on their own. For those of us that are bright, talented, and passionate, self-employment is a key element to a more fulfilling life. I urge you to push through your doubts and fears and cut your own path in work and life. And when you do, please stop by my online community at http://nolimitsthebook.ning.com and tell everyone your story.

Sara Morgan is the author of No Limits: How I escaped the clutches of Corporate America to live the Self-employed life of my dreams. As a professional web developer, she knows a thing or two about web sites. For more information about Sara and her book (which sells for $12.95) check out www.nolimitsthebook.com.

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  1. Mami2jcn

    I think a lot of moms would like to have a work-from-home arrangement so that they can spend time with their children while earning a living. I work from home as a translator, but my assignments are few and far between. I wish the work was steadier, but I’m glad I can earn a few bucks here and there.

  2. ellen

    My husband has been self employes for 25 years as a carpenter. One of the keys to self employment I rarely see mentioned is like Mami said it is either ‘feast or famine’ at times. If you don’t have a job, or you get sick, there is no safety net there to catch you.
    People who are considering becoming self employed have to budget for lean months. (or longer!)

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