My main motivation was to achieve freedom.
But what is even freedom and what makes it special?
In my opinion freedom is:
- Not having to go to meetings.
- Not having to spend time with jerks.
- Not being locked into status games.
- Not feeling like I have to say “yes”.
- Not worrying about others claiming my time and energy.
When you work for yourself it's “sink” or “swim”.
You've got no safety net and no one to blame when things go bad.
It's the most intense heat that forges steel, it draws a lot out of you and makes you the best version of yourself.
On the other side, you don't have a downside but you don't have an upside either.
That means no limit of how much you can make or how much you can grow.
When you're self-employed you can choose your own adventure.
You can stack your work towards the beginning of the week, work 30 hours in a row and have the rest of the week off.
It's just really nice to have the freedom to do whatever you want.
Another benefit you get is being able to say whatever you want.
You don't have to appease your boss, pretend your coworker's idea is good or be afraid to share your political views at work.
I think self censoring yourself and not saying how you think will eats away at you over time.
You only get 1 go, live consciously.