To spend more time with the family: It’s funny that most people in the world today decided to settle for less. Many folks out there work a total of 16 hours in a day. When you add that to 6 hours of sleep, they don’t have much time to spend with their family anymore. In my opinion, this is one of the reason why divorce rate is very high everywhere. SO that you can spend more valuable time with your family, you must consider starting your own home based business. You shouldn’t have to trade time for money. You should see your kids as they are growing up.
To be Your Own Boss: I can tell you from experience that there is nothing worse than taking order from someone that is clearly less qualified than you are. What is worse is the fact that your creativity will pretty much is thrown out of the window. You must start your own business to be your own boss. It is not always easy making your own decisions. However, it is worth every little bit of the hassle. Decision making is fun when you are pretty much prepared to take responsibility for the outcome of the decision.
I want to fully use my skills, knowledge and education: It is very important that you understand here that your skills, knowledge and education should be constantly improving and getting better. One of the mistakes that many people make is thinking that education stops after BS or MS or even PhD. With hassle of life and the fact that you cannot afford to take any time off, constantly increasing your knowledge becomes a difficult thing to do, not impossible. Even for people that went ahead and got more education, the chance is usually not there to utilize it. To fully utilize your constantly changing skills, you must start your own business.
To Avoid a dress code; Ok this might be a personal reason, but I despise having to dress up 4 days in a week. It is not so much about the dressing. It is more about the fact that I have to do it. This is one of the reasons that I decided that starting my own business is the way to go. I know you will agree with me wearing suite as a CEO is different than wearing one as a level one engineer.
Improve my living standard. Let us be clear on something. You will not be financially free working 9-5 job. Working the corporate job is only preparing you for many years of dependency on the federal government. There are young people in their twenties now making seven figure incomes because they decided to start their own business at a young age. It starts with the decision. The rest will take care of itself. You can only live once. So live right. To use better things in this life, create a close to ideal living for your family, you must start your own business.