I know there’s a lot of personal finance people out there, and so perhaps you guys have some thoughts and opinions. Yeah, I’m offering you that one thing that you rarely get in life — a chance to say what you think!
Here’s the dealiosky. I want to venture out and do my own thing. And what I mean is, I want to quit my job. I want to start my own business or something.
I have some financial backing (about $1K in a bank account). My wife and I have no debt except for our mortgage which should be paid off in 5 years.
It’s a big step that I really want to do on my own. I’m just so sick and tired of having to answer to the same people every day. I’ve talked about how I get asked to lie to clients all the time. And about 2 weeks ago my boss pulled me into his office and basically said that I wasn’t doing good enough at lying to the clients. (!) I don’t want to work that way. It gets old. I want to be my own boss. Any advice?
I have mangerial experience and merchandizing experience. I’ve got all sorts of construction experience, welding and carpentry. I would love to mow lawns and snow plow for the rest of my life. That would be awesome. I love working outside. But this isn’t the Simpsons where that can be a solid living (remember the Plow King episodes?), there’s not a ton of money in that. But I’m not looking for a ton of money.
With my merchandizing experience, maybe I could franchize a 7-11 or BP station or something. I have some connections in those worlds with an uncle of mine. He has a couple gas stations in the city, so I could get in contact with him and talk about it.
I’m just sick and tired of working for people. Especially people who want me to lie. I just fricken hate it. I don’t work well with other people unless I’m the boss (I bet I’m not the only one who feels that way). I hate people telling me what to say and how to act. I just want to be my own person!
Obviously I’m not happy in the job I’m in right now. It has its ups and downs, but now it’s been down a whole lot more.
Any thoughts or ideas on this?