As many of you might know, I have had quite a struggle with jobs in the past.
Bullying managers, mean colleagues, non productive days, not feeling challenged, stress.
I never really seemed to fit.
Mostly likely because I never was part of the team.
In my personal opinion, it’s hard to be part of a team when each role has their own priority.
The roles I did, were never in the perspective of the money or making the customer is satisfied.
Naturally, I was always “the least” important within the “team”. So I always struggled.
I recently made a very conscious decision about my job:
I do not want to work in a “team” again!
So, I joined a training center.
With the job as an instructor you see your colleagues in the morning, during breaks and when you say goodbye. But that’s about it.
Of course some classes are nicer than the others, but you see them for 5 days.
And that’s when it’s a long course. After that, you will forget them and they won’t remember you.
I can recommend this type of job to anyone who likes being among people on a daily basis, but doesn’t want any attachment.
I am completely satisfied with this lifestyle.
Until, of course, someone appeared in my life that makes me doubt this 😉
I met this guy many years ago when he was also an instructor.
He told me now that he started up his own company.
“So, you’re a training consultant?” I asked.
“No”, he responded, “I now sell pet food”.
He laughed at my surprised look.
He told me that having your own company is hard work, but if you want to make real money, that’s the way to do it.
Being your own boss can give a lot of satisfaction too.
During all the unhappiness within my previous jobs, I have thought about this a lot.
I started Fiverr, BuyMeACoffee and Patreon, but due to no success, I have even forgot my passwords to these.
I was pretty convinced this blog would also give me opportunities to sponsored content or a writing career.
I also started my online Emotion Doodles shop, where I am selling all kinds of apparel.
As many of you have noticed, I haven’t really been blogging or promoting my store recently.
But I do not want to give up on it!
I still hope that one I can become successful as a writer or Doodler.
I still want to make publish a children’s book.
My dream is still to one day see a random someone on the street wearing my design of a T-shirt!
So, if you are struggling with birthday or Christmas presents: Have a look at the Emotion Doodles shop 😉
Has any of you ever started their own company or publishing books or anything?
Please share your experiences!