“Dogs have no money. They’re broke their entire lives. You know why dogs have no money? No pockets!” — Jerry Seinfeld
Do you have that one amazing dream, where you want to be your own boss? Whether you do or don’t want to feel like a boss, I’m going to convince you that… it’s going to be very very hard achieving this dream!
You probably are thinking I should say things like ‘if you can dream, you can achieve’ and ‘believe in your dreams & your dreams will come true.’ Well, you should dream and you must believe in your dreams. But that doesn’t mean dreams come true very easy or without any hurdles.
Sometimes it gets so hard that you give up on giving up! I’m talking like such a depress’o, and why shouldn’t I? I do feel very much depressed and that gives me right to use words like depress’o. Do cut me a slack if that word annoys you or even worse, offends you.
Coming back to the point which was the dream of becoming your own boss! It is such a wonderful feeling to think I’m my own employee and also the boss to that employee. Me working for myself, simply beautiful!
But a boss has to pay something the likes of a remuneration to her employee. Even if the employee is only me, I still need a little cash to take care of my (mind &) body. So far, I don’t see this happening. I have been working on my blog and a few other online projects, but without getting any reliable results. At least not yet!
At this point, I would like to reveal my turnover to you. I made a whopping 19 cents for almost 8K impressions last month, from the (wordads program) ads displayed on the blog. That’s it, that’s all of it! So, you know about my revenue but what about my expenses? My expenses or (as I proudly call them) my investment on the blog is definitely above and beyond 19 cents.
Please don’t feel sorry for me because for one, I feel sorry enough for myself. And two, it’s not like I don’t have food, shelter or clothing since my parents are supporting me. Don’t misunderstand them, they don’t like it one bit more than me not liking it. But they don’t complain or say anything, which says everything!
Blogging is not something I do entirely for money, at least that is not my underlying motive. My aim is to speak up my mind with all honesty and my goal is to help someone (even if only one) in some way with my knowledge and experiences.
But, can we survive solely on our idealistic aims and selfishly selfless motives?
My answer to this ‘high level philosophical in nature’ kind of question is- ‘boy! The struggle is real!’
Last thoughts –
The process of achieving a big dream such as ‘being your own boss’ is difficult, that’s a given. But remember these words of a wise man who once said, everything worthwhile takes a while! So, if you want to feel like a boss, go ahead and feel like one. I’m trying to do the same!
Do you want to be your own boss? Share your thoughts…
Thank you for reading!