Chapter 17

What does starting up on your own feel like?

I have often thought that starting your own business is like a personal development programme that you are completely unprepared for. You will experience peaks, troughs, fear, elation and everything in between.

In this chapter you will discover:

  • what the start-up journey feels like
  • four strategies to make the transition as smooth as possible.

There are times when I have wanted to stop being self-employed and go back to the seeming comfort of corporate life and be paid a salary and work regular hours. But I know that I am dreaming as I love the freedom, flexibility and control that having my own business affords me. I know that if things aren’t going my way, then it’s completely up to ...

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