Just about every gym owner I know made the move to brick and mortar entrepreneurship after deciding that the need for independence was all the justification needed to walk away from paid employment. This meant stepping away from a steady paycheck, from health insurance, and from the comforts of a professional setting where one doesn’t have to worry about paying the electric bill or making sure that the insurance coverage is up-to-date.
The harsh reality for these people was that this move into self-employment required parting ways with the traditional 40-hour work week in exchange for 80-hours, just on their own terms.
80 might actually be undershooting it for year one, but you get the point.
As long as you’re at peace with the idea of more hours spent thinking about nothing but work, this is for you.
If you’re cool with more time spent navigating the logistics of being both the administrative employee AND the most important technician in your operation, this is for you.
I’m not saying “don’t do this.”
I’m saying “don’t do this simply because you hate someone else telling you what time to show up.”
As my longtime business partner Eric is fond of saying, self-employment is great, until you realize your boss is an asshole.
PS: Here are four ways to get more BFU in your life: