Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day to our American readers! We already celebrated Canada Day this week, so we’re on a roll with a theme of independence. And, when you’re a consultant, independence is pretty darn important.

When you work for yourself, you have both the risks and rewards of being independent. When you break free from your employer (or parent country), you lose many of the systems, perks and efficiencies associated with a larger, established entity. You have to come up with your own way of building security. At the same time, you know that you’re following your heart, meeting your own needs and flourishing in a way that wasn’t before possible. And you can capture a larger share of revenues, since you don’t have to pass anything along to the employer.

All that power without a revolution, a tea party or a war! I’m still glad I jumped into the world of self-employment. How about you?

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