If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, I have great news for you – you are!
Um, Greg, you don’t know me, or my job. I am not even close to being my own boss. I don’t run my own company. I’m stuck at a job where I have to do exactly what my boss tells me. I have no control over anything at work. I feel like a cog in a machine. I have to do what I’m told or I won’t be able to pay my bills.
I’m feeling you. That can be truly depressing and soul sucking. I get that you can feel like you have to go to work and you have to do what you’re told, But, when you really think about it, it’s always a choice.
I’m sticking with my great news.
You are your own boss, because you get to:
- Decide if you’re going to go to work
- Decide if you’re going to do the work
- Decide what quality of work you will do
- Decide if your work will become art
- Decide how invested in the work you will become
- Decide what your standards for you work are
- Decide how to increase your value
- Decide to grow
- Decide to be happy
- Decide where you go next
The person the company organizational chart says is your boss can make suggestions to you, but no one can make you do anything if you don’t let them.
You get to decide your life. If it feels like someone else is deciding it, you are the one who gave him that power.
Set your standards so that all your work is art, regardless of where you work or what type of work you do right now.
Decide what you want and who you want to become.
Make your boss happy. Your boss is you.
Keep choosing to create art and your boss might find a way to get you a new job and a lot more income faster than you ever thought possible.