This week (first week of July 2013) I’m taking the entire week off from my handyman services to celebrate Independence day and I couldn’t be more thankful for having that opportunity.
This excitement about my ability to control my schedule and take off time at my will has got my brain turning with all of the benefits that come along with owning a small business, more specifically, a handyman business.
You see, two years ago in May of 2011 I was still working at an office job that I, for lack of a better word, hated. Sorry to be negative, but it’s true. I had been working at this desk job for the previous 3.5 years and every day it seemed like a little bit more of my soul was draining away.
I’d sit there at my desk, across the room from my boss, feeling like I had been imprisoned from 8am to 6pm every. single. day. I was 28, unhappy, unhealthy, and clawing desperately to gain the courage to turn things around and improve my life.
Finally, I mustered up the courage to say “screw a good paycheck and full benefits, I’m unhappy and something needs to change.”
So on Monday, May 3rd of 2011 I put in my notice and two weeks later I was free! On that day I decided I would never live a life suppressed by “the man.”
Fast forward 1.5 months and I went camping with my buds and celebrating 4th of July. Despite having no idea what I was going to do with my life or how I was going to pay the bills, It was the first time in a long time that I was truly happy and excited about life. What an amazing feeling.
2 Short Years Later…
I’ve come a long way since then, figured some stuff out, and have started and grown my handyman business into something I’m very proud and happy to operate.
This week, I’m about to take that same trip to a Lake in the Mountains of Idaho to camp and boat with 9 of my good friends, just as I’ve done for the past 2 years since I quit my old job.
I am truly happy in the moment and am full of life and excitement about the future. Quitting my job and starting my handyman business was one of the best decisions of my life.
This trip is really special to me because it not only represents America’s freedom and independence, but my personal freedom and independence.
In this podcast, I discuss the many benefits of owning a handyman business as well as some of the disadvantages.
This podcast is meant to help you decide if the handyman business is right for you. And if you’ve already started yours, it is sure to make you happy you did!
Here are some of the key points:
- The many financial benefits of starting a handyman business.
- The many Lifestyle benefits of starting a handyman business.
- The financial and lifestyle drawbacks of the handyman business.
- The must have personal characteristics of a good handyman business owner.
I hope you enjoy the podcast, get inspired, and have an amazing 4th of July!
Happy Birthday America BONUS!
In celebration of American’s Birthday, I’d like to offer a FREE 2012 Yearly Report to anybody that leaves a review on Itunes AND leaves a comment below. Thanks in advance for those of you that do and here’s to your freedom and independence!