I remember the times when I wouldn’t even entertain the idea of having my own business.
It was a no way situation. Because my family and nation (pretty much worldwide concept) only prepared me to get a degree and work for an establishment. So wrong!
I only followed the idea, because I didn’t see many examples of people starting their own businesses especially without a degree. Or the opposite idea being talked ( such as be creative, produce and don’t be dependent on others, being independent is better).
Until I saw people actually exchanging skills or producing in their own businesses.
No one pulled me aside and gave me a lecture on the subject I am talking about today. I observed and put 1 and 1 together, I compared. On one side action-production is welcome- on the other side, the action pre-requires years of empty studies and degrees, diplomas ( = approval) where LIFE (individuals) waits for the day it can be in a field and doing what it likes.
It was “wow” period for me. I had thoughts like, wow, so I could have a business (even though I am not rich? OR I am not obsessed with money?), I could be a piano player (even though I haven’t studied in a conservatory?), I could paint professionally (without going through art school? ), I could write books (even though I ain’t got a degree in English Language and Literature?). I COULD do all these?
How liberating! Once you realize that you DON’T HAVE to obtain degrees and diplomas to participate in life’s production areas, the experience is like being at a desert table going…hmm which desert do I choose? : )
Which one do you choose?