September 22, 2015 Issue


9 Responses to “September 22, 2015 Issue”

  1. Cristin Faircloth Says:

    AMEN Glenn. I’ve been in business for myself 10 years so far. When someone asked how many hours I put in a week, I can only answer “I never really stop working”. I carry every single project, client, and problem home with me. I rarely get weekends or holidays off. There are times when I take the income I pay myself and divide it by the number of hours I work that minimum wage would be a raise. I take 100% of the blame for any project issues that come up, and I rarely get accolades for a project well done.

    I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

  2. Terri Lundberg Says:

    Thanks Glen for your truth, insight and highly entertaining newsletters. Today’s was especially entertaining to hear the words of a well-employed and unappreciative employee. I too am a small business owner (since 1990) and EVERYTHING you said about being your own boss is true! I really appreciate knowing there are other people like you in the ‘trenches’ of small business ownership and best of all, aren’t too afraid to speak truth. Much appreciated. TML

  3. Desmond Says:

    9-22-15 issue… I agree totally with what you said. My wife wanted to stay home with our first son and wanted to work from home but her then boss said he wouldn’t agree to splitting commission 50/50. so she quit and started her own business in the same field with my credit card and my belief in the fact she could do it…now 19 years later she is still doing the job and is a leader in her field working from home. She recently got a very distinguished award from a company she sells and her business has grown from being in the red for the first 3 yrs to being over 1 million in sales this year which is almost double what is was last year and it keeps going. So yes it takes a cowboy but also a pursuit and drive to make sure things get done when everything falls on you and only you. you can’t quit the first 3 years…its a marathon not instant gratification. You have to see the big picture on the wall and not the wallet size photo.

  4. Ayesha Shafiq Says:

    I agree with you Glen the joys and pains of running your own business are many. Employees look forward to their paychecks while employers make sure they are able to provide for them each time and lose their sleep often over it. Yes, employers do not work from 8 to 5 they work 24/7 even sometimes in their sleep( when an idea solves a problem while you have been sleeping on it for the past several days and you wake up to jot it down before you forget it!!!)However I do love what I do !It makes me grow personally as I overcome several challenges many times in a day for the betterment of my staff,my company and myself both spiritually and mentally.

  5. Michael Thomas Says:


    I to am a small business owner…

    I do not have very many evenings or mornings that I am not thinking about some business matter or affair.. I do not work 8 to 5

    I would not know what it is like to leave work on Friday at 5:00 and not think about the business until Monday at 8:00 am

    I am an employee just like my employees, we give 10 days vacation, 7 holiday and 5 sick days.. per year.

    I have accumulated 50 sick days, which is the max, they than roll over into random leave days we can use as vacation days.

    I have accumulated 79 random leave days, and this being mid September, I have taken 3 holidays and two days off for the death of my father this year.

    A lot of employees will take one or two days before and or after a holiday to get 4 or more days off, but as an owner, someone needs to be manning the ship, so I do not get to take extra days at holidays and leave that for the employees..

    There is also those days at the end of the year, between Christmas and New Years that the employees will save some vacation or random leave days and take off to have a nice long holiday vacation… Yep owner, end of year, no long holiday here, if nothing else it means extra long hours..

    Don’t get me wrong, I love my job and my business, and do not plan on retiring for several years, but it is not all the walk in the park that some people may think and for sure does not mean you will be able to take more time off from work, because you are the owner…

  6. Cathy Says:

    At least I can laugh at the comment that one would want to be self-employed to have more latitude. At times I think I work for my employees. But in the end, I am fortunate that I can say I truly love my job and my chosen career, as well as the decision many decades ago to start my own business. There are a lot of people who could not honestly make the statement that they love their job.

  7. Roger Says:

    This is a great article but if you work for someone else you should be committed to your employer. It should be like John Kennedy said:

  8. john knuth Says:

    Big Topic again, Glenn ! when i read the paragraph that stated ” IF you have to ask an opinion of whether or not to open your own business “AND you stated , well, your not the one to do so….If you have to ask…….I’d take that statement and bottle it, then send it to the SCORE program run by the govt. and just watch the accolades and #$$ roll in;……………..well, at least the accolades….THANKS for all !
    John Knuth Midwest Sound and Lighting – Omaha NE

  9. Dinah Chenevey Says:

    I loved this article. I am not in business for myself, but I applaud those who are. Here’s to YOUR success for many more years.

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