I’ve done it all. I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur, a mompreneur and now a corporate career girl with a side hustle.
For the past 8 years I have spent as an entrepreneur, I have noticed that there is a very negative dialogue around “corporate” and “9-5”. They are the prison for the entrepreneurial spirit and to be happy you MUST be your own boss. The success of your business is directly related to whether or not your business can support you and the lifestyle you want. That is the message I heard loud and clear from all the big time business coaches and motivators. Put in the 90 hours of work a week to get to the ultimate freedom of being an entrepreneur. That was the only way to do it. The end. I would see people celebrating in Facebook groups as they finally earned enough from their side hustle to replace their full-time income and finally quit their jobs to become their own boss, full-time by working their side hustle on weekends and from 9-midnight every day. Yaaay! That’s great. I could never do that. As a single mom, I need the security and benefits of a full-time job. I agree that life is too short to spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in a space that makes you unhappy. But, I disagree that entrepreneurs can’t be great employees and find a happy home in the corporate world while balancing family and a side hustle. Let me explain.