Being your own boss may sound like a dream, but the reality is it's not always the fun adventure you expect it to be. Some people try out a business idea part time before jumping in, but another approach is to take a week off and try it out full time.
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That's the advice from John Sonmez over at Simple Programmer. He notes the difference between a job (the kind you get paid just for showing up) and "work" (the kind you won't stop doing if you're working on your own). Most people, he says, probably work less than four real hours in an eight-hour day:
Think about the difference between jogging down the street and running for your life because a man-eating lion is chasing you. It isn't like you are being lazy when you are jogging down the street, it is just that you aren't in any real rush.
When you work for yourself, you'll probably end up busting your butt more than ever. For many, starting your own business can be a great thing — as long as you're prepared and know what you're getting into.
So, You Want To Quit Your Job? (Fantasy Versus Reality) [Simple Programmer]