10 Reasons to Own a Business

Own your business

This is me working from a hotel room in Atlanta while traveling with my hubby!

That’s it.  I QUIT!  No, wait, not my awesome Pure Romance job… the job I was doing before.  You know, the 40-50 hour/week office type job.  I was tired of working overtime and sacrificing life outside of the job just to make money for someone else.  I was ready to work for ME.   You hear it all of the time, but the benefits of owning your own business are real.  I wanted to experience life and to be a success because I chose to be, not because someone else thought I was worthy.  I took the plunge to work for myself with Pure Romance.  Maybe you should too…  Here are my top ten reasons why starting your own business is worth it.

#1  I am in control of my own destiny.

You could say that I am a type “A” personality.  A lot of people who start a business are.  I was tired of having my level of success being directed by someone else.  I was frustrated working in an environment where the culture and future of the company was not in my control.  People rely on their incomes for stability, and that stability makes a difference in their happiness at home. By making my own decisions about how best to operate day-to-day, I choose the office culture and direct the future of my business.  Nobody else gets to decide how my career and income will advance.

#2 You can find your own Work/Life balance.

One of the perks of owning your own home-based business is the flexibility that comes with it, whether that be working from wherever you want, working in your pjs, etc.  I love the summer days here in Lexington, Kentucky and enjoy sitting with my laptop and phone on the back porch, sipping some tea and watching my dog run around the yard.  I make my own schedule, allowing me the time to enjoy some of the most important things in life!

#3 You get to choose who you work with.

Owning a business isn’t the easiest thing in the world.  I’m not claiming that.  I like surrounding myself with positive people who give me the confidence and optimism needed to keep moving forward. You have to weed out the people that put out negative vibes.  I’m always looking for women who are self-starters with a hunger for success.  If you are driven and want to be your own boss, we need to talk!

#4 You reap the benefits of risks and effort.

With most businesses, there will be risks and rewards.  And as you know, the bigger the risk the bigger the reward… or potential for negative consequences.  The beauty of the being your own boss is that you are the one that gets to choose the amount and type of wager.  With what I do with Pure Romance, the risk is actually VERY minimal.  The startup cost can be recouped within a very short amount of time.  I’m talking 1 to 3 parties, that’s it!   As long as I put in the effort and hustle, the money comes in.  How much effort/reward I get is totally up to me.  PLUS, I have a ton of fun doing this job which is a HUGE reward in itself.

#5 You get to challenge yourself.

Are you tired of the same old routine?  I rarely experience the same type of day twice.   Between a constant rotation of new clients, and new experiences with existing ones, my job never gets old. Every day I learn something new.  Whether it’s about a product, or my customers, or about running my business more efficiently, the challenge of continuously working to make myself better never ends.  And once you’ve met some of the most successful women associated with Pure Romance, you realize quickly that even the sky is not the limit!

#6 You get to follow your passion.

Yup, I LOVE what I do.  It’s simple.  We educate, we empower, and we entertain women.  The products I offer are fun and exciting, and I get to interact with great new girls every week.

#7 You learn to get things done FAST.

When I quit my regular job to run my own Pure Romance business, one of the main reasons I did so was to have more TIME.  Time to spend with my family.  Time to enjoy my hobbies.  Time to do all of the things that make me happy.  The more efficient I can be with my business, the more money I make because the business is streamlined.  And all of that efficiency equates to more free time!

#8 You get to connect with your clients.

There are few things that get entrepreneurs as excited as when they get to interact with their customers. Rather than hiding behind a large corporate structure, small business owners thrive on dealing one-on-one with their best clients.  And let’s face it, my customers are always happy to see me!  When I show up, the Girls’ Night begins!  Who doesn’t want that in their life?

#9 You get to give back to your community.

Many businesses give back to the communities that support them.  This can be in the form of donations, events, etc… But for me and my business, it’s EDUCATION and HEALTH SUPPORT for women.  Pure Romance works closely with The Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health. Together we seek to support research and education initiatives that involve women’s sexual health and well-being. Being able to educate women about their own bodies presents the opportunity for empowerment and guides them down the path of more confident and fulfilling intimate relationships.

 

#10 You feel pride in building something on your own.

This business is yours.  Nobody handed it to you.  Sure, there is help along the way but the success of it is up to you.  You are the boss.  You are the most valuable asset and the driving force behind the business.  But the best feeling?  When you get those comment cards with nice remarks about how good you are at what you do.  Or even better, when a client tells all of their friends about you and brags about your success.  THAT is a great feeling!

 

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