I know most of you have been running your own businesses for a long time. Our business is fast approaching our two-year mark. We are doing well, but haven't chipped away at our start up debt as quickly as we would like to. I have gone from working 7 days a week, (managing a bar and bartending was my second job) to just working 5 days a week total (one of them being as a bartender.) The dependability of the paycheck and the chance to be part of a team at least once a week (owning your own business can become lonely after a while) are the reasons I hold onto that job. That way I have "spending money" for luxuries like going out to dinner, that I might otherwise feel guilty about, since business is unpredictable for freelancers and retailers. I feel like this "crutch" is mentally-limiting. I have also been in the service industry for 19 years now and I feel less and less happy in that industry as time goes by. For those of you who may have made similar transitions into having your own practice, how do you decide to make the leap? Have any of you decided to go back to your second job for the community and steady pay check? I know this is case by case, but just wondering......
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