I wonder are they many like me who worked harder for their employers than themselves?
With no TV I was reflecting on this. I use to put in long hours and get to the office far earlier. This was simply because of external pressures of deadlines and wanting to be seen as a model employee for career progression.
Working for myself is just not the same. Looking at my time sheets I do not put in long hours and I certainly do not get to the office early. During my employee days I use to wake up at 5:30am and leave my flat for work at 6:45am. At that time of the morning London is buzzing with commuters. Now I wake up between 7am to 7:30am.
Why am I not the same any more? I think it is because I am no longer under the same external pressure any more. How shameful that I only worked hard when I was under the control of my previous employers.
If you are like me think of what we could achieve with the same work ethic as we had when we were under the control of our employers? I certainly let myself off the hook too easily. I doubt it if all the self employed are like me. I am sure they work harder for themselves.
Do you work harder for yourself?