People consider self-employment for a variety of very valid reasons. But before they take that incredible leap, it’s critical that they consider the advantages and disadvantages of being self employed carefully.
I looked at this issue back in 2011 when I was concerned about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, plans for drilling in the Beaufort Sea and building pipelines in NWT. And here I am seven years later so worried about our impact on the oceans. Today I will revisit home office choices for a healthy planet with a focus on my environmental footprint.
Our life and work style simply must change if we are to save this planet. Our oceans and soils are full of plastics that we will ingest by eating fish and vegetables. Probable oil spills from pipelines will damage our rivers and ocean shorelines.
On the one hand, we must have oil to maintain our current North American way of life and on the other, we dare not risk more potential for disaster. This quandary has caused me to reflect on what I can do personally to minimize my environmental footprint. As I look around my home office, what steps can I take?
We are coming up to the end of summer and solopreneurs need to be reminded of the value of vacations and breaks. They need time to relax and reflect on those important questions: What do I love about my business? What do I not love about my business? What is unique about it? Is it time to make some changes?
Definition of a Workaholic
Surviving change has become an important consideration for solopreneurs. We are bombarded with news items speaking about changes being brought on by climate change, technological inventions, social networking shifts, cyber warfare, political shifts and disasters to mention just a few. All of these changes impact our markets in some way. How does a solopreneur ensure survival? Well, they need to develop their agility and resiliency skills if they are to survive the impact and pace of these disruptive changes.