A Solopreneur for Good
Yesterday I picked up the July edition of Minnesota Women’s Press, and it was fun to see my mini-essay published in the “Your Thoughts” section. Here it is:
Choosing the Life of a Solopreneur
When I left my job, I never could have guessed that being a solopreneur was my professional dream.
I had worked in organizations big and small – from a Fortune 100 company to small creative shops – and I thought I needed structure to stay focused and productive. Plus, running my own business seemed scary.
Oh, how wrong I was.
As a solopreneur I’ve discovered new talents, expanded my skill-set and embraced the ultimate benefit of working on my own: Choice.
I choose my clients. They are smart, dedicated nonprofit leaders. And I share their passion for their missions.
I choose my schedule. I research, plan and write when I am sharpest, whether that’s before sun-up or on Saturday – when others are frantically running errands on their prescribed day off.
I choose my priorities. Sometimes caregiving for my elderly mother. Sometimes enjoying a week-day matinee.
Go solo. You’ll have no regrets.
Thanks to all my nonprofit and foundation clients who make my life interesting and fulfilling. And thanks to Minnesota Women’s Press (plus all the ethnic media in our region) for sharing new voices and perspectives in this, and every, issue. Check it out online.