So yesterday I received this from a family member with a note saying “you should try out for this position.”
I get it! They think because I run my own business that I don’t really do anything. That I’m not busting my rear trying to make a go of it. That I’m not only running my business out of my home, but taking care of two dogs, a home, a husband, volunteering with local organizations, attending and blogging for major conferences, writing, holding HR Roundtables, and so on.
Why must they insist on continuing to send me these kinds of things as if I’m just “playing?”
I’m bringing home the bacon. I’m just not working for the man. I’m not a slacker. In fact, I think I put in more hours into my business than I would probably put in if I worked a nine-to-five-er because I can walk outta there and leave it there.
Do all of us who own our own businesses deal with this same thing? I’m curious.