I was asked that question at a forum. Well, not me personally, but all the members of the forum. Got me thinking why I got started. I could sum it all up with just one word… frustration!
There were lots of other reasons but frustration probably sums it up well.
I was frustrated with growing up in a poor family and my parents not being able to afford things I wanted to do as a child. I wanted to make sure I could give to my children things that were necessary or because I wanted to.
I was frustrated in the corporate world and the role I really coveted was being held by someone who had been there 20 years and looked like staying for another 20.
I was frustrated with trying to organise care for my kids when they were sick or on school holidays.
I was just frustrated fullstop so I decided to do something about it and start my own business. It was something I’d tried to do earlier in life but didn’t really know what type of business and I did many party plan type businesses. But this time I equipped myself with a computer and printer and 20 years of admin experience and gave it a go… before the Internet started.
I’m still here and I must say it’s the longest I’ve stayed in a ‘job’. Guess I must have found the right boss! What about you?