Are you prepared to settle for less freedom in your life?

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At a street-side cafe in a coastal village a small business owner was telling me about the present tough economic conditions and how they were hitting his business. But what about your freedom? I asked him. “You’ve worked many years to reach the point where you are now,” I said. “You’ve got the freedom to decide how many hours to work a day, when to come in and when to leave work.”

He told me that he reminds himself that despite the economic difficulties he values his independence and freedom to run his business as he sees fit. He says that from time to time he has considered bringing in a business partner but this would possibly restrict his freedom. Continue reading “Are you prepared to settle for less freedom in your life?”