It was one of those days. You know those days where everything seems to be going wrong before the coffee maker is finished percolating. It didn’t get any better after that first cup either.
Later that afternoon, I arrived at a meeting looking completely put together on the outside but still totally frazzled in reality. While I and another person waited for the rest of the group to arrive, we made small talk. I asked her how she got started down her career path when she made the comment, “My dream is to do what you do.”
Owning a company is hard and it’s not for everyone. For me though, it’s still a zillion times better than working for someone else. Even the days where nothing seems to go right are still far fewer than the days where I feel really lucky to be able to get to do work that I love in a way that I want to do it.
If you wake up every day hating your job, find a way to change it. This is not always an easy endeavor, but it is a necessary one. There are a lot of people out there dreaming of having your job.
Originally published September 2011