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Why Are You Allowing Them To Control Your Schedule?

why are you allowing them to control your work schedule?

Read the title to this blog post again.

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It’s kind of crazy when you think about it.

Seriously…Who in their right mind would ever allow someone else to control their schedule?



Sorry about that.

You must be an employee.

On Being An Employee

Being an employee means that someone else controls your schedule. If there’s a regional meeting in Omaha, and you live in Portland, Oregon, guess what? You’re traveling to Omaha. Your high- schooler will just have to deal with her Dad (or Mom) not being there for her championship basketball tournament. You don’t have any control over the situation. That’s because employees are generally under their employer’s beckon call.”

When I asked Steve if I could contribute an article or two on franchising to his website, he enthusiastically said yes-so I did. The paragraph above is from one of the franchising articles I wrote for him.

self-employed website steve strauss

Steve,” is Steve Strauss, a well-known small business expert, and he’s good people.

He’s also the best-selling author of the Small Business Bible (along with 16 other books), and is USA TODAY’s small business columnist.

Steve and I had shared some emails and conversed on Twitter before we actually met in-person at an event in Washington D.C.  (It’s great getting to know someone online before meeting in person.) Anyway…

If you’re thinking about becoming self-employed in some fashion, you need to follow Steve on the social networks.

And speaking of time…

image of clocks and time

On Time

Time is a weird thing.

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As an example, I can clearly remember sitting in the last class of the day (from about 6th grade on) watching the sterile clock on the wall not move.

It seemed like it was permanently stuck on 2:20 pm. In other words, 3:00 pm couldn’t come soon enough.

Conversely, if I look at a clock now*- and then again a few minutes later, waaaaay more than a few minutes has passed.

*At my age.

Can you relate?

Why Are You Allowing Them To Control Your Schedule?

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

– Carl Sandburg

I’m asking you this question for one reason-and one reason only.

To get you thinking.

About control.

Or in this case, lack of it when you work for someone else.


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I'm The Franchise King®, Joel Libava. I help prospective franchise owners avoid bank account emptying mistakes.
For 23 years, I’ve been showing people how to make smart, informed decisions on franchises to buy, and I can help you, too!
P.S. I'm not a franchise consultant/broker.

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Joel, thank you for taking the time to speak with me yesterday. It was refreshing to finally speak with someone in franchising who dishes out straightforward, candid advice. You provided me with some insightful ideas that I'm giving a good deal of thought and consideration to. I look forward to speaking with you on our next consultation call."
- John Timmins, Columbia, South Carolina
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