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Here I am, sharing my story on “how to be your own boss ”. Everything really started in high school when I first realised I hated being bossed around. I loved playing by my very own rules. I’ve always been allowed to think for myself and to set my very own boundaries. With my head on my shoulders, I knew how to tell apart what is wrong and right from a young age. I believed I knew better what’s right for me, however I always loved to learn from other people’s experiences and to gain knowledge.

Being able to discuss and to understand everything that was happening around me was one of my number one priorities. You know what they say – “ Knowledge is power “.

Anyways, let’s continue with this story because I hope it will inspire some of you too.

Uni Andrada ?!

If you don’t build your own dreams someone will hire you to build theirs.

Tony Gaskins

Years passed and I went to uni. I absolutely loved being independent. Even if the first year was pretty hard considering I moved from my own country to the UK, I tried to stay optimistic. I realised I wanted to do something big with my life. Here comes the learning part. I’ve been studying so much in high school and I was very disciplined. I remember just before my Baccalaureate exam that everyone would go out and have fun, but there I was: at home with my books. I felt like an absolute joke whilst others were living their lives. But let me tell you know: that taught me discipline and respect for myself (and for my future).

In uni, I really took every opportunity that was given to me. Many doors opened and I met lots of amazing people. I like to believe that I learned so much from their experiences. Considering I was very sociable, I always loved to interact and to learn more.

I had a few jobs during uni and I literally worked just to gain real world experience in marketing. I wanted to achieve something great and to do my very best. After all, working hard & smart is so important in order to be your own boss.

After uni?

Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.

Tim Ferriss

Here comes the more challenging part. I knew that when uni was about to finish that my life will become a little bit harder. I had a job and I was literally so focused on it. I was friends with mostly all of my colleagues and I was giving everything to THE job. You know, I believe that when you engage in something, it’s so important to do your best. I am a hard working person and I never waited for things to come to me by themselves.

Even if my office was a bit far from my flat (about 1h commute), I enjoyed going to work and living my young adult life. It was so new and pleasing for me – getting of at Holborn on a busy Monday morning had its charm.

However, even if I absolutely loved what I did and I made great memories working in agencies and corporations, I realised I just wanted more.

A little bit more

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wanted to make my own rules, set my own limits and to go bigger. After all, I’ve always been a dreamer. That’s when I realised the whole “ be your own boss “ concept. I wanted to work from anywhere. I wanted to travel the world and to make work much more enjoyable. It just seemed IMPOSSIBLE at that time. I was working pay check to pay check, how can I go out?

Therefore, I started focusing on my personal career. And trust me, it was the right thing to do.

Yes, it was exhausting at first. Yes, you also have lots of challenges on the way. Yes, you never really know if you are going to succeed or not. However, perseverance is the most important trait you’ll need.

Just do it

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

Well, this is the most important point I wanted to discuss with you today. Even if everyone tells you it’s hard and that you won’t succeed, just do it. If you needed a little motivation, you are in the right place.

Trust me, if you surround yourself with people who believe in you and if YOU believe in yourself you are invincible. Quit your job at the right time (and when you have a bit of proof that your idea will work) and be your own boss. Put in action that idea of yours and just go for it.

Being able to decide for yourself and to create the lifestyle you’ve always wanted in your work place is amazing. You only have one life and you’ll need to work some good parts of it. Why not make it amazing?

I’ve heard lots of times that I’m a “workaholic”. No, I’m not. I’m just passionate. I love what I do and I trust myself that I can even go bigger than this.

Believing in your own forces and being confident are the things you’ll need to do!

I wrote this article in order to let you guys know that it’s possible if you really go for it. You know, life can really be scary at times. However, you at least need to try to sculpt life just the way you want it to. This is me now, working from all around the world, owning my own marketing agency!

How to be your own boss? How to create a life you love? The road is paved with loooots of challenges. However, you can find ALL my secrets and pieces of advice in my book below that is currently on sale:

I really hope you enjoyed reading my story and getting to know me better. I hope you found a oasis of peace and also inspiration whilst doing so.

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO

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