Imagine getting up in the morning and having the ability to do whatever you want. You choose what you are going to do that day for work…whatever you want. For most people it is a very difficult day to imagine. Why,? I think that because we are programmed from an early age that work is to be this place where we put in time so that we can afford to buy a home and send our kids to college, we never really stop in our lives to consider, “What do I really want to do.” As adults, no one ever asks, what we would like to do for work. Working at a job we do not like becomes a given part of growing up. So we create hobbies along the way that help take us away from the jobs that we do throughout the week. We become weekend rock collectors or mountain climbers, jazz musicians or art collectors, soccer coaches or garage sale shoppers. But imagine for a moment that you were able to create an environment that allowed you to flip-flop everything in your life. You turn the week into a time for you to learn more about what really excites you. Your income no longer comes from grinding an ax at your old job with your old boss, but from the time that you put into the hobbies that you enjoy. Imagine all of a sudden, folks you do not even know calling you on the phone pleading with you to do what you enjoy and promising to pay you enough so that you might buy that home and put your kids through college. Well, that is what having a business of your own is all about. It is the pioneering of a new lifestyle for yourself. One that you control. For example, how much more comfortable are you when there are two people in a car…when you are driving or when the other person is driving? Most often it is when you are driving; why? Because you are in control of the amount of risk you take. You can go fast or slow depending on how you feel. You might choose to take the scenic route rather than the freeway, maybe travel at night and enjoy the sunshine during the day. Running a business is about being in control of what you do, who you are, and what you would like to become.