Full-time entrepreneurship seems to be the way to go these days, and from the outside looking in, it might appear oh-so glamorous. But the truth of the matter is this: “All that glitters is not gold!” Sure, owning your own business and being your own boss is an absolutely amazing feat, however, do know that it requires hard work…and lots of it.

Ever sit at your full-time job and think about what it would be like to make your own schedule, not have to ask for time off and call all the shots? I have too.

But, can I let you in on a little secret? It’s not that simple.

See, being your own boss means that you, more often than not, work extended hours, contrary to popular belief. You are the CEO, human resources manager, healthcare administrator, customer service representative, researcher, marketing department, housekeeper, bookkeeper…all of that. And until you are in a position to hire additional staff to share the workload, the go-to person is YOU.

All in all, don’t let these things deter you, they’re all a part of running any business. Having the freedom to live in your purpose is a wonderful thing and totally priceless.

I am currently sitting at a full-time job, but used the holiday mini-break as an entrepreneurial trial because I had already taken some time off and needed to get things tweaked for my businesses prior to the New Year. I totally had the false impression that being my own boss meant that I would be waking up at 10 a.m. in my pajamas, making myself a full breakfast, pancakes and all, followed by a long lunch and clocking out by 5 p.m. Nope.

That’s not how this works….that’s not how any of this works.

Read the full article at Blavity.com.