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Age and Fatigue

I’ve been paying close attention lately to my physical activity and diet and its relationship to fatigue. My conclusion is it is neither… it is age. Well, that’s not entirely true. Ever since I was diagnosed as being hypoglycemic (back in the early 1980s), I do notice that certain foods make me irritable and tired. But, I just can’t keep the pace that I used to.

Perhaps I just need to take a power-nap in the middle of each day. Back when I was riding my bike to work I used to take my lunches, ride to the park, and lay on the lawn and take a nap. Now that I’m riding my bike in the mornings, perhaps I need to go back to a similar routine.

Stress plays a big factor too. Being one’s own boss may sound glamour, and I know a lot of MML people use that to entice people to join their throngs. Don’t fall for it. Being your own boss can be one of the most stressful things you will ever encounter. Stress causes fatigue, and if you want to feel tired all of the time, yeah, be your own boss.

You see, when you work for a big company, things will get done if you get sick, or take vacation. When you are your own boss, things don’t get done unless you do them.

Hire someone?

First, before you can hire someone, you have to be making enough money to afford payroll taxes, disability insurance, and other fees associated with hiring an employee. Then, you have to find someone you can trust with your livelihood, train them, and hope they do a good job.

Wow. Thanks for letting me talk this out. Age plays a factor, but stress… yup, that’s a big factor in the fatigue I’m experiencing.

The Truth About Self-Employment

Being self-employed is hard work.  Anyone who thinks it isn’t, is fooling themselves.  It’s hard, demanding, and requires a lot of attention to detail.

My day started off very early with my annual trip to the dentist.  Immediately after that, I was on the road to attend a networking meeting.  From there, I had no down time before I had to drive to Geneva for a professional photographers’ meeting.  By the time I got home from that, it was well in to the evening.  My wife had already had dinner, and the last I recall eating was when I grabbed a bagel after my dentist appointment.

That’s about what every day is like, 6 days a week.  (I do not do business on Sunday. )

What happens to the self-employed when they don’t work hard?

They join the ranks of the 80% that go out of business in the 1st year.