Setting Your Own Schedule

One of the advantages of being an entrepreneur is that you basically set your own schedule for everything.  Most people work 9-5 or so and that’s that.  Now obviously as an entrepreneur you are probably going to be working more than 9-5, but the point is, its entirely up to you.  If you want to take some time off, or even a few hours off, you can do so.  You don’t have to get it approved by anyone, you don’t have to answer to anyone, you just go do whatever you want to do.  Need to go to the post office in the middle of the day?  No problem, just go!

Speaking of freedom throughout the day, one of the things I want to learn more about is financial trading.  To me, that seems like it would be the ultimate job (assuming you were profitable, of course).  The market is only open from 9 to 4 (Eastern time), and that seems like a pretty short workday to me.  Plus, nothing even says you would have to trade every day, so if you wanted to take a day off it would probably not be a problem.  And from what I understand, some people don’t even trade every day (maybe the particular market formation that day doesn’t look favorable?).  Seems like ultimate flexibility.  No bosses to answer to, not even any clients to answer to.  Of course, the main risk with something like that is that every day you face the possible risk of losing your money.  As a normal business owner you can still lose money, but it must be different for a trader.  They have to put their own capital at risk in order to make money.  Sounds scary.  I don’t know if I’d have the nerve to do that.  I spent some time recently reading the site of Financial Trading School so I’ve kind of got that stuff on the brain right now.

Speaking of money, today is April 1st and that means that tax time is just around the corner.  I’ve got most of my stuff ready, I just need to take it to my accountant.  I usually get all my stuff prepared ahead of time but then I kind of procrastinate actually bringing it in.  I don’t know why.  I’m naturally a procrastinator although that is something I’ve been working on recently, but that is a topic for another post in the future (no irony intended… get it… cuz I’m procrastinating writing a post about procrastinating… never mind).