When You Want to Be Your Own Boss
August 6, 2012 marks the date when Peter Kim and Todd Defren announced their freedom.
Peter went first.
I’m a free agent goo.gl/fb/17Xh6
— Peter Kim (@peterkim) August 6, 2012
He explained he wanted to leave the corporate world as an employee and gain productivity as a freelancer.
“Companies are organizing for social business,” he writes, “[They are] focusing on operationalizing programs for tens and hundreds of thousands of employees.” He needed to figure out the next phase to determine where he should be.
Todd went next.
BIG NEWS: SHIFT Communications Acquired By … bit.ly/NeOqtS. Please RT!
— Todd Defren (@TDefren) August 6, 2012
Continuing to his blog post, Todd wrote about his company, Shift Communications, leaving corporate ownership for employee ownership.
We came very close to “making a deal” – worth millions of dollars to us both – on at least a couple of occasions. Each time we got close to selling SHIFT, however, some small voice inside of us said, “What about the folks who got us here? What’s in it for them?” Each time, we respectfully backed away from the negotiations.
I watch these developments and I hark back to my words last year about the benefits and failures when you work for yourself.
If Peter and Todd feel relief in their freedom so much so that they announce their changes to the world, it is obvious that you and I should feel equally joyous to be free.
Are you free yet?
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