I’m willing to bet that the decision to become self-employed is never easy for anyone. If it was a breeze for you, nice going and where the hell did you come from? I’d like to share some of my own experiences in starting a business with my husband with the hopes that it pushes some of you further towards that next step. After all, besides occasionally waking up at 4:30 in the morning because my heart is beating too fast from accounting nightmares where I’m trying to cash checks but they fly away in the wind or my arms just fall off, I’ve never, ever, ever been happier or more successful in my entire life. I want everyone to feel that because it’s AWESOME. True, success is really one of those painfully subjective words, but take a quick poll of your friends and see what they believe to be success. You’ll probably hear the words happiness and freedom a lot. Oh, maybe money too. Yeah, definetly money. But that’s a work in progress.

Here are some signs (after the jump) that indicate you should GO FOR IT. That is, if you have a real, concrete idea and not just a “wish,” like, I wish I was a dolphin:

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