Why It SUCKS to Own a Business

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From TopVincent.Com

We all know the benefits of owning a business and many of us dream of becoming our own bosses—meaning, at one point, we will have people working for us, looking up to us and that is when things begin to SUCK.

When I had a job some few years ago, I did not actually care much about the state of the damn business. I did the minimum I could and at the end of each month, I had my salary coming in.

I was one of the many people who did not care about the company and took a lot of piss but shockingly, I was rewarded each year with a little pay rise and most times I said, my boss must be really messed up in his head to be giving us bonuses when all we do is take the piss.

It use to only knock me that I had a job when it was time to go to work and during the hours that I was at work, I remained just an employee. The moment time was up, I closed the computer and walked out of the building—not caring about if the business burnt down or if the business was doing well financially.

The truth is; I did not really care beyond my working hours and so did most of my colleagues—after all, we did not own the business.

But things changed when I became self-employed and it even got worse when I started hiring other people to do certain things that I couldn’t do or did not have the time to do.

Now I cannot even sleep for 60 minutes without thinking about my business, the way forward, the state of things, the financial struggles—and increasingly, I worry about how I am going to pay all the people I’ve hired to do things for me at the end of each month.

It really sucks to own your own business—and this is because, you cannot take the damn piss anymore. This makes me miss those days when I was just an employee, the piss taker.


Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Adukus Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: [email protected]


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  1. Just last week you wrote an article going on about how great your dot.com life is … and today you’re saying it sucks. Stop contradicting yourself.

    1. Perhaps if you read the articles before you comment, you will understand things. The fact that living the Dot Com Lifestyle is amazing does not mean there are no down sides to it, like anything in life—and it is good to let people what the challenges are, just as the benefits are made known.