Career counseling if you're considering self-employment or are currently self-employed
I have a good deal of experience with self-employment, including my private practice as a career counselor and my earlier work as a freelance writer and trainer. Although everyone's situation is unique, I can share some of my experiences and challenges to help you sort out your ideas and concerns about self-employment and to address areas where you might be feeling stuck, whether you have your own business now or are considering it for the future. I will not try to steer you in this direction, however, as it is not for everyone; rather, I will help you explore the best option for you.
Are you considering going into business for yourself? If so, career counseling can be helpful to address some of these common concerns:
- "I've always wanted to have my own business, but it is really scary. Should I proceed?"
- "I know what I want to do, but I can't figure out what might be the right time to leave my current stable job situation and take the plunge."
- "I really, really want to be my own boss, but I have no idea what that might look like. I just know I'm tired of working for other people!"
Are you currently self-employed? In your case, career counseling can help with a variety of issues, including:
- Not knowing whether to continue a business that is "getting by" but not as successful as you would like it to be.
- Finding the work less fulfilling than you imagined it would be when you started your business.
- Feeling stressed and/or overworked.
- Dealing with the uncertainty of fluctuating income levels.
- Feeling that your partner or others close to you do not understand your situation because they have "regular" jobs.