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By Fawn Germer
Contributing Writer 

Self-Employment is a Privilege That Must be Earned


Last updated 8/7/2019 at 3:03pm

Author and motivational speaker Fawn Germer

The last person on planet earth who was disciplined enough to be self-employed was, well, me. I can be easily distracted and a little undisciplined. But I learned something when I left my career as a reporter and editor two decades ago: Self-employment is a privilege that must be earned.

You don't have to be the most focused Type A person to be successful. You just have to make the commitment and hold yourself accountable. Every day, you earn the right to be your own boss. The rewards can be huge, but is on you whether you achieve them.

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