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A riddle - who am I?

Here is a riddle that I wonder if you
can solve:
• I don't know where my next month's salary will come from, while other people always
get the same amount of money on the same date every month.
• I work on Friday and Saturday nights when others chill out on the couch and
eat snacks.
• I take risks and I'm often unsure about things while others ”know exactly what
they have” and they want to keep it that way.
• I will take full responsibility myself while others leave all big decisions
to the Boss.
• I struggle every day and I don't really know what will bring me results while
others do what they have always done.
• I get bumps and bruises and learn new things slowly (but surely) while others
can just “exist in their comfort zone”.

But ... after a while ...
• I have grown as a person and know I can handle myself.
• I have matured and developed while people in my surroundings are still afraid
and stuck in the same place as before.
• I'm financially free and can make more choices, while others are still just ”knowing
what they have”.
• I take three weeks off to relax at a cozy little hotel in Mexico and don't
care what it costs.
• I have learned how to efficiently make use of time while others doze away
large parts of their lives.
• I'm free, while others are bound to always chase after other people's goals.
• I have a large network of equally hungry and positive people as myself.
• I'm finally using my time to do something valuable and exciting and I have
acquired new meaning in my life.
• I've learned that the security that others live in really is deceitful and
terribly boring.
• I have started to like people who do things and not just whine about their

So, who am I? The answer to the riddle is ...

I'm the typical self employed business owner!


About the author

Stefan Ekberg has worked in marketing for small business for 20 years and has written around 30 books on how small business owners can market themselves with limited resources. . In 2012 Stefan was nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year in Stockholm.

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