Working for Yourself

Dennis Jaffe

It is so easy to fall into the trap of working for your family’s business. It is always there, available, and easy to start. And like a drug, it can lull you into danger and self-delusion. After a while, you can begin to feel empty, unexpressed and less than alive; yet, because of the perks, and your own fear of life outside, you can begin to feel trapped.

It is not bad or wrong to choose to work for your family. It is dangerous. It is best to be aware of yourself while you work for your family. Here are several of the ways you can respect and develop yourself while working for your family. More…