I don't know about any of you, but I trust myself far more than I could ever trust any corporation with my livelihood. I'm assuming at least some of you have been royally screwed over by corporations who only care about the bottom line.
Recently, my father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He had worked for Publix (grocery chain) for around 20 years, most of it being a top producing bakery manager. Over this period he took only a few days of sick pay and ended up saving 24 weeks of additional sick pay. Now when he needs it the most, the company only let him use 12 weeks of it before forcing him to resign, completely robbing him of the other 12 weeks, which is a decent chunk of money. Also, it's important to note this is the exact opposite of how the corporation markets them-self, always quoting and telling stories of the company's founder, who never stood for such betrayal. He was honestly the most stand up guy and an inspiration.
Sorry for blabbing on and on but I wanted to get my point across. That relying on others, especially greedy corporations, has a high chance of burning you in the end. This is my new found inspiration for building my business and relying only on myself, with my future.
Do any of you share the same belief? If not, what is the key principal for you managing your own business?