I read this post about two weeks ago and I was rather captivated by the way B actually ranked the various roles that he considered. Be it an employee, entrepreneur, or achieving early retirement.

I was especially enamoured by the table matrix that he came up with. Even though I must have probably done the same weighing and comparing at least subconsciously, I guess nothing beats putting everything down in words and even numbers.

So if we account for money, risk, fulfilment and autonomy, and take a more holistic view towards each role, let’s see if my choice of a self-employed is the best role for me right now.


  • Money: I cannot deny that I do miss the monthly paycheck. Not only that, there’s also the year-end bonuses, performance bonuses and staff benefits that are tied to employment. If I were still in my first company, my remuneration would …