To clarify a bit ...
There are people, especially in the PD world, who believe their time is more valuable than whatever their employer pays to do his/her work. In other words, an hour invested into profiting from your purpose > (is greater than) $7.25 or $72.50 for helping increase someone else's profits. Steve touches on this briefly here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/200...ver-get-a-job/
While I mostly agree with this, I'm slightly concerned that my business's growth may be slowed down by a lack of consistent investment resources. For example, if my product sells well, vendors may request much more inventory from me before I even get paid by my distributor. That can be a nightmare scenario, as I won't be able to afford to have more product manufactured until I get paid. By that time, the market will be over it. It'll be too late.
But then again, that may never happen. The business might grow just at the right pace. Or maybe even too slowly. It's hard enough for me to get into the habit of being a professional at home. If I picked up a part-time job, I might get too distracted to do all the other work. And it's a LOT of work. I'd also be lucky to find a job that pays even $12/hr. Realistically, I might have to settle for minimum wage ($7.25 USD). Is that kind of money worth it?
Or should I tough it out while I still have the opportunity?