We love this theme that we keep hearing from our guest bloggers: create a job for yourself.

How many hours do you spend looking for a job each week? What if you spent that time working for yourself? See how that kind of thinking insprired today’s guest blogger (a divorced mom) to take control of her family’s future:

Divorced Mom Creates Her Own Job

If you are currently looking for a job, why not think outside the box… or rather, within the box–you.

What do you love to do? What are you good at?

Chances are, if you follow your passion, success will follow you. Believe in yourself and what you can achieve. If you are creatively fueled, you are never going to be happy or successful punching numbers. Likewise, if you are scientifically minded, you won’t enjoy merchandising. And you might be able to create a position for yourself starting a company or consultancy doing what you do best for other people.

Last year, I found myself divorced with two young children.. and then the unthinkable happened. I was laid off from the corporate job I had ironically taken to provide post-divorce financial security for myself and my kids. Far away from family and loved ones in England, I snapped myself out of the inevitable anxiety and set about starting HS Consulting & Marketing with $150 to register the company and a website built by friend.

— Hannah Shapiro, HS Consulting & Marketing, Inc.


Starting your own business to create your own job is a real opportunity. And, as Hannah shared, it doesn’t have to be an expensive venture either.

Think about what you can do with your own business and start spending time on creating a job for yourself instead of hours searching for a job.

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