I was gone from my house for almost 16 hours today.
I left my house right around 6am when my first Uber fare dinged on my phone. I got home just before 10pm after driving home from my last Uber drop off.
In total, I drove for about 10 and a half hours.
Where did the other 5 and a half hours go, you ask? Glad you did.
Possibly the best part of driving for Uber, or running any business that is flexible, is the power to run your own schedule.
At 9am, I met up with a few friends for a nice brunch at our favorite breakfast spot. I simply turned off the Uber application and met up with them.
An hour and a half later I turned back on my app, this time with a full stomach and a smile on my face from the thoroughly enjoyable meal I’d just shared with people who happened to have the day off.
In case this is your first time here, I’m a fan of baseball and I especially love going to the games. A day at the ballpark is hard to beat.
So, once again at about 1 pm I turned off my Uber app, parked the car, and watched a day baseball game with a good friend who is also an Uber driver. Our team even won.
Once again, I turned on the app and drove around Denver while the sun set and the night crowd started to come out.
I’m not at all saying you need to become an Uber driver (If you want to see if driving is for you, check out my promo codes here). What I am saying is the power and freedom of making your own schedule is simply unbeatable.
Even after 16 hours out and about I came home and am writing a blog post (yes this one) instead of sitting on the couch.
Working for yourself, and on your own schedule isn’t easy, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks any day.
The goal of this post isn’t to brag about how great my day was. The goal was to motivate you.
The goal was to motivate you.
I hope that days like this are in your future, and I hope you realize it takes work to get there and work once you’re there.
But the power of making your own schedule is unbeatable.