From WSJ writer Sue Shellenbarger’s Work & Family column (sub):
In the broadest, most-comprehensive survey yet of how occupation affects happiness, business owners outrank 10 other occupational groups in overall well-being, based on the landmark survey of 100,826 working adults.
The piece goes on to describe why, even during a stress-filled recession, business owners are generally happier than other working adults.
The findings, psychologists say, reflect the importance of being free to choose the work you do and how you do it, the way you manage your time, and the way you respond to adversity. Regardless of occupational field, the survey suggests that seeking out enjoyable work and finding a way to do it on your own terms, with some control over both the process and the outcome, is likely for most people to fuel satisfaction and contentment.
Does this sound like what you are seeing from entrepreneurs around you?
Check out the press release for more data and information from the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index.