Friday, June 4, 2010

Entrepreneurship, Full time jobs, and Healthcare

I decided that I wanted to quite my fulltime job. I didn't decide not to tell everyone. As soon as I mentioned something to my friends and family the responses I got back were "Don't do it! Don't quit your day job! You need the healthcare."

But what is healthcare really?
My fulltime job happens to be in healthcare ... not really dealing with health, more like procurement for a healthcare company. And it ain't all its cracked up to be. In actuality what I've learned from my three years working for the company is that healthcare is nothing but a discount service, that costs a ton of money to maintain because the actual healthcare professionals have been allowed to run rampant with how their prices are set.

For example, McDonalds is required to hand out only sterile toys in their Kids Meals. The toys are usually plastic wrapped in a thick plastic bag, and cost about $0.45 to produce, package and distribute, the meal costs a little under $4. Hospitals practice the same preparation techniques, sterile plastic seringes/needles and tools are wrapped in a sterile thicker plastic, costing about $0.55 to make but when your hospital bill comes these items (including use and distribution) can cost up to $95, a little outrageous. Healthcare companies have basically worked out a system where they'll charge you $50 - $250 (approx.) a month and in turn pay the hospitals a negotiated rate for their services to you, so they'll pay $20 for the $95 needle.

Me being the person that I am, recognizing that some things just may be unnecessary, kinda like unions, once they get so big they are no longer effective. Healthcare has gotten so big it can't possibly be as effective as, say, living healthy.

Stay with me, I'm going somewhere with this.

I usually associate living healthy with living happy. And happiness is clutch. I am not happy with my job, but I am happy with the steps I've taken to allow my entrepreneurial skills thrive. Life changes are my healthcare.

My business, BethanyEast PR & Mgmt. Consulting is reaching new heights and gaining new publicity. I have introduced a summer Boot Camp series, Body Boot Camp, hosted on the beautiful Detroit RiverWalk.
Body Boot Camp Days/Times/Locations

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 6am – 7am at the Carousel

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 9am – 10am at the Carousel

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 6am – 7am at the Dequindre Cut

Saturday, June 19, 2010, 9am – 10am at the Dequindre Cut

Thursday, June 24, 2010, 6am – 7am at the Carousel

Saturday, June 26, 2010, 9am – 10am at the Dequindre Cut

Sessions are $12 each, or you can purchase a combo of 5 sessions for $50, 6 for $55

The Divas Country Club sector of BethanyEast is slowing turning into a nonprofit to benefit single entrepreneurial minded women in their efforts to gain individualism and independence.

Organizing has been key in my development for the last three months, and I can't say that I've gotten everything together when it comes to running my business, but I know that it doesn't involve having a fulltime job for a healthcare company that is ultimately making me unhealthy.

Lets see how this goes....ttyl peeps!

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