Do You Enjoy ‘Workng From Home’
Or Do You Hate Mondays?
Over the weekend, we very often experience how good it would be if we never had to work again. Sleeping in longer in the mornings, being able to do what we want, when we want… surfing, puttering around the garden, taking the kids to the park, flipping hamburgers on the grill, walking the dog etc.
But is really all possible….. ?
Reality then hits home and the Monday morning alarm clock rings out loud… , we stumble out of bed, get dressed, grab a quick cup of coffee, and inch along at a snail’s pace to the office. Mondays remind us of all of the wrong choices we’ve made along the way. They very often remind us of the dreams we had as kids that never came true and the ‘roads’ we very often wish we had taken.
Surveys reveal that most people hate Mondays, except those that work from themselves. In fact most actually detest and loathe them. As the world economy takes it’s toll, lots of people are now being forced into working for themselves and or starting a business to be able to create a new future. more and more people are looking for work from home ideas so that they can become more independent and create an income of their choosing. Internet-based home business start ups are also on the increase as they offer an easier way to earn money rather than having to invest large sums of money into starting a traditional bricks and mortar type of business.
I personally don’t miss having a boss one bit…. and in any case I still have my lovely wife as my boss ! (ONLY JOKING) I still work very hard developing my home based businesses, sometimes harder than I did as an employee but that is because I thoroughly enjoy doing it. That’s the big difference. After all, I’m reaping the full benefit of my efforts for myself rather than slaving to make an employer rich. I plan my own future, how much money I make and I have the freedom to work and play as I choose.
This all sounds like great fun but please don’t be misled. Starting a new business / home business from any of the working from home ideas that you may have found, requires a lot of hard work to begin with. If anyone tells you otherwise then they are simply telling lies.
Individuals who have started a new online home based business always tell me that it was tough to begin with… but it was fun and taught them so much more about themselves and family life and that is what they cherish most. Once they have created and developed their business, they then feel they can take a day off whenever they choose. They don’t feel rushed morning, noon, and night, instead they choose and give themselves the luxury of time and the freedom that comes with it to suit themselves.
However, like any caring hardworking self employed entrepreneur, they still worry about their business and their customers when they take time off. This is perfectly natural and just goes to show how dedicated home based career minded individuals / entrepreneurs really are.
I personally remember when my business finally brought in enough extra income every month to enable me to quit my full-time job. I thought about all the things I could now afford, all the things my family and I could do. You’ll probably laugh, but what I really I wanted most was to spend a quiet hour in the morning drinking a cup of coffee and reading through all of my emails, messages and socialising on the social networking sites.
We all have similar dreams or even bigger ones which is what very often motivates us towards starting a new business or changing careers. Whatever your dream and ambitions may be there is always someone out there that can help you. But let us not forget some home truths.
Starting any type of business is a new world that you will be entering into. The benefits and rewards can be huge but take some sound advice in that you should consider starting your business venture around your existing job. This will give you some security as you develop your new venture and get it established. Don’t be afraid to ask for help rather than ‘going it alone’. You will learn more, far quicker and make more money far easier than by making mistakes that will hit one place only ……. YOUR POCKET !
If you’re still sitting on the fence dreaming of starting a home business of any kind, Don’t keep singing the Monday Morning Blues, do something about it before you regret it !