I do love working from home. I’ve been doing this since early 2000. I raised 5 kids living this home based business dream and I can’t imagine doing life any other way.
I do enjoy the freedom of being able to (mostly) set my own schedule. I don’t have to ask for time off. I don’t have to worry about living on someone else’s schedule. I take vacations when I want to. I sleep until I don’t want to (most of the time).
I love the idea that if I want to increase my income, I have only to generate more results. Most employees know that generating more results will create more profits for the company but not in their own paycheck. In my world, more results translates to more income.
So, in many ways, this home based business dream is kind of like a dream come true.
But, as always, there is more to the story. The other part of this home based business dream is that we have to PRODUCE results.
How many of us know an employee or two that doesn’t really carry their weight but somehow continues to collect a check? If you don’t carry your weight in your home based business, the home based business dream can quickly become a home based business nightmare. The income drops. And, that’s not good for anybody.
Building a home based business can cause you to lose some friends. In the book, “You are a Bad Ass”, author Jen Sincero says:
“You’ll probably have to do things you never imagined you’d do because if any of your friends saw you doing it, or spending money on it, you’d never live it down. Or they’d be concerned about you. Or they’d stop being friends with you because now you’re all weird and different. You’ll have to believe in things you can’t see as well as some things that you have full-on proof are impossible. You’re gonna have to push past your fears, fail over and over again and make a habit of doing things you’re not so comfy doing. You’re going to have to let go of old, limiting beliefs and cling to your decision to create the life you desire like your life depends on it.
Because guess what? Your life does depend on it.”
When I started building my home based business, a lot of folks that I had considered friends began to question my choices. They wanted to know why I was working such crazy hours when they were meeting up for drinks. They wanted to know why I was reading so much personal development stuff and hanging positive photos on my walls. They didn’t understand why I would rather spend a weekend at a seminar than hanging out, watching movies, drinking, and just “having fun”.
I have no problem with hanging out. I love watching movies. I enjoy a great scotch and a cigar.
But when I was building my home based business, especially in the beginning, I was solely focused as if my life depended on it … because it did.
Were the hours and dollars invested worth it? Absolutely! I highly recommend that everyone have at least a side business as a home based business.
If you are ready to learn more about how you can experience your version of the home based business dream, I invite you to get my free report at http://umustsee.net/XLP4Share on Facebook