Friday, March 30, 2007

Working From Home

Working from home, or having a home business is what many people claim they would like. My question is do they really have any idea what having their own business entails? The term home is simply the place where the business will be conducted, it really doesn't mean anything. Yet everyone sees the commercials showing jackasses running around in tennis shorts and driving nice cars, saying they work from home and make some excessive amount of money. What people refuse to realize is that this is all BS designed to get your name and phone number so that information can be sold to sharks trying to sell you "the next big thing". If you call the 800 number and give them your personal contact information...WATCH OUT!

If you truly want to work from home, there's only one way to be successful. That's to follow your passion. That is, have your enterprise revolve around that which you feel passionate about. Everyone has a passion for something. It could be stocks, football, fishing, reading, raising children, running, selling, dogs, pets, or whatever. The point is to have your enterprise revolve around that which you have a passion for. Otherwise you won't put in the necessary work to make it a success. If your enterprise ends up feeling like a job, you're in trouble. Remember what the great Mark Twain said, "Make a vacation out of your vocation, and you'll never work a day in your life." I realize that this quote may sound a bit corny, but it's true nonetheless.

The motivating fact6or for working from home cannot be to make money. If it is you will fall into the various traps that unscrupulous companies lay, such as the 800 numbers making outrageous claims. Structure your enterprise so it revolves around your passion and the money will follow. Think about it. Do you really think that anyone who has achieved any real level of what the world calls success does it solely for the money? For example, do you really think Tiger Woods plays golf because of the money that he receives for doing it? Or Bill Gates. Do you really think he does what he does foe money? No they don't. They both do what they do because they have a true passion for it.

The bottom line is that working from home is a very real possibility. Just don't think you can be successful, truly successful, without following your passion. It just won't happen. You'll be disappointed again and again if you're motivating factor is money or the promise of money.

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