Work-at-Home Opportunities–Yes, No, or Maybe?

Working from home can be a rewarding experience, but why should you consider making the switch? Sure, you have a job. But how much do you really get out of it?

by Bob Matthews

Working from home can be a rewarding experience, but why should you consider making the switch? Sure, you have a job. But how much do you really get out of it?

Just think: All the long hours. Your boss being a pain the rear. And that coworker who drives you crazy.

And then there is always the pay. It serves as a constant negative reminder in your life. “No, I can’t afford it now–no to the electric razor I want, no to the swimming pool the kids want, and no to our anniversary trip to Tahiti. No, no, no!”

Plus, there’s no guarantee that you’ll always have this blessed job either. So why don’t you look for something better?

“It’s an income.”

In other words it’s safe, safe because it’s familiar, but that’s no guarantee that it will be there for you tomorrow. Nothing in life is secure. Change is inevitable, and change is uncertain.

“What if I fail and loose everything I have?” You ask. “I can’t live with failure. I just can’t.”

So you don’t.

But what will you do when one day you DO find yourself out of work? How will you make ends meet then? You’ll have no other means of support, and THAT is dangerous.

Right now, take a good hard look at your predicament. Step outside your feelings of the situation and study it as if you were analyzing your cousin’s situation. What would you advise him to do?

Most likely you’d say things like, “How will you ever know if there’s a better opportunity out there if you never look?” “You can’t just trust that your job will always be there–look at Alex. Did anyone ever think he would get laid off?” Or “Your friend Tom started up a candle biz 3 months ago. Why don’t you ask him about it?” In other words, you would encourage rather than discourage investigation.

But remember that you shouldn’t listen to all the voices in your head. Some are good; others bad. You need to tell the difference, and the way you do that is to separate yourself from your feelings.

Give yourself permission to go ahead and take the plunge. Look into some home-based business opportunities and compare the pros and cons. And guess what? You may just find what you’re looking for.

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