Did you know that approx 70% of people quit their job as a result of their boss? Now that is not entirely what happened to me, but I wanted to take a moment to share with you a little about my story and how I ended up on the path of working from home.
So my journey actually began just over 2 years ago, I had just returned to work after having my daughter. She went to childcare 3 days a week, while I worked my job. It all seemed good in theory, but theories are just that and not always what happens in real life. My daughter got sick all the time and for the first 7 months I was having every second week off work. I felt like I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. My daughter was always going to be top of my priority list, but I had a job that had sales targets and expectations that I was expected to achieve whether I was there or not. I starting thinking to myself “there had to be more to life, there had to be a better way”. This sent me searching on what I had thought would be another job, as I had 0 ambition to have my own business as I bought into everything people had told me about business, well traditional business.
While searching for another job, the universe had other ideas and led me to a webpage offering a business opportunity. I was extremely reluctant to say the least, but thought I would just find out. I received a phone call, listened to what the person had to say on the phone and was sent through some more information. As soon as I got off the phone I instantly searched the internet to see if it was a scam. I went through the information and there was just something about it that was pulling me in, I was looking for more in my life and this is what it was offering. During this process the saying, “the definition of insanity-doing the same thing and expecting a different result” kept popping up. I knew if I wanted different results I had to make different decisions, so I got started.
Has it been easy? No, but nothing that is easy is every rewarding in life. Although working from home can have it’s own set of challenges, it is certainly a whole lot less than my job did. Now I get to have the flexibility I want, I get to take my daughter to dance lessons and both kids do swimming lessons and if one of the kids is sick I don’t have to explain myself to anyone. I really do love working from home and I have gone from being an unhappy stressed out Mum to being happy and setting an example for my kids I can be proud of.
If you or someone you know has been considering working from home I would love to be able to help. Go to www.liveanddreamtoday.com for more information