By John Adcock
What if, you ask yourself?
Working at home has always been a dream for millions of people. After all, who wants to spend their lives in a crummy job for very little pay? All of us, no matter what our profession or nationality, want a little more out of life than what we actually have now. Working at home seems like the answer to so many of our problems. We ask ourselves, "What would life be like if I didn't have to wake up each morning and spend the day doing something that I don't like? How would I feel if I didn't have to commute back and forth from work in all the hectic traffic? How much precious time of each day would that save me? How would I feel if I could determine how my day was going to be planned out? How would I feel if I could be in control of my own destiny? How would I feel if I could work at home?"
You probably can answer the above questions or at least have an idea of how you would answer each question. However, if you can't answer them, I can. You would feel amazing, free, empowered and in control, just to name a few. If you didn't have to wake up each day and make the commute to work, you'll have a terrific time, assuming, like most people, that you didn't like your work in the first place. If you love your job and have a rip-roaring good time each day, then you probably don't need to read the rest of this article. This article is written for those who are undecided about one thing: the decision to keep their current job, or to start working at home. In other words, those who want to work at home and enjoy all of the incredible benefits that goes along with working from home.
It's time to make a decision.
If you make the decision to work at home, you are in effect trying to become self-employed. Or an entrepreneur, if you will. This decision should not be taken lightly at all. It is not for everyone, but a dream come true for some. A home based business, as comfortable as it may seem from the outside, carries a significant amount of risk with it. There is always a possibility that the business you are attempting to start, will fail. However, if you make good decisions right from the start, stay focused with your business plans and set a solid foundation for the years ahead, you will drastically increase your chances of success. Starting your own home business is risky; there is no doubt about it. However, you also stand to realize massive gains, perhaps even amass a fortune!
There are many advantages that will accrue to you if you decide to work at home. For many, not having to go to the office daily is incentive enough. After all, haven't you had the experience of wanting to sleep for a few more minutes, but had to get up because you were late for work? Haven't you wanted to spend a little more time with your loved ones in the morning but couldn't because you had to go to a meeting? You are not alone, We have all experienced that at some time. When you work at home in your own home business, you begin to take charge of your life. Most importantly, you take control of your time and decide how to spend it. Time is one of our most precious assets and being in control of this alone is priceless. Of course, this can be a two-edged sword - if you are not the disciplined type, you might end up procrastinating on your home business responsibilities, or perhaps not doing them at all. This will most certainly cause your work at home business to fail. So before you decide to try and work at home, ask yourself, are you disciplined enough? Am I a procrastinator? Being at home will present you with countless opportunities to take your focus off of work. Unless you can trust yourself to do the right thing, you're better off earning a regular wage. But if you're the type of person who has the courage and the will to go after your dreams, then by all means, you are the type of person who has nothing to lose by working at home, and everything to gain.
Before you make the decision to leave your regular job and wages, do some soul searching and ask yourself the questions above. It is best to be honest with yourself before you make a move. You will be glad you did.
If you are not sure if a home based business is for you, it may be to your advantage to start a home based business part time. This will allow you to see if you have what it takes to work at home. You will be able to see if you are focused, if you can follow a business plan, if you are a procrastinator or not and if you have the determination to work from home. You can find out all of this while you are still at your regular job.
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