Why I Ultimately Love Working From Home
For many people, working from home is the ultimate dream. Yes, it’s definitely got its dreamlike components; but there’s another side to it that entails a lot of hard work and discipline. How awesome to wake up whenever you want, live according to your own schedule, be your own boss! However, all of that can get completely out of control, if you don’t add discipline and some sort of routine into the mix. You can’t for instance, just wake up whenever you want, if that means sleeping for so many hours that you don’t put in enough hours of actual work.
There’s freedom in the sense of doing things the way you like, creating your own schedule; but many don’t realize the added pressures and responsibilities involved with being your own boss. Once you make that shift, everything rests on your shoulders. You’re the leader now. You can’t just sit waiting for someone to tell you what to do. Many people complain about someone bossing them around and hovering over them. However, once you realize that safety net is completely gone, it can take a bit of mental adjustment, a certain mind shift to cope with the realization. You now look around and realize, you just stepped into a whole new world!
Working From Home Can Be a Strange New Planet
Working from home can be like a strange new planet, a really cool one, but a foreign realm most people don’t quite understand. You may find it harder to relate to people outside of the working from home lifestyle. They may not truly understand what you go through on a daily basis and how hard it can be sometimes to manage the ability to continue living the lifestyle. To me, working from home is a blessing. I feel lucky I get to enjoy many attributes associated with it; but I also know I work hard to cultivate and hold on to any opportunities I get. I certainly won’t allow anyone to drag me down or try to convince me to neglect my responsibilities.
When you’re working from home, I think it’s best to try to create some sort of routine. However, there are times you may find yourself working while others who have a traditional employment schedule are enjoying free time. They may not understand why you’re working from home on a weekend or holiday. As self-employed individuals, we have many perks, such as being in charge of our own schedules. However, we also have the responsibility of taking care of things an employer would usually take care of. For instance, ensuring we pay appropriate taxes on our income; and making our own accommodations for earning income during holidays, sick days or vacations. There are pros and cons. Overall, I think the pros outweigh the cons. I enjoy my freedom. I have no problem disciplining myself and doing what I need to do in order to continue enjoying the blessing of working from home.
Working From Home is a Blessing
Although working from home entails quite a bit of hard work, the fruits of your labor can be amazing. There are so many things I appreciate about the freedom that working from home provides. If I want to take a break from working, go take a drive, grab a coffee, go shopping, it’s perfectly fine. I’m working according to my own schedule so I can come and go as I please. If the weather conditions are miserable outside or I don’t feel well, I can work comfortably from home. Plus, there are so many things you can write off on your taxes, as someone who’s self-employed.
I’m truly enjoying my journey working from home. I’m looking forward to more opportunities coming my way, learning new skills; and continuing to build more relationships with companies who are assisting me with the ability to work in this sort of manner. I think each person in this lifestyle ultimately finds their own unique path. What I’ve learned, is that my particular skills and who I am as an individual are determining exactly the type of work I end up doing. I don’t think anyone can really tell someone exactly how to go about this working from home adventure. You kind of just need to find what suits you, figure out what you enjoy doing, what you’re good at and which type of companies are a fit for you to work with.
I’ve been working from home in a diverse range of capacities, based on my particular skills. There are companies I work with in a manner that does not necessitate promoting anything publicly. However, I also collaborate with brands, which does involve sharing products I enjoy. You’re always welcome to see what types of products I’ve been testing lately, and my feedback regarding my experience with them.
Currently I have some of my favorite products in the Shop My Faves section of my site. I occasionally update my site, so perhaps if you’re reading this in the future, I may have moved that page. For now, you can just click here to view that page. You can also opt in to my email list to keep updated with how I’m doing. Right now you’ll find that option via the blue Sign up! tab/Sign up for updates! pop up, by scrolling to the top of my site.
I wish you the best of luck in your own working from home journey. I hope you find a way to integrate all of your skills and special attributes that make you a unique individual; into a beneficial vehicle to facilitate the income and lifestyle of your dreams working from home.
For My Total Life Changes Team
I figured I’d write this post for my Total Life Changes team, to provide you with some motivation and direction you can follow. After you’ve signed up and started familiarizing yourself with your back office; it’s also good to keep in mind, what sort of game plan you’re going to have for yourself, to be successful in your Total Life Changes business.
I have determined, to be successful in this industry, you must do at least SOMETHING, every day. In this industry we have freedom. That’s why I’m here. I certainly don’t like to feel like I’m under the choke hold of an Employer, who does not have my best interest in mind, just their exploitative agenda. Anyway, in this industry, we are completely free. However, with that freedom, comes responsibility. Since you’re your own Boss, you’re responsible for "telling yourself what to do". If you don’t create a schedule and game plan for yourself, no one else is going to do it.
I feel it’s imperative in Total Life Changes, or any other business venture you undertake, to consistently work on your business. I don’t feel it’s beneficial to turn our lifestyle here into a miserable 9-5, where we start feeling bored and miserable, completing the same tasks day after day. I think it’s important to be creative and keep things interesting. Keep the fun and freedom alive! That’s why we’re here, to live life on our own terms. My terms certainly don’t include feeling miserable.
If this lifestyle were ever to start feeling miserable, I wouldn’t want it. This is the dream lifestyle I’m creating for myself, so for this enjoyment to last a lifetime, it should never feel like a "ho-hum existence", like a drone going to some miserable workplace every day. No way, not here. Here is where I can be happy and live life exactly as I like.
Mindset to be Successful in Total Life Changes
There’s really no excuse, not to do at least something every day, to have success in your Total Life Changes business. Devise a game plan for yourself. I think it’s incredibly simple, if you think of the game plan as consisting of doing at least one thing per day that will contribute to your success in Total Life Changes. It’s even more simple, if you consider it could be something as non-complicated as taking a bit of time to add positivity to your mindset.
In this industry, you may come across a lot of Haters, once you start your journey toward success. Don’t worry about it; to allow some skeptical people to stand between you and success would just be foolish. If you want time freedom and financial freedom; just go for it, and know you have a lot of us in this industry who are supportive of you. We’re all going after the same dreams and are here for you.
You can simply work on building a stronger, more positive mindset, by surrounding yourself with those of us who are also going after the same dreams, or spending some time enjoying content by other people on a similar path (e.g. a video, audio, blog). Just feed your mind with whatever will help you on the path to becoming the best person you can be, and having success in your business.
Daily Tasks to Have Success in Total Life Changes
As long as you’re doing at least something every day to work on your Total Life Changes business, you’ll feel a feeling of contentment and accomplishment. It can be something small that does not take up a lot of time, and can be done simultaneously with other things (like listening to motivational content); or it can be something that takes a little bit more time, but is definitely worth the effort.
For instance, write a blog post or shoot a video about your testimony using the Total Life Changes products. It’s something fun and creative you can do while enjoying awesome products; and it results in gaining team members and customers. When you think about how fun the way we make money is, it doesn’t really feel like work.
Break the work up a little, perhaps create the content one day, market the content on your social media profiles the next. Or maybe do it all the same day if you feel inspired. Just don’t ever let the process start feeling too much like "a job", because that pretty much defeats the whole purpose of being in this industry, to feel free and have fun. Work according to your own pace, since you’re your own Boss and can certainly do whatever you want.
Choose what fits your personality. If you prefer being more "behind the scenes", then choose ways to share your business that are more fitting for you, perhaps blogging. If you’re more outgoing, put yourself out there and shoot some videos.
Maybe you have preferred ways of processing information. Maybe you prefer working on your mindset by reading books or maybe you prefer watching videos. However you want to work on developing yourself as a person and strengthening your mind is great, as long as you’re doing it, that’s what matters.
You can also take into account, what type of marketing techniques suit you best. Maybe you like more technical stuff, you’re interested in SEO, ranking your content in the search engines, driving traffic. Or maybe you just like to do things in a more traditional way, talking to people or offline marketing. Just do what makes you happy and gets you closer to your overall goal.
As long as you’re working on the little steps each day, you’ll ultimately reach the greater goal. Just don’t let yourself miss out on the little opportunities each day to work toward your financial freedom. Even if you just go through a little bit of training each day or learning to use your tools, it all helps in the end. Just do something!
If you’d also like to get on board my Total Life Changes team, start by checking out my blog posts and YouTube videos about Total Life Changes. Pay particular attention to my post about the Total Life Changes Compensation Plan, as well as the detailed sign-up instructions in my post about My Total Life Changes Experience Look forward to having you join us in living a lifestyle of freedom and having fun!
Working from Home is a Blessing: Women's T-shirt
Feel inspired and comfortable in this t-shirt, as you accomplish your goals and are reminded that working from home is a blessing.
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Working from Home is a Blessing: Women's Tank Top
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Working from Home is a Blessing: Mug
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Gingerbread Holiday Mug
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