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Welcome to My Work From Home Journey

Hi and thanks for stopping by.  I bought this domain name in about 2000, when I decided to try to work from home.  Since then, it’s taken on many different looks and been attached to many different work from home opportunities.

Now I have more focus and determination and I wanted to share the journey with you.

One of my coworkers sends out a weekly email to our teams and this was her latest video.  For some reason, it really spoke to me.

In the last few days, I have read several articles about new year’s resolutions and how to make them more effective.  So, rather than scoff at the advice of those who probably know better, I am going to heed their advice.  Make your <resolutions, goals, intentions> measurable.  Instead of just saying “I want to work from home this year”, you need to be specific.  What do you see yourself doing?  Do you have the necessary skills, education and equipment to get started?  How much money do you need or want?  How many clients/products/services do you need to sell to get that money?

I also saw a post in a group that I’m in, asking what word or phrase we are going to focus on this year.  Again, I’ve seen this before but never taken the time to answer the question.  Without much thought, this word jumped in to my mind – ACTION.  I was going to dismiss it but then I realized that it’s what’s been missing from my journey.

I am great at thinking and coming up with options, brainstorming but not so good at doing.  This year I am going to take ACTION.  I will create lists so that I don’t forget what I need to do.  And I will do something every day, no matter how tired I am.

Working full time to pay the bills, takes energy away from my work from home efforts.  And since about 2000, that’s been the reason that I haven’t succeeded.  Instead of pushing through and working towards my goals, I succumb to the exhaustion.  No more.  If I want things to change for me I have to start doing things differently.  Right?!

I have updated my Facebook page to reflect this message.  I invite you to join me on this journey.  If you are so bold, please ask me how I am doing towards my goal so that I can remain accountable.  If you are not so bold, that’s okay, I’m always looking for new people to connect with.

One of my dreams is to be able to travel around the world and meet the people that I’ve connected with online.  Who knows, if we get connected I might be pulling up your driveway one day!

Thanks again for joining and buckle up as I suspect this is going to be a bumpy ride!




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