I get many questions on which system I use or what approach I take when speaking to others about stay at home employment. I use many methods, but have found that my direction comes from within me. Honestly, willingness, courage and self discipline are things that make me successful.
Honesty – The first thing you have to do is be honest. Honestly ask yourself if you can do it. For most people it is a quick yes or no and that’s that. Making the choice to work at home is a big decision; you can’t afford to be rash. When being honest about things, you need to look at the different angles, put yourself into different scenarios, and “see the big picture.” When you have done these types of things, you can know in your heart that you have came up with an honest answer.
Willingness – So having honestly asked yourself and came up with an answer, you next have to be willing to make stay at home employment work for you. It takes willingness for anything you do. Getting up out of the bed in the morning requires willingness. Willingness leads to action. But, procrastination can be a big road block. However, I have found when I become willing and begin to take action, the action takes care of my sloth. Without willingness there will be no action, and without action stay at home employment will not work for you.
Courage – By nature, humans are creatures of habit. Think about the first thing you do when you get out of bed every morning. Chances are it’s the same thing. It takes courage to step out away from the crowd. Most of us have spent our professional lives being tied to someone else’s business. Have you? Many of today’s stay at home employment opportunities afford you the right to be who you want to be in the whole business scheme of things. Look at any key figure who has ever made it into the history books and think about how courage played a big part.
Self-Discipline – The most important principle for stay at home employment is self-discipline. Since you are working for someone else, you need self-discipline. You should set tasks and goals; then meet them. It takes time to acquire true self-discipline. Anyone who runs a marathon does not run 26 miles the first time they train. Self-discipline helps them reach their goal. Working to reach your goals is something you must do if stay at home employment is going to work for you.
Even though these principles can stand alone, they work best when you use them all together. Do you see that I have to be willing to be honest? Have courage to be self-disciplined? Do this: take out a sheet of paper and write the principles and what they mean to you. Please write, don’t just think about them. You will be much more able to figure out what stay at home employment means to you if you have something to look at.