Owning Your Own Business
Part 1 Managing A Small Business
How does the idea of wearing your pj’s to work fit into the luxuries of your lifestyle? Well, let me tell you my dear reader that it is just around the corner for you this very minute. You can enjoy having an internet business at home in far less time than you think it can be set up. All you need is the desire to have your own business and be in control of your own life and your own finances. However, if you think that this is going to be a holiday at home, that you can get up late and finish work early and not do very much, then you are sadly mistaken. Any business whether online or offline needs work and commitment. Are you ready for those two special necessities in your daily diary? If you are – then read on. If you are not, then you had better stay at your 9 to 5 job and keep making someone else rich with your labour.
Working from home is not always all it is cracked up to be. You need some sort of discipline and you need rules and boundaries. It is so easy to become distracted when working from home. You look out the window and see that the lawns need mowing and the gardens need weeding. You see dishes you could be helping your wife with. You see laundry that you could be helping your wife with. The children may need to be taken somewhere and you can see that your wife does not have 5 pairs of hands.
When you were at your 9 to 5 job, you did not see all of this stuff that happened around the house during your absence. You did not see your wife slaving away over housework, bills, budgets, children, meals and etc. Now you are home, however, maybe you will get to appreciate her a little more. How she ever got the house cleaned so quickly just as you stepped through the door just after 5 you will never remember now that you are home all the time. You can see that only a Wonder Woman could have been there to assist her before.
These are the distractions I am talking about. And this is why before you step into the adventure, you and your wife and children need to sit down together and work out times, boundaries, duties, breaks and all of the other things that need to be considered just so that everyone knows that now Daddy works out of a room at home, and he needs the same time he had when working away from the home to earn the money to keep the family and the house going.