I know I am not alone in this. On behalf of others who have home based businesses – I’d like to say: “We may be home, but we are still working!”
Being a home based contractor, consultant, freelancer, or entrepreneur is both a blessing and a curse. For example, it’s a blessing that I don’t have to get all dolled up and drive to work outside the home. It’s a curse in that it requires discipline to keep working and not get distracted with either household responsibilities or by fun things to do.
It’s a blessing that I don’t have to punch a clock or report at a specific time. It’s a curse that you are never really off the clock. You can’t leave your work at work because it’s always there when you are home.
It’s a blessing that I get to work in the comforts of my own home. It’s a curse that I work in the comforts of my own home. Others tend to think that since you work at home, it’s not really work. I do have the freedom to set my own schedule, yet others try to take this freedom away.
- Need a ride to the airport? LA will do it; she’s home.
- Need someone to chit chat with? Call LA; she’s home.
- Want to stop by for coffee and shoot the breeze? Call LA; she’s home.
None of those things are such a bad deal, if I had volunteered to stop working in the middle of my work day, but there are a lot of assumptions about my availability. I still have objectives, goals, tasks and activities that need to be accomplished as a business owner.
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