Turning Dreams Into Reality....

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wow, You're So Lucky That You Can Work From Home.....

Oh, how many times I have heard those words... "You are so lucky that you can work from home."

Hold on!  Lucky??

Luck really has nothing to do with being able to work from home.  The beauty is ANYONE can!  It's all in making a decision.  10 years ago I made a decision that I was sick and tired of being sick and tired.  I wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom.  I had a choice.  To continue doing what I was doing - working outside the home and having my son in daycare... or I could change something.

The amazing thing is, is that EVERYONE has the choice.

How many times I've heard, "I wish I could work from home."  Or, "I wish I had the time to do what you do."  Really?  Let me ask this... If you continue to do what you are doing right now for the next 5 years... will you be in a different place?

Really think about that for a moment.  What will change?  The unfortunate truth is likely nothing will change.

The best determination of future behavior, is past behavior... UNLESS something drastic happens.  When my mentor said that to me, it was like a lightening bolt struck me.  WOW!  We all have choices.  The one thing we all have control over is ourselves, our own lives, our destiny.

Yes, I am "lucky" that I work from home... but it was a choice that I made.

Don't live your life thinking you're doing what you "have" to do.  You have options.  There are other paths you can take.  The question is, are you willing to step up to the plate?  Are you willing to put in the work?  Are you motivated enough to make it happen?  Or, would you rather sit on the sidelines, go off to a job where your income can only go so far and envy that mom who is 'lucky to work from home'?

We're all lucky... we all just choose to use that luck in different ways!

My luck started here... http://www.internetceomoms.com/nicolebennett

1 comment:

  1. Great post Nicole! I agree, in order to live your dreams you have to put the actions in place to make your dreams a reality!