The Work At Home Blahs
The Work At Home Blahs
But I’ve got something on my mind… ever notice that home business owners are always “rah rah” in their posts talking about how wonderful it is to work at home? Their life seems perfect in all appearances doesn’t it?
It’s almost a little nauseating.
Well here’s the blunt truth,,, even those who work at home full time have struggles too.
Not everything comes easy to us.
Which is why we focus on building our strengths rather than focusing on our weaknesses.
If, on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best in the field, I’m at an 8 naturally for content marketing, meaning that it comes fairly easy to me,,, but I’m at about a 2 for PPC,,, then why would I focus on building my PPC skills?
If I chose to focus on developing my PPC skills, I might make my way to about a 5 out of 10. Which will put me at dead average. Plenty of room for improvement, but if I don’t have any natural inclination to be good at PPC, then I will have to force myself to be good at it, and then it won’t be enjoyable and I’ll just get pissed and quit. All the hard work I put into building my PPC skills will take me years to be able to compete with those who are naturals for it.
However if I focus on getting better at creating content that people like and get value out of,,, then I’m gonna leave the people that struggle with it in the dust. It’s where I’m going to kick ass.
What was the point of this post really?
Well I’m kinda having just a “blah” day, watching the dark clouds, and it struck me. When it comes to working from home we have a choice on days like this.
Give in to the blahs.
Or just do the work anyway.
When you have a “job” you don’t really have a choice do you? You have to work no matter what mood you are in.
When you work at home full time, you have a choice. It’s part of the reward. But it also challenges your character.
I could choose to do nothing today. Which will get me nowhere except spreading my pancake ass over the couch cushions.
Or I could choose to fine-tune my skills at creating content by creating a blog post.
But instead I do what I LIKE to do, and it makes all the difference.
It’s not a “rah-rah” or “fake it til you make it” kind of crap either.
I can relax and be real, be raw, be exactly the “blah-de-blahdiddy-blah” I’m feeling today and express myself in my real words. And I love it.
So what’s my point in this out of character rambling?
1. Working from home has a whole different set of challenges than working a job. You don’t have the same consequences if you don’t feel like doing something. There’s no boss that’s gonna give you shit at home, it’s up to you to enforce the work that gets done.
2. You better make sure you’re doing something that you really like doing. Cuz if your not, then a “blah” day is going to kill your buzz and you’ll actually find yourself sitting on the couch developing a pancake ass…. Or worse yet, you’ll find yourself stuck at a job forever.
So do what’s right for you. Do what’s going to keep you moving even when you don’t really feel like doing anything. If you don’t know what you should be doing, shoot me an email and we’ll figure it out together, because that’s one of the other things I like doing, finding people’s true talents
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