Many people come into this industry with the idea that a work at home job is the answer to all their prayers. Usually the catalyst for this desire is either a change of financial circumstances, unemployment or the desire to be with one's family more often. I think they are all good reasons for wanting a work from home job. In which case, I encourage you to read my work at home guide or work at home companies page.
But then there are folks that cringe at the word "job" regardless if it's home based. These folks have feelings deep inside that are literally clawing away at their very soul and nature. They tend to experience disgust at the thought that they'll be working for "The Man" for the rest of their natural lives.
Maybe it came on the first time they asked for a raise and their boss looked at them as if they pulled out a gun and was trying to rob them. Or maybe it was the time when the sitter couldn't make it and they had to call into work to let management know they would be late or wouldn't be in. Then their boss made them feel like crap for taking care of their own flesh and blood. Or maybe they were sitting in a meeting on Friday afternoon at 4:45 pm and they're listening to people that get paid way more than they should yapping away about absolutely nothing that could have probably waited until Monday morning. Whatever it was that triggered these thoughts, these good folks have been battling the voice inside of them that's been saying there must be a better way than this 9-5 stuff. Well this bud's for you folks.
You may be wondering if it's normal to feel these things. Well I've come up with a definitive list that will help you determine if you're no longer suited for a job whether it's home based or not. But before we get into that list, let me say the following. I am not knocking people that loves their jobs or are perfectly content being employees. If that's you, God bless you! I think that's great. As long as you're happy then that's all that matters. But this article is for the other slither of the population that feel just the opposite. So please keep this in perspective as you read it. I don't want anyone getting sensitive on me and thinking I'm taking shots at them. Okay so let's get back into the list.
Top 10 Reasons A Job May Not Be For You!
You know a job is a bad idea if…
1. You don't want some knuckle head telling you how much you can make the rest of your life.
2. The numbers 9-5 gives you the heebie jeebies.
3. You hold a long standing personal grudge against your alarm clock.
4. Commuting to work every day is a test of patience that you have flunked many times over.
5. You're troubled that you have accepted that spending 80% of your time away from your family is normal.
6. You feel terribly uncomfortable that someone who became your boss by default determines your financial security.
7. You've always end up leaving a job because you had a problem with authority.
8. You don't want to be told what to do 7 hours a day, 5 days a week for the next 20-30 years.
9. It kills you to know you're missing important moments of your child's life.
10. You're so tired of office drama and co-workers that have nothing better to do all day than to gossip or hate on you!
I would argue if you consistently fit 5 or more of these characteristics, then it's probably time to consider a career change or working for yourself. For all you know, you may be putting your health and other people's lives in jeopardy. You don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.
Do you suffer any of the symptoms below:
– You're ready to knock someone out on the train if they so much glance at you or think of violating your personal space.
– When you get home, your whole family knows to give you space for at least an hour to detox or suffer your wrath.
– After work you head straight to your local bar or your fridge to crack open a cold one or something hard to forget the day.
– Sunday nights gave you headaches and anxiety because you know Monday is around the corner.
– You have a hard time falling asleep because work related matter is running around your mind.
– You're usually a mild mannered person but come 5pm anyone on that freeway that's not doing at least 70mph needs to get the hell out the way. Otherwise they will be getting high beamed, the finger or this mornings cup of coffee tossed in their direction.
All jokes aside, think about this. Aren't you a bit disturbed that nearly every week you lead your life like this? Do you really think that's how life is meant to be lived? Is this really you and the person you want to be the rest of your life? If not I would encourage you to explore a new career or a home based business. At least then you can be working at something you love and have more control over.
How do I know so much about all this?
I was you. At first I thought the idea of a work at home job might alleviate some of the symptoms. But I soon realized that it would only be a bandage. Ultimately the things I hated the most would still be hanging over my head. The only difference is I would be avoiding the commute. But that wasn't enough for me. So I gave up on the idea of a work at home job. That in itself was a great stress relief. Because I was really getting frustrated with not hearing back from employers and competing with millions of people for the few legit work at home jobs that were out there.
As some of you may know I settled on affiliate marketing. I loved the idea that I could actually get paid to share information, products and services with people that had specifically asked for it. It was a better proposition than many of the other home based businesses & MLMs I ran into. Most of the ones I explored expected me to peddle useless products no one wanted. Between the weekly meetings and the constant pressure to sell to my family, I was too through with those home based businesses (P.S. I'm not arguing all of them are like that.) With that said, you need to find what's right for you. Ask yourself, do you really want to be at job the rest of your life if deep in your soul it's eating you alive? Personally affiliate marketing has been a God send to me and why you've seen me mention it so much. It's helped changed my life and those of my close friends that I have introduced to it. Is it easy? No but neither was the idea of a job the rest of my life. At the end of the day you have to find what works for you.
I'm happy to say I've rid myself of the ailment of a job and have been symptom free for nearly 3 years. Again, let's not get twisted. Eddy doesn't hate on people that wants jobs and likes the idea of them. (And yes I like speaking in the 3rd person from time to time. ) I'm just saying for me it was always a burden. I've spoken to enough of you privately to know that many of you feel the same way. So that's pretty much who this article is geared towards. I hear your pain and just want you to know that you're not alone. It's normal to feel this way. You're not lazy or whatever other horrible things people have told you in the past. As we've all seen through out history here in the states and all over the world, people are often wrongly chastised for insignificant differences. You just want a change in your life and I'm here to tell you Bravo for that!
After all who wouldn't want the following type of lifestyle?
– I work from home or anywhere else I choose.
– I have a career/business that will give me all the free time I want.
– I spend more time with my family.
– I have an income that will give my family more than we need so we can actually help others.
– I travel whenever I want.
– I do something that I enjoy.
– I only work a few hours a day now. (It didn't start that way)
– I make money whether I'm actually working or not, passive income is a great thing.
Is this the life you want? Then in my humble opinion a work at home job isn't for you. You may want to consider a path like affiliate marketing or any type of home business that will give you the desired results. But for God's sake take action. I'm not here trying to brag. What I would like to achieve is to inspire and light the fire under your ass to make it happen. Because it's something that you've obviously wanted if you're still reading this. Sure this may involve sacrifices like holding down a job until you get to where you want to be. But that's how the best things in life are acquired. It's by making sacrifices. However just be sure that you're consistently working on activities that will help your exit strategy out of a job to get where you need to be.
In any event, I just felt the need to share this article with those folks who think outside the box but may feel a little discouraged or ackward for feeling the way you do. Don't let the naysayers kill your dreams. There is reason that only a small percentage of the population are super wealthy or successful. They were the minority of folks that dared to take the path less traveled and were willing to gamble to get there. If that's where your heart lies, then be proactive about it. Don't talk about, be about it. If you've failed a number of times, that's great. Here's a few quotes that sum up mistakes & failures:
"Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster." – Weston H. Agor
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." – Elbert Hubbard
‘You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.' – Beverly Sills
‘Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.' – Kenneth Boulding
So if you you've failed, and met with a lot of obstacles, you're in great company because that's the road a lot of the most successful people have traveled. Keep that in mind for all you folks that are trying to free yourself from the man's oppressive foot on your neck. Keep your eyes on the prize and not on how long it takes to get there.
So what do you guys think? Does this resonate with you? Eddy wants know. (There I go talking in the 3rd person again… lol)