So this past week basketball super star Lebron James decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for greener pastures in Miami, Florida. The decision to me isn't really all that interesting. The man did what was best for him in terms of business and his personal goals. When team owners treat players like cattle and trade them from team to team without any concern for the players and their families, no one bats an eye. But when the shoe is on the other foot, it becomes a nationwide catastrophe. The hypocrisy is sickening to say the least. But you know me. I'm not one to dwell on the negative. I have actually found something positive out of this situation that you should consider in your own life as you pursue working at home.
If you've watched the news, you've seen how crazy the reaction has been to a decision about a game. lol There are literally people who were crying and basically enticing violence because of Lebron's decision. (Shame on you Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert!) For the city of Cleveland I can understand the reaction to a certain degree because their economy basically depended on Lebron and now that's pretty much taken a hit. So their reaction has SOME validity. But everyone else just seems to be taking the whole situation out of proportion.
Well venturing into the work at home industry can yield very strong reactions as well from people in your own circle. Like in Cleveland some of the concerns may be valid such as the concern of you being a victim of a scam or you throwing away a good job for this so called work at home pipe dream.
Here's the thing you need to consider, sometimes you just have to "man" or woman up and just make the right decision for you regardless if it's an unpopular one. Because ultimately you can't please everyone and live your life for others. If Lebron James would have stayed in Cleveland and continued to fail at bringing a championship he would have been just as vilified as he is now for heading to Miami. So either way he was in a catch 22.
You could choose to listen to the naysayers around you and continue to get more of what you've already been getting and not live your dream. Or you can take a risk on yourself and give this work at home thing a shot and see where it takes you. At the end of the day at least you can know you made a decision based on what you wanted to do and not what was dictated by others. It takes a certain type of character and personal strength to go against the grain. But the folks that do tend be the ones end up achieving greater things in life.
Success may not necessarily happen as fast as they want or hoped for. But sometimes because rebels have stayed the course they are rewarded for their belief in themselves. I don't know if Lebron's decision will pay off. However I have a strong suspicion that it will because he's surrounded himself with like minded and talented people. If you've read this blog long enough, you know it's what I'm always preaching you do in terms of training and such. At the end of the day what I want you to learn from this whole decision is that sometimes it's really tough to follow a different path such as work at home.
But if this is truly your dream, don't let anyone stop you. Obviously you want to take your time to make calculated decisions. However let them be based on what's important to you. Don't let others dictate them no matter how much you may love and respect these other people. Otherwise you'll always be living for them and not your dreams. I don't know about you but I'd rather go out trying things on my own terms then never trying at all because it was dictated by others around me.
So that's my take on this "situation" about a stupid game. Ignore all the smoke and mirror issues being flamed here. Instead, do what I've done and learn from it. Because if you view it from the perspective I've laid out above, it may actually guide you towards work at home success.
In any event, what are your thoughts about my take on this and how it can be applied to work at home? Is there another lesson you see here? Are you just as disgusted as I am that we as nation can galvanize on such a trivial sports decision but not on major ones like the economy and holding Corporate America accountable for the mess we're going through? Feel free to chime in professionally and respectfully below as you guys always do.