My work from home journey started as a fluke by that I mean I didn’t actually go looking for it. A virtual training job fell in my lap after a year of unemployment and working one temp job after another. My “fluke” lasted three years and turned out to be very lucrative (except the TAX hit I took, don’t forget to save for taxes if you work as 1099 employee). As that job started to slow down and I got increasingly bored, I started to do what most people do in that situation and look for a new job.
I started looking in my field of corporate training. I got interviews. I went into them like everything I do, seriously and with full force. Everyone always likes me and is impressed with my education, background and diverse job experience. BUT, I never got the JOB. My little voice wanted to go negative and think WOW what is wrong with me but, instead I started to reflect on my experiences. As I reflected on this something kept feeling off for me about these interviews and these prospects. I realized the Universe was giving me a signal and that I never really wanted to go back to a corporate job in the first place. It is just all I had known. I started to make a shift in mindset.
I had gotten my Coach Certification in 2011 and Master Coach Certification 2012. I wasn’t doing much with it except dreaming about being a coach for a living. In my mind I needed to make money and I had no clue how to do that outside a corporate job and/or a job with someone else’s company. I toyed with owning my business but, I didn’t really buy it as a real possibility yet. I had gotten a taste for the work from home life from my virtual training job. I started to think about what kind of life I wanted and how I wanted to use my talents to contribute to people’s lives. I found it really hard to give up picking up my daughter from school.
I noticed my favorite part of the day was when I would pick her up and she would hide my cell phone (for real), turn off the radio and she would talk to me non-stop about her day. Being a pre-teen girl I would get caught up on the all the gossip and mean girl antics at school. Many, “mom can you believe she did that!” or “Boys are so dumb” LOL. She also begrudging talked to me about teachers and homework. But this is our alone time with no one around. I started to take this for granted and when I realized I might miss out on that if I went back to a 9-5 job that sealed it for me. I was going to take Sh*^ seriously.
I didn’t become and an entrepreneur to strike it rich, nor to be famous. Though a little money would be really nice! I did it to call my own shots and be able enjoy the simple moments with my daughter I missed years before. To be able to schedule Dr. appts at 10am and not hear crap from a boss about making up hours. I did it to have control over the money I make. I did it so Chloe my daughter knows that you, me, HER, can do anything if you really make Sh*& happen and find your purpose and passion. As well as that a women can have control of their own destiny. I am blessed with a supportive husband and loving parents for extra support. Owning my own business has been the hardest thing I have done since Childbirth. And I will not trade it for anything.
That is my reasons why? What are yours? I would love to hear them.
On this journey the reason I have not given up is because I have not done it alone. I have had several coaches, consultants, brand managers, group programs and lots of education. I feel like the more you invest in yourself and your business the more you can grow and faster. I finally found a group and coach that have taken me beyond what I thought I could do and I am still at the tip of the iceberg. I will be doing a free Teleclass with some great tips to Become a Master closer on 8/6 at 7:30pm. 3 Steps to add to your bag of tricks that will take through the end of summer and starting a Fall in great place with new clients and more money. Let me be a support to help you realize your Entrepreneurship dreams.
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