The idea of being one's own boss is tantalizing. I hear all the time, when I tell people I work from home, that it "must be so nice to only work when you want to." I cringe when people say that. Yes, my life is a little more flexible than the 9-5 employee, but I don't work less, or just when I want to. Freelance - working for different companies at different times rather than being permanently employed by one company. - via Google Not Everyone Can Work Freelance Truth is, freelancers are a special breed of people. Without a whole lot of determination, a good dose of business sense, and a
For some, the family into which you are born has a great deal to do with your future job. I was born the daughter of a Mechanical Engineering degree holding father who taught computer aided drafting at a local technical college and worked for an engineering firm till he could become licensed and start his own firm. My mom was a stay at home mom, but as us kids grew older, she too started her own business. By the time I was 17 and graduating high school I had helped to form two LLC's, start and manage several business, helped to write business plans and had worked with licensing boards and business
Lately I've been really intrigued by personality types. Coming to terms with being an introvert, learning what that really means, and owning it, has been a cool journey. At BlissDom I got to hear Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, (affiliate link) speak about the power of introverts. Last night I re-read my ISFJ profile and identified with every line. Why It's Important to Know Your Personality Type I think for me, learning about the things that make me tick, the reasons I often feel unappreciated, and the natural instinct I have to avoid conflict
I like to think of myself as an organized person. I meal plan. I have a running Google doc of several weeks of meals and I rotate through. My grocery lists are divided by department and I always know where my kitchen gadgets are. If you looked at my bookshelves, or the clothes hanging in my closet you might whisper to yourself about my OCD tendencies. But, when it comes to scheduling work projects and remembering to pay the bills, I'm a mess.
More and more people are doing it today because of the various conveniences that it offers, and working from home options are gaining in popularity even with people who are social and who require an office environment to do productive work. It saves on commutation costs and lets you set your own schedules (most of the time), and if you’re taking an online course simultaneously, it’s akin to killing two birds with one stone. There are many benefits to working from home when you’re studying online. You can: Combine work and study: If your work involves using the computer and the Internet (as most
Guest Post by Marina Chernyak Working from home has its perks! Working your own hours on your own time, the ability to work from anywhere, and every day is take your dog to work day! However, it's not all strawberries and champagne. One of the negatives of working from home is the fact that you have a job…but the people around you often don't view it as work. How can it possibly be work if you're sitting at your kitchen table in your pajamas? How can you possibly be busy at your job when you don't actually have to be anywhere specific? Maybe they understand that you're working, but you have a hard