Last Friday, Frankie share with you her worst thing about having a work from home job. Today I’m going to share mine.
This is something that you will never experience until you work at home, and it is something that I feel is the absolute worst part of working from home. And honestly, if you aren’t strong enough to ignore this, to move beyond it, you will never succeed in your at home journey.
Hey, I know you’re not busy right now…
...because all you do is that “little” business…
There is a huge amount of disrespect about having a work from home job. Your friends and family (I’m not saying all of them, but a lot of them) will not grasp the concept of what you’re doing. They will not understand that you are working all day. They will consider what you do a hobby. And they will make you feel like everything you’re doing is just something to pass the time because you’re bored, and you should really be doing something else.
And it hurts.
I have had people angry with me because I didn’t answer my personal phone during the day. If I was at an office, I wouldn’t have, but because I’m at home, I apparently am not doing anything, so I should answer. And if I do answer, I’m going to be on a call with someone who maybe has the day off, and just wants to talk - but I don’t have the day off. And I can’t talk.
But because I’m at home, you think I’m not doing anything.
Come join me for one day, from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep, and we’ll see all the things I don’t do. Because along with running my business (that’s two businesses, actually) I’m running a household, helping with school work, scheduling appointments, paying bills, doing taxes, shopping, ordering, cleaning, visiting, preparing, comforting, planning...
And don’t tell me my business is little. Yes, I’m not a millionaire. Yes, I don’t have a huge office building. I have worked hard to create something out of nothing. I can pay all of my bills. I work with people all over the world. Just because my business can be contained within the space of a laptop doesn’t make it little.
It’s big to me. And it’s important.
If you want to work from home, let us support you. We will always cheer you on.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.