I don’t do cubicles! When I first moved to Miami I was a payroll clerk for a now bankrupt company. My desk was located on the second cubicle to the right when you entered the room. The space that I and my coworkers used was in a room with a door that could be locked, necessary when printing checks. My cubicle was decorated with pictures of the great out doors. My supervisor preferred working in another office and so once she moved her stuff I took over her desk! She had more space AND her desk was next to the large picture window.
I don’t like sitting in one space to long. When I became the manager of a tax preparation service I I could get up, walk around and interact with people in between getting my paperwork done. What I did not like was having someone tell me to do something I did not agree with.
I love working from home! Ironically my office is slightly bigger than that cubicle I had and my back is usually facing the window. I sit for hours at at time and I have to listen to people even when I don’t agree with them.
What is my point? Working from home, having a home based business, is not for everyone.
- You must have a work environment that is created to get the job done that may not be entertaining.
- It can be lonely.
- Being your own boss means telling yourself what to do and doing it.
- You have to be self motivating.
Over the years I have created a system that works for me.
- GOD- I begin my day reading the Word. Talking to Father God about the things that are on my mind. Praying for people and subjects that warrant. And determining if there is anything He wants me to do. (I volunteer)
- SELF- Though not necessarily #2 I must plan time for me. It is important to have balance in your life. I may go out for breakfast or make plans to watch a favorite program later on. Yes I even have my Facebook / Twitter time. And of course there must be time to exercise, at least 10 minutes.
- BUSINESS – I do some type of business everyday. I study, network, recruit and offer products, I do not do all things every day.
It would have been easier if I had kept the cubicle job however I would not have been able to help as many people as I do.