January 2, 2011
So this thought tonight is purely based on a lifestyle choice. It’s not for the people who want to become office furniture, collect a welfare check from a company on payday as a ‘thank you’ for showing up, and definitely not for the person who plays the game of RISK with cautious play.
Of course, with all this risk there comes a lot of positive options. For instance, there is only one boss. You get to face that boss every time you look in the mirror and have conversations about what to do next. Sometimes when something isn’t working out real well, I fire myself from a project and move on… its a fun way to accept that I’m not capable of doing everything I thought I could, at least not with the results I was hoping for. There is a bonus with time freedom, and my favorite, beingable to set time limits working on a project or task then breaking up the day by doing something completely different.
From a financial standpoint, it opens some nice doors. There are tax benefits which I highly suggest talking to an accountant about before getting started. This will save some headaches in the long run as well as giving some structure to your expenses recording. Additionally there is a significantly lower cost of ‘wardrobe’ benefit, lower fuel costs, etc., that are all associated with having a business that allows you to work from home.
The last point I’ll hit on is that it allows for great family relationships. Since we home school, I sometimes get the kids involved with what I am working on. They not only get to learn a little about how I create an income, but are seeing me model discipline and integrity by completing jobs, communicating, and completing what I commit to. And lets be honest, its nice to say “lets go play outside for a little while” and take a 30 minute break to play some catch or kick a soccer ball around, clear the head up, come in and have a light snack and big glass of cold water then get back into that ‘thing’ that was bogging you down with a clearer head.
Whether you’re finding yourself part of the growing suddenly ‘unemployed’ group or working and wanting to find that little extra income to boost up your bank account, a home based business can bring many great benefits. From the tax benefits and reduced costs of being in business and reduced stress to the family time and time to take care of yourself, a home based business is definitely worth considering.Colin Bulla is a Certified Life Coach and Professional Network Marketer. Call 239-878-2328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an interview to receive coaching or to work with his amazing networking team of sharp men and women changing their financial stars!