So the past couple of weeks have been a bit crazy.
The main reason being because I moved into a new townhouse, which I believe I underestimated slightly how much work was actually involved.
Anyways, I never really had my own working space when living with my parents or back when I was in college, so I made it a point when I moved out to put this at the top of my priority list.
You see when you live the work from home lifestyle, it’s so crucially important to be comfortable in your environment.
You need a place with minimal distractions, a door you can close, a space that makes you feel alert with enough light and plenty of room to fit your equipment.
Luckily, I found a place where I accomplished all of the above.
Here is a “before” picture a few days after I moved in of my home office:
Yes that’s a leather couch to the left…As you can see, not much was set up as this point. And to be honest I still have a long ways to go.
Here is an “after” picture of my home office as of the time writing this post:
Apologies for my amateur photography skills from my smartphone…
However, things are slowly coming along and in a few more weeks I expect to be done completely with it.
Now back to really the main point of this post and that’s the work from home lifestyle.
Realize that many people dream of working from home full-time, but a high percentage are just not cut out for this type of laid back environment.
I know that may sound surprising but hear me out for a second.
The vast majority of people are truly not disciplined enough to get things done when they’re at home and alone.
There are too many distractions: playing with your smartphone or dog, snacks, cleaning, cooking, web surfing (YouTube, Facebook etc.), sleeping….you catch my drift.
There’s a certain type of person and personality type that truly excels when working from home.
If that’s you, or if you believe that could be you, I recommend reading this here for some extra insight.
The people that do actually work from home full-time realize the true power and freedom this brings.
You can work in your pajamas.
You can put loud music on (only if it helps you concentrate)
You can eat breakfast while you work.
You don’t have to worry about a morning commute or traffic.
You don’t even have to think about 5 o’clock rush hour traffic.
You don’t have to worry about office politics.
You aren’t stuck in a stuffy cubicle.
You feel a sense of freedom and space.
Now many of the jobs or more importantly businesses people start where they can work from home are in the Digital Marketing field.
Both my side businesses and day job revolve around Internet Marketing as I feel this pathway provides me with the most flexibility when it comes to working where I want to and when I want to.
I’m the kind of person that absolutely loves working from home and can’t even imagine having to work full-time in an office again, but again this type of environment is not for everyone.
In fact, I believe that many people would get extremely bored of the work from home lifestyle…since there’s not much to it.
My advice to you if you’re even slightly interested in working from home and still stuck in a job where you have to physically be there, is to start a side-hustle that can potentially create job crushing income.
This could be soothing on the mind to know that many people out there can entirely create their own schedules and live on their own terms.
Anything is possible, and if working from home full-time is one of your dreams, you CAN make it happen.
So let me ask, do you currently work an office job or somewhere outside of the house?
Are you working from home part-time?
Or are you working from home full-time?