Last weekend you all ranted and raved about living the good life as work at home moms and dads. Hopefully we inspired one or two people along the way to consider coming over to the dark light side with us.
But as Wendy H pointed out earlier, there tends to be some romanticism about working at home – and I think we all know full well that sometimes running a home business isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, I’ll reiterate that if you can’t balance work and home life well and keep yourself motivated and productive, working at home can put you out of business.
I get questions about challenges people are facing all of the time. Things like having a skeptical or unsupportive spouse, time management challenges, childcare issues (not unique to us entrepreneurs, of course), and many other things.
What’s my biggest challenge while working at home?
Well, there are quite a few challenges I have had in the past. After 7 years of experience in a home office, thankfully they don’t bother me as much as they used to. But today I still wish it was harder to walk away from work – both physically and mentally. Even when I’m off taking down time, my mind is still working on ideas, site optimization, and ten other random strategic business decisions.
I really only get a break when I’m either on our boat with the family or reading Harry Potter. It’s an area I’m constantly working to improve.
So what do you think is the worst part about working at home?
Thanks to 45n5, Randa, Jordan, Stephanie, Windyridge, Melissa, Kelly, Katie, Holli Jo, Aruni, Laura, Steph, Suzie, Mother Earth, Susan, Mark, Alex, Nathania, Hoto, SpokaneMama, and Miss Lingerie for sharing the best parts of working at home last week!