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When you work at home you pretty well know “cash in your pocket” means money will be going to you. For years people have been completing other people’s bucket list to line others pockets with fistfuls of cash.
The person working to make money for the employer works hard, yet recognition hardly comes by. Frankly, I was one of those people.
There were times where I hit quota, yet all I got was a pat on the back. “You did a good job, this month,” I would think to myself, but the real kudos was going to my boss.
It wasn’t until many years later an “aha” moment struck in the form of, “you did a good job,” I realized my worth. I guess over time the affirmation finally hit home. It was then that I created a bucket list of what I wanted out of my working life.
By this time I was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted having to work so hard. Being away from my kids, sometimes even during the weekend made it that much harder.
Below I will share some of my work at home bucket list; maybe you will find some inspiration to carve out your career online.
- Travel at Will
Previously when I worked for someone else, I wasn’t able to get up and go. But now that I work for myself since the Internet is available anywhere in the world, I have the freedom to go wherever I want.
Especially the times when my children are off from school, some of those days off from school are my working days. But I do not need to worry because I can schedule my day around their activities.
The freedom I feel to be able to travel at will is pretty awesome!
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- Be Seen As an Expert of What I Do
Back in my working days, my employer got all the accolades for bringing in inspiring new thoughts. There are many times when some of those thoughts were mine, but due to an ethical issue, they belonged to the employer no matter what.
I wasn’t allowed to claim my thoughts or be seen as the expert of what I did. Always the recognition went back to my employer, he was seen as the one who had a hand behind what I was doing.
Oh! I’m not boss bashing; it’s just the way things work when you work for others,
Now that I work online others see me as an expert in what I do.
Why do they see me as an expert?
They see me as an expert because there’s no one behind me claiming ownership of my thoughts of what I put out there.
- Be Confident About Who You Are
During my working days, I was considered an employee. Just another person who came in did a 9-to-5 job then went home. This was more of a robot-like feeling.
Every day I woke up expecting the same results, nothing changed in my routine. There were no new expectations to expect, except what I had already been experiencing. Every day it was the same humdrum feeling of here we go again.
Now I get up excited in the morning because I never know what kind of inspiration will strike or where it will come from. I look forward to the day because I can take my time getting to where I need to be.
I’m confident about my skills as well as how I inspire others to go for their dreams. That confidence is reflected in the comments I get on my posts. When I started in this online business, the first contact I made as a newbie was with Zac Johnson, with his reply back, my confidence went up a whole notch.
Before I was afraid to approach others due to being an employee, now I approach people with confidence because there is no fear of being reprimanded in any which way or being told I took someone else’s customer away.
- Be Known As a Boss
Making my own decisions hasn’t been an easy process. There have been times where I have looked over my shoulder wondering if someone else is going to come and say, “Nope, that’s not your decision to make.”
Over time since I decided to be my boss, it has gotten easier. I have no one to answer to except myself. I’m not the type of person to beat myself up if I do make an error I find ways to fix it.
When I was an employee error was not allowed. If they happened there were consequences; sometimes those consequences came home. I remember many weekends where regret would rear its ugly over a mistake I had made.
But now that is not the case.
Because I’m responsible for any mistake, I make. The only person who questions me is me. This leaves no room for open regrets of failing someone else.
Employers who own up to their own mistakes, rather than pass the buck onto an employee, is what makes them the boss. This doesn’t always happen, because most are always looking out for their protection.
Self-preservation will always come first!
- Last But Not Least Money Goes Into My Pocket
As I had stated, earlier this was one of my biggest pet peeves. Although I know the employer may have worked hard to get where he was, I also had the same determination to get to a specific goal.
By helping the employer get to his goals, I was not able to get to my own goals, which became an issue for me. I had paid my dues as an employee, and now I was ready to set out on my way to financial freedom.
I have to say that working for someone else did give me the experience and knowledge I needed to be able to work for myself. I’m thankful for that.
So don’t get me wrong, I’m appreciative of all the skills I obtained.
But then there came a time where I realized what I was contributing to the company wasn’t bringing me the monetary recognition I had always believed would happen one day.
I was underpaid but overworked!
Recognizing my monetary worth wasn’t easy. But once I was able to deduce all the education I had paid for as well the years I had put into my job, I knew I was ready to start lining my pocket with financial freedom.