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Burnout Prevention: Becoming Your Own Boss From Home - Articles Surfing
Tired of the suit and tie? Maybe you're a panty-hose, skirt-wearing kind of business person? Regardless, the polyester can stifle the skin, and the regulations of traditional jobs can stifle the personality. Everyday the tired, burn-out cogs of the business world wake up, curse their alarm clocks and the jobs that requires them, chug a cup of coffee, and leave the house to make their contribution to the machine called the workforce. More individuals hate their jobs than those who love them. The indifferent do not matter. Thus why should the masses not consider working from home?
A plethora of opportunities exist for the disciplined and burn-out worker desiring to work from home. Both gender-neutral and gender-specific work at home business opportunity exist. Gender-specific work typically focuses on women, most likely because the work at home business opportunity began with the concept of full-time homemakers (typically housewives) earning some extra cash for their families. Thus the inception of businesses such as Mary Kay products, Tupperware, and other female-friend paraphernalia sales began.
However, the work-from-home world is no longer just about home-friendly products, though they still dominate the world of the work at home business opportunity. Men have since invaded the women's world as more jobs offer telecommuting and online-commuting options. Individuals working living in Los Angeles can work for a company in New York just as easily now without considering a move across the country.
Thanks to the internet and a computer in nearly every home in America, just about anyone within the borders of the United States that has minimal technical skills can work from home. Some people have even opened their own business, selling products from home with sites like eBay that offer a safe and reliable venue. Others may simply just take the traditional route and seek a market close to home with their God-given talents like carpentry or gardening. Even these everyday skills can turn into a full-time work at home business opportunity of a person is determined enough to make them work.
Regardless of the type of work an individual seeks from home, he must keep a few basic principles in mind that will help him succeed in the work-from-home workforce. First, he must continue to maintain a set schedule for his new job. Doing so will not only force him to put in the necessary hours, but it will also prevent burnout for the workaholic on the other side of the spectrum. Additionally, those who work from home must maintain as professional an appearance as possible. If he plans on meeting clients face to face, he should dress appropriately. If he plans on teleconferencing, he must do so with a professional tone of voice and appropriate language. Basic business sense and social skills matter even more when a person is running his own office, even if it is from the basement of his home.
Ultimately, we all want a little bit of freedom. We desire the freedom to dress the way we would like, to keep our own hours, and to say "no" to a job if it comes along at a bad time in life. But only those who own their own business and answer only to themselves instead of a man in a suit will possess that freedom. The opportunity awaits those who really want it.
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