Work From Home
If you get that old dreaded feeling in the pit of your stomach every time you head off to your workplace for the day – it could mean your job is TOXIC. Check out these 5 signs your job is toxic. Do any of them describe your current work environment?
The Daily Commute in Stressful Traffic
Bumper-to-bumper…you’re on the freeway (or so it’s meant to be) travelling at a snails pace, while your mind is going at 100miles an hour. That frustrating feeling being stuck in traffic sets in. No way out! Then there are the buses – the timetable, the rush, the squeeze, the pressure to get to your workplace on time. Those stress levels are killing you right?
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Everyday we receive emails from people asking for contract on-line work – work they can do using their own computer from home. They offer services like wordprocessing, data input, email management, article writing, web-design … and the list goes on. Their messages indicate to me, that many virtual “work from home” businesses are struggling to get enough clients to make their virtual assistant business viable.
This is how the typical enquiry goes “I’ve been running my own Virtual Assistant Business from home for 3 years now. It’s a part-time business for me right now but I’d like to expand and I do have capacity to take on extra work. I’d like to apply for a contractor position within your company …”
Is that you? Are you desperately trying to break away from the office politics and set yourself up to work from home. I don’t blame you – I’ve been there. Or maybe you have already started your own business from home but are struggling to find clients and build your income. I’ve been there also, so I know how you feel. It isn’t easy right?
“Opportunities that sound too good to be true are usually scams… If something sounds too good to be true, trust your instincts”
Would you agree with this statement?
The thing is, in many circumstances I’d say I agree. But today I’m disagreeing. I’m going with – “If it sounds too good to be true – go for it!”
Now, if you’re a skeptic and have been looking for a genuine work-from-home opportunity you’re likely wary of all the online job scams out there.
Finding new clients for your virtual assistant business can be easy and fast if you know where to look. There are so many tried and tested techniques that work. Ways you can start making genuine income in your own virtual business today. Here are 7 ways, sure there’s more, but these 7 are a great place to start …
1. Past employers …
Past employers are the quickest and easiest place to find new clients. You’ve already got a relationship with them. They’ve already had a sampling of your work, they know what you do, and hopefully they like you!
When I first started out, my past employers were my very first clients. They didn’t want to lose me, so they didn’t have to. I continue to work for them – just more on my terms now.
The key here is to let your past employers know that you’re available and what it is you can do for them. As you explain the advantages of using your services, I guarantee they’ll come on board and you’ll have a ready steady stream of income!
This week I’ve been reading a book about “toxic success” and how the ideal view of success doesn’t necessarily bring us the euphoric happiness that we had hoped for.
Thinking about my own life – I remember the times when I felt so exhausted, hurried and unappreciated that I would cry. I was traveling to and from the City every day in peak hour traffic, working with a demanding boss and ridiculous deadlines. You know what I’m talking about right?? Everyday the pressure mounted. Everyday I hoped it would get better… until that sick feeling set in. That sick sinking feeling from the bottom of your gut that you just can’t face another day in the “rat race”.
I remember the day distinctly; I was standing on a corner in the city waiting for the lights to change, watching three obese business men in there black and grey suits, gabbing about their next appointment. “Ahhh, I said to myself – I can’t take this anymore, no more, I’m getting out!” Little do those three men know how they impacted my life that day. It just set something off in my mind – I didn’t want to be there – I made the decision – I just had to get out!
Many of you may have felt that way before (those of you who have escaped already), you “feel my pain” so to speak – and I am sure those of you who haven’t yet made your escape are feeling the pain NOW. Well I got out and you will too! But there are some things you need to know first:
1. You need to DECIDE to get out! Unless you decide it’s not going to happen.
2. You need to know WHY you want to get out – that will give you the motivation!
3. You need to know WHERE you are going – If you don’t know where you going, how do you get there?
4. You need to have an ESCAPE PLAN – if you don’t have an escape plan then how will you get out?
5. You need to PREPARE well for your escape plan – by preparing in advance you will ensure your success!
Change IS scary and I’ll kid you not, so is the escape. But it’s worth it! Don’t do it all at once – make the decision to be your own life architect TODAY.
Start to design your life. It’s not all going to happen today but you can start by making the DECISION.
THINGS TO DO …
• Make the decision (in your mind) you are going to “get out” – go ahead write it down – put a date next to it.
• Make a list of all the things that you want to move away from – what do you want OUT of your life.
• Make a list of all the things you want in your life (go ahead dare to dream – just write them down).
Once you know what you want you can start on your plan to get there ….