So this week has already been quite a roller coaster, and it is only Wednesday. But this week I was also reminded of why Working From Home, and having the financial freedom of owning my own business is so important to me.
The last 3 days I have had two sick little angels at home with me all day.
First was Tay, with a mild fever and deep cough.
Then today Sami with a stomach bug.
Thankfully Mike and I have avoided any illness *knock on wood with a TON of antibacterial hand sanitizer* but we have been able to work from home with these two right here with us, (well, three – but Indi is always here) and it has been awesome.
There was no “calling in sick”, no “fear of the boss” or “fear of losing my job” – in fact I was able to focus on work while the girls napped, and get my fill of snuggles (and Play House Disney) in between.
Tonight while we watched Halloween Town (for the nineteenth time), I realized how lucky I am to have had these last 3 days to be with my girls, with no fear of “losing” anything.
It was just another one of those moments where I was reminded why I love Coaching, and offering the guidance for women to have this same opportunities that I do.
I reflected back through the thousands of hours I have spent as a direct sales leader coaching and inspiring women to achieve their goals. I thought of the single moms who just wanted more time with their kids, the college students with student loans leering above their heads, the empty-nesters looking for a new passion, the Corporate burnouts who wanted something more fulfilling, the newlyweds wanting to buy a new home…
No matter the situation, the circumstance, or the individual, it all boiled down to one thing. They wanted FREEDOM. The freedom that so many of us take for granted, or don’t even really realize we have.
The freedom to not worry what they might “lose” if they make a wrong choice. The freedom to not have to “ask” someone for time off… more money… more hours…
So… what would your Freedom look like? Go beyond the material things, the “right now” things, the immediate stressers… and tell me what YOUR FREEDOM would look like.
Envision it…. share it… then LIVE it!