Posted by Wendy on September 21, 1999 at 13:06:10:
In Reply to: juggling a severe interference-anyone relate? posted by Anne Teschler on September 19, 1999 at 13:46:19:
I can certainly relate to your situation, but not for the same reason. When I first opened my office service, my family seemed to have the same attitude about my job as your ex seems to have about yours. But a year and a half later, instead of making not-so-veiled suggestions about potential jobs for me, they are asking me about my "business."
Ask yourself if you really think of your "job" as a job, and if you do, then there is absolutely no reason for you to feel compelled to do anything else.
It really helped me to do silly little things like design a company logo, print business cards and publish a web site. I know it sounds silly, but when I had something to give someone who asked me what I do, it made me feel more professional.
I have also registered my business with a couple of local internet business services. You might consider joining your Chamber of Commerce or a Women's Business Owners Organization.
Once you start to feel like an entreprenuer, those around you will stop considering your job a hobby.
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