A Word from A
1999, by Cheryl Demas
- I often wonder if other
Work At Home Moms share my home business fantasies. Most of the
time, my feet are firmly planted on the ground. I have my business
plan, I work hard each day, and I slowly make progress towards
- But there are
days when I imagine that the next phone call will be a publisher
calling with a great book deal, or a big investing group calling
to ask where they should send the check. Now, not all of my fantasies
are this good mind you.
I have my down days too, when I've been sure that this will never
work out, and that there will never be another visitor to my
web site. I will look back years from now and wonder why I ever
devoted so much time and energy to such a losing proposition.
So I will decide that I need a break, and to cheer myself up,
I will pack up the car and the kids and we'll head to the zoo
for the day. We'll eat junk food and stroll around and just waste
time in general.
- But then I'll
start thinking about my business again, and I'll fantasize that
while I'm gone, Oprah will call, but I won't be home, so she
will leave a message saying that they're looking for a woman
to talk about Work At Home Moms on the show, and they would love
to have me come to Chicago, but I have to call her back before
5:00 that day, or they will have to call someone else. And I
don't get the message until late that night because I've decided
to take the girls to the zoo for the day. After all, flexibility
is the reason I like working from home so much, and my kids are
the most important thing to me. There we are, having a great
time at the zoo, but I can't stop thinking about Oprah, so I
start to get a little panicked, and I call voice mail, just to
But, there aren't any messages, and of course there really aren't
any messages from Oprah or her producers, so I hang up and think
about what a dork I am.
- I don't think
I'm alone in my fantasies. At least I hope not. From the conversations
I've had with other Work At Home Moms, these ups and downs are
pretty common, the fantasies just seem to be a part of being
So if you're someone who is deciding if home business is right
for you, keep this in mind. You won't have many routine, boring
days in front of you. It can be a roller coaster, this home business
lifestyle, but I'm willing to stay put for the ride. In fact,
I prefer it.
- So if you think
you're up for a few laps on the coaster, buy your ticket and
join us. I don't think you'll regret it.
(Memo to Oprah, you can call anytime!)