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What does “working from home” even mean?

What does “working from home” even mean? “Working from home”, as opposed to “working in an office”? I get what it’s implying. It’s saying you’re not in a regular job. But, it also suggests that it’s a home vacation rather than an actual business. As in, a “home business” that operates from a “home office”. To a lazy person that doesn’t sound as sexy as “work from home”. Because “work from home” doesn’t sound like work at all. But, you’d be wrong. And you’re bound to fail because of it. If you romanticize the idea that:

You’ll be hoping out the bed late, sipping a custom brew by noon, and making a lofty lifestyle living by the evening”.

And all that, because you’re so awesome.

I’m not saying there’s no one living that life. But they have a few things going for them that might not be so obvious…

1) They have systems/software/people automating most (if not all) tasks for them.
2) Their ability to create income doesn’t need their presence.
3) They have 3-7 (or more) sources of income.
4) Their entire business & personal life is overseen & managed from a phone.

There are many things to unpack in those 4 items, but the short story is…

It takes a lot of time, money, energy, and leverage to amount that level of “wake up late in the morning” lifestyle. Access to prevailed information goes a long way too.

Some people were lucky enough to have at least 1 of those 3 things inherited from their parents. If you’re still reading this, it’s likely that you aren’t one of those people. No offense. I’m not one either.

Thankfully, it’s not impossible for you to have that in your lifetime. But you’ll never begin that process by thinking “work from home” is a cool thing you’ll do one day. You better be thinking “I’ll have a home business that operates from my home office one day”.

The seriousness of how you speak about your goals says a lot about how far you’ll go.