When I first told my mom the plans I had to work from home she said, “Yeah right, no one believes in stuff like that.” My mom is old school. She thinks that unless you physically get up before the break of day and head in to punch a clock then you are not working.
When I first started I had the typical thoughts of failure, and giving in to self-doubt along with public doubt. I prayed and cried, and then I prayed and cried a little more. My husband always said, “start over, who can you ask about getting started?” I didn’t know anyone, the only thing I had was Google and my God.
What people don’t understand is that God always puts us in certain situations just to see how we will take care of ourselves and His people. I asked God to place His hands on me and to never remove them because I was afraid I wasn’t going to make it. He has done just that.
Working from home takes drive and motivation to get that butt up and get it done. Procrastination loves company. When I first started I lagged, I soon learned that if I don’t work, I don’t eat. Any path that you decide to take will take time and skill to get to where you want to be. I am here to tell you that I am so glad I didn’t look back and decided to press on.
If I can shine my little light on one person, and inspire them then my heart is happy. The next time you decide to step out on faith and self-doubt, along with the doubt of others hits you; just say yep that’s right! I’m going to do it so move over, cause God and I are headed that way!
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