Working From Home and Making It Work | Roadblocks Are Ok

by Merissa on March 28, 2012

in Frugal Living Tips, Make Money

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In case you missed part one and two of this series, head over here to read them first:

Working from Home and Making It Work | Is It Right For You?

Working from Home and Making It Work | Choosing Your Career Path

In your path to working from home you might come across some roadblocks. Some might just be little and no big deal while others make you want to crawl in the corner and hide.

It's ok, that's normal.

In the last 3 years, I've hit my fair share of roadblocks. I've had to make decisions that I didn't want to make. I've had days where I've called my hubby at work and just cried over the phone. I've stumbled, been put down, and been pushed aside, but I always stayed determined. It's ok to feel upset about something in your business but you should never feel defeated. Take your time to grieve over your roadblock, then pick yourself up and know that you are so much stronger, resourceful, and bigger than that. Jump back up on your feet and push the roadblock down.

Other work at home men and women that I know tend to be very creative when it comes to dealing with issues in their business. I think that's one of the big things it takes to be able to work from home and run your own job or business. You have to know how to turn something around or you won't be able to get back on your feet again.

My 2 biggest personal challenges are feeling put down and that always famous writer's block. Let me tell you, when you put yourself out there you are going to have many, many days where you feel put down. I've been bashed for decisions I've made, sent rude emails, and more. During those times when I was hurt I gave myself time to feel the hurt. I didn't pretend that everything was ok. I reached out to my support team, I went for a walk, I shut the computer and ended my day of work in the middle of the day. I walked away for a little bit. During that time I'd reflect on what had happened and then I'd encourage myself to keep going. It's good to remember that for every bad egg you come across, there are 1000 good ones that will be there for you.

Every roadblock that I've come across has just made me stronger and more determined to continue down this road I've chosen. I almost always bounce back from a setback with a brand new and better plan than before. I'm fully committed to making it work so I know that somehow, even when I don't always think so, I will make it work.

Roadblocks are what push us to the next level, make us try harder and give it our very best...if we could just head through business (or life) without anything going wrong I think it might get pretty boring and we wouldn't have higher goals to reach for. Embrace the roadblocks!

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1 Heather :) :) :) March 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Wonderful encouragement. Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I was surprised when you said people sent you rude emails. That’s too bad, but I”m glad that you didn’t let that stop you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather πŸ™‚


2 Pamela August 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

Thanks for the good advice and encouragement on roadblocks! This applies whether we are homeschooling, mothering, running a ministry for women, or starting a new career/job at home, etc.


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