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Working From Home

Today is the beginning of a new adventure for me.  I am now officially self-employed with all the opportunities and pitfalls that implies.   It is both exciting and daunting at the same time.

This is a long-held dream brought to fruition, with lots of planning and hard work along the way.  I’ve prepared for this move as best I could, but there is still an element of risk involved.

I gave up a lucrative position at one of the country’s leading travel agencies to fulfill this dream of being an independent cruise specialist.  No longer will my paycheck come with unquestioned regularity.  In addition, I’m working from home and will have to discipline myself to stay focused and work diligently.

Frightening?  A bit.

Exciting?  A lot.

Risky?  To be sure.

As I expand my business and meet new clients, the potential is there to exceed what I traded away.  Perhaps it will prove to be the best decision I ever made.  Perhaps it will end up unsuccessful.  It will, nevertheless, not be a failure.  I’ve taken the chance and grasped for the brass ring.

If, at the end of the year I’ve given myself, I conclude that I haven’t achieved the level I had hoped for, what is the worst that can happen?  I go back to work for someone else, my head held high because I was willing to take the risk.

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