Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. — Oscar Wilde
I talk a lot about bliss and finding that Oprah-fied “aha” moment, here on the blog. The truth is, though: It ain’t easy, that journey towards bliss. In fact, the truth is this: The path towards living a life you love is paved with (ahem, excuse my French)and failures. The key to getting to that place of bliss is to learn from these crummy episodes and gain wisdom from them.
Do you know why I decided to hold my work at home mom’s workshop? Well, for starters, there is already a need for it. A lot of moms have written to me, asking about that leap from working girl to working mom; inquiring about work at home jobs; seeking advice on how to setup a work at home business, etc. The workshop is a response, an event to discuss and strategize about these concerns. It will be about the what, where, why, and how of working from home… but it will also be a safe, open space to talk about — and learn from — the mistakes and mishaps of work at home individuals.
Why talk about these? Because when people share about their hard lessons, even failures, their testimonies and success stories become all the more sweet. That’s because one person’s boo-boo can be another person’s lightbulb moment. We learn that mistakes can be avenues towards progress; we learn to appreciate the rough edges of a dream. When we hear about other people’s journey’s towards success, their moments of failure — and how they prevailed through them — is motivational gold.
That’s what I’m talking about today over at The Work at Home Woman. I hope you’ll hop on over there and read about some freelancing mistakes and lessons I’ve learned the hard way. I hope that my mistakes and shortcomings as a work at home professional will have you nodding your heads instead of shaking them. May they be gold to you, and help you avoid similar pitfalls as you navigate this work at home life.
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