Working from home is the American dream for many -- but it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Simply put, not everyone is cut out for telecommuting, working from home, or virtual offices -- and that's okay. Just because something sounds appealing doesn't mean you have the compartmentalization skills necessary to balance work and life in the same landscape.
This is one issue you don't want to push.
The good news is that there are options like hot desking, shared business space, and even working from your local coffee shop. As an entrepreneur, the trick is finding an environment that's best for you -- and where you're most productive. Have you been trying to force yourself to be a work-from-home entrepreneur? If so, here are a few signs that it's just not going to happen:
- You're a procrastinator
- You're a multi-tasker
- You get distracted
Do you realize that the average person will leave your website in 400 milliseconds of time? This is shorter than it takes a person to blink. You only have so long to attract the attention of your customer, if you miss this opportunity your customer will leave and never come back.
- You can't remember the last time you saw daylight
If you think working from home works for you, count yourself lucky and don't force yourself to get an office "just because". Working from home has many benefits, and if you're fortunate enough to be able to swing it, more power to you. Just make sure your work, home life, and health are equally cared for along the way.