You Don't Have to Leave Your Family to Go to Work!
How is that possible you ask?
For years, I did not think it was possible either. I, just like most Americans, had been programmed to believe that the only way to earn a living was to get up everyday and “leave for work.”
Therefore, I did what I knew to do… I got a job and went to work. Then I started my own business and functioned very much the same way. My work expanded to fit the “allotted work week” and my expenses expanded to meet what I could earn in that period of time. The result, was a stretched thin life with no margin that resulted in me responding “busy” to anyone that asked “How are you doing?”
I bet you have been there. Most of us still are there. However, this is a recent phenomenon. For most of the history of the world people did not function this way. They and their families worked together in “family businesses.” Then, the industrial revolution needed people to work in the factories… Schools were structured to prepare people for factory work and our routine changed.
In yesterday’s podcast, Tommy and I talked about Family Business, Homeschooling, and lifestyle. As Tommy put it, “The Family is under attack!” I believe it is possible to get off the rat-race and live differently. Our family has committed to living simply, and working together to earn our living. This lifestyle will provide us the margin to invest time and money in the things that really matter to us…. our relationships and making a difference in our community.
Making this a reality is not easy… even for us. We recently made the hard decision for Victoria to put in her notice at Liberty University. She is transitioning to join me in the business and build her own business The Simplified Office. These decisions are hard, we prayed a lot, had peace about the decision, and have a plan… but there is still fear.
What if the business doesn’t grow? What if the revenue doesn’t come in? Were we crazy? We have asked all these questions… but at the end of the day, we just know that it is worth it.
It is possible for you too. Maybe your discouraged. I pray that today you will see a spark of possibility that motivates you to move toward a better future. It isn’t easy… but it is possible. Others have done it before.
If you know someone else who needs this encouragement, please forward them this message and share the episode on social media.
Here’s to your Success!