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”There’s no rehab program for being addicted to freedom.  Once you’ve seen what it’s like on the other side, good luck trying to follow someone else’s rules ever again.”  I so agree with this.

I worked from home for over a year and a half.  Now, being a work from home agent is not all it is cracked up to be.  Even as an off-the-charts introvert, I missed people, the buzz of the office, and opportunities to learn from others.  Being at home, I felt too isolated and really I was still trapped in a cube, it just happened to be my home office.

Yet, I had a measure of freedom that will be difficult to replace with a traditional job.  So, instead, I am looking for a unique opportunity where I can be a responsible overseer of resources, get paid for the work (not for the hours), and have control, freedom, and flexibility in what I do.  

What is your take on author's Chris Guillebeau quote?

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Comment by Jeff David on June 16, 2012 at 9:58pm

Love this. I have been self-employed for nine years. Currently I am in transition to another career-still self employed. The best analogy for me is that when you have eaten at a fabulous restaurant, you will never return to a chain.

Jeff David

Comment by Tim West-Go West Coaching on June 9, 2012 at 1:05pm

It is very true!  Having closed a classic car business two years ago and working for someone else while working on a new business is tough!  But I have a taste of the freedom and yes I am addicted!!

Comment by Marty Wenger on June 7, 2012 at 9:56pm

No rehab needed-  but using the freedom to one's best advantage (in all aspects-  physical, spiritual, financial, etc) is likely to take some practice.

Comment by Peter A Ferguson on June 7, 2012 at 9:09am

I think Dan has found a great balance. Work from home, but have a lunch scheduled almost every day. Add in Eagle's Club, a few webinars or training calls with family, and you've got a fairly busy week. I see it as being able to scale either way - you could also put in Rotary's Club, local commerce meetings, etc. 

I am still working a 9-5 job, but I regularly schedule lunches (1 a week right now) and love the interaction to talk about stuff other than my regular work, seek other's perspectives on what I'm working on, and learning new things from others. 

Good luck! 


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