That was me last week. Slightly bitter because my husband was home for a limited time only. It was a surprise so I had no extra days off planned, and had just taken quite a few days off two weeks prior when he was here. It sucked getting out of bed when he was still in it, and sitting at work when he was sitting at home. I rushed home every day so anxious to spend what was left of the day with him. We didn't do much, because even though he was on vacation, I was in work mode. I was tired (although so was he from jet lag) and had to be up early, so we ate dinner and watched TV. Not super exciting, but time together is time together and I was glad to have it.
It's times like this when I wish I was one of those multi-level millionaires that work from home and poolside locations throughout the world. Surely you've seen their pics and gushing testimony all over social media about how awesome their life is. How they make so much money that they retired their husbands out of the workforce. How they can work from anywhere as long as they have a laptop and wi-fi. How they don't have to ask their boss for time off, and no longer hate Monday's. They seem to be on cruises a lot.
Be your own boss. Be home with your kids. Take vacation when you want. Drink wine in front of a fireplace on Tuesday afternoon. But isn't that sales? Oh no, you don't have to sell anything. It's so easy! Working 9-5 is unnecessary.
Guys. I don't get it. If I don't have to sell anything then how do I make money to support myself? Multi-level marketing is all about sales, but I have been approached by people who claim to be making a lot of money and claim that you don't have to sell anything. If your income depends upon a product that you actively promote it is sales. Even if the product is so good it sells itself, it's sales. Let's just say it's true and you don't have to sell a specific product or a specific thing, you are most certainly selling something. You are selling the program, and you are also selling yourself in a way. That's how you get people to sign up...so you can make money off of them...and then you motivate those people so they will get other people to sign up...so you can make money off of them.
I don't doubt that there are people making a ton of money selling wraps, essential oils, fitness products or cosmetics, but I have this feeling that they are the exception not the rule, and that there are just enough of them to make people think it's easy to have that same success. I also don't doubt that there are a lot of people stretching the truth and probably don't like it as much as they claim or don't make full time living off of it as they imply, because if it was truly that easy, and that lucrative why isn't everyone doing it? Why hasn't everyone quit their jobs, signed up to sell whatever it is they like, and found themselves rolling in the dough on a permanent vacation? Also, if everyone did it, who would do everything else? From what I understand, we actually need people working in offices, retail shops, hospitals, airports, and all the other places that are integral to society.
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Earning money online as your sole source of income isn't for everyone. This blogger could write one million posts about how she made $100,000 in a month online, not in a year a month, but I still wouldn't be able to figure out how to do it! My mind is literally blown by how successful she has become through blogging. This girl is legit, and she doesn't brag about it, she informs.
My job limits the amount of vacations I can take, and the days I can stay home, but I also wouldn't be taking vacation if I didn't have it. I wouldn't be doing a lot of things if I didn't have it. I might not even own a home if I didn't have it. We love to travel, and thanks to my job, not necessarily in spite of my job (because that's the better way to look at it), I have managed to take some pretty fantastic vacations. Over Thanksgiving I got to spend a nice chunk of time with my long distance husband. Last week I got to spend a wonderful long weekend with family. It may not be as much as I want. It never is! But that's life. Some things you can and/or are willing to change, others you can't and/or won't. You maximize what you have, make it work, and even if it isn't ideal, you have to move past the bitter and be glad for the good things you got. You really just have to.
I had to make do with less time with MJ than I wanted last week, I live for the weekends, I hate Monday's, and the only thing I get to choose about my schedule is what time I take my lunch break, but we saw Beauty and the Beast together at the "fancy" theater The Lot, and spent too much money on overpriced drinks downtown just because. Searsucker is kinda pricey, and we could have stayed there and eaten if we wanted to, but chose to get sloppy burgers at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers instead. Yes, that's the name. I'm not a Girl Boss. I am not my own boss. I have a boss, who I had ask for an extended amount of time off this summer. The answer was yes, and for all of that...all of it...I am grateful.