Yahoo calls in remote employees.
For years your friends and family have said you should start your own business. You’ve thought about it but why? You’ve got a great job. After all you work for Yahoo! You are one of the few employees that are able to work from home. There’s no commute time.
When your son or daughter suddenly gets ill you can be there for them because you work from home!
You reflect on how wonderful it is to look out your window on another cold and snowy day and know you can stay right where you are and still be productive.
Then comes the email from CEO Marissa Mayer. As you open it you can’t believe your eyes! In essence the memo states that all remote employees must know work from the office or quit!
How would you feel? Maybe your thoughts drift to that opportunity you had to start your own business but didn’t.
Now what do you do?
It appears that these remote employees aren’t happy and who could blame them.
It’s situations like this that make me realize even more than ever the decision I made to start my own business was the right one.
Many times people are fearful of starting their own business. They are fearful of failure. There’s the fear of not knowing how to start and run a successful business.
Fear can make your freeze in your tracts. Fear comes from the unknown. That’s why it’s so vital that you research the business you are interested in starting.
When you know the potential your business has and the steps to take in order to make it happen the fear starts to dissipate.
Knowledge is power. Don’t let fear of the unknown paralyze you.
Only you can seize the moment. Only you can decide your course of action. You have to take the time to research and then implement your strategies.
What fears do you have in starting and running your business? Is that fear stronger than the fear of being fired or asked to quit?
Post your thoughts and comments below.
Toni Nelson – Author, Online Visibility Strategist, Award winning Videographer & Photographer