How Beets Changed My Life
©2004 Sharon Davis
If there was one thing
I hated as a kid, it was beets. I couldn't stand the look of them.
Or the taste of them... although, I'm not sure I remember ever
actually eating one. I just knew I would hate them.
And so, my whole life I've held to the belief that I hate beets.
Until recently. I was at one of those huge salad bar restaurants and
there they were. My husband loves beets, and he was heaping them
onto his plate.
Yuck! "Come on, try one! You've never even had one, have you?", he
So, I did the unthinkable. I ate one.
And it was good! To think I'd been missing out all this time just
because of a stubborn opinion I'd formed as a kid.
So what does this have to do with working at home? My point here is
that I once felt the same way about home business opportunities.
When I first quit my job to stay at home with my kids, I wanted only
to find a telecommute job. No business opportunities. No network
marketing. No way. For reasons that escape me now, I had no desire
to start a business. In fact, I had a negative impression of
business opportunities in general. I thought most of them were
thinly veiled pyramid schemes (even though I'm not sure I really
knew then what constituted a pyramid scheme).
Eventually though, I succumbed to one of those "Mom's Needed!" ads
and I signed up with a - gasp - network marketing company. I liked
their product, which had educational value for kids and I actually
made a little bit of money. In fact, this is where I got the money
to start my former business, 2Work-At-Home.com (ED: this website no
longer exists, my children are now young adults so I work in a
business environment now).
In the beginning, my husband was beyond skeptical (yet this was the
very same person who convinced me to eat beets), but after a year of
toiling my efforts were really starting to pay off. I was able to
pay bills. I was even able to start getting some of those extras
that we wanted.
So, here I was a home business owner, even though I had started out
with the firm and non-negotiable goal of securing a telecommute job.
And you know what? I think I'm much happier running my own business
than I ever would have been working for a company.
Who'd have thought that beets could change someone's life?
Sharon Davis, a work-at-home expert, author and consultant.
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