This post was first published on June 12, 2008.
Do you love your job? No, I mean, really love it? Or are you just doing it because someone has to stay home with the kiddos, and well, the laundry isn’t going to fold itself?
Many of us have “bonus” jobs – we work from home for pay in various ways, and some of you even leave the house to work. But today, I’m only talking about your job as a home manager.
And as a mom.
Because there are two important parts to my original question – it IS indeed a job, and it’s hopefully one you love.
Running a home is not unlike running a business, and you’re doing yourself (and your family) a disservice to treat it otherwise. If your home was Home, Inc., would it succeed? Would its accounts balance financially? Would your team members thrive and find satisfaction in spending most of their waking hours there?
And are you happy with your job? Are you aware of the weight and magnitude of the role God has given you – that you’re privileged to guide and grow a small fraction of the next generation? Does it thrill you to pieces that as a home manager, you get to provide a haven for the very people you happen to love more than any in the world?
Give yourself a little motivational kick today by reminding yourself that running your home is indeed a job, regardless of the lucrative lack of pay. But you’re also blessed to have one of the most important jobs on earth.
There are accounts to balance,
Photo by CJ Peters
supplies and tools to be organized,
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brainstorming sessions to be had,
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ample time to plan how you’ll lead your “team,”
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training sessions aplenty,
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and the best part – benefits to enjoy.
Photo by Greg Lawler
Being a home manager IS a job. And it’s one of the best out there. Grab your cup of coffee, clock in today, and do it well.
I don’t pretend to think it’s easy to think this way. How easy or hard is it for you to have a good attitude as you work at home? What tasks are the hardest to enjoy? The easiest?