Thursday, May 28, 2015

Think working from home is too good to be true? Think again!

When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2008, I realized my life was about to change drastically. Along with the awesome responsibility of being the caregiver of another human came a lot of other, smaller responsibilities such as doctor appointments, play groups, packing lunches, etc.

In anticipation of returning to work, I decided to propose a new schedule including some work from home and time flexibility. My priority was to ensure my commitment to meeting my job responsibilities. As luck would have it, I stumbled upon the amazing web site Work Options, which I used to help me craft both my telecommuting and my maternity leave proposals. I'm happy to disclose my affiliate status with this excellent company.

Note the old-school flip phone

The freedom to work when I want, where I want, allows me to deliver superior results for my company. I am available for questions at extended times. I feel inclined to work late on a deadline knowing that I control my schedule the next day. Most of all, I feel empowered by the trust that my employer instills in me to use my best judgement, and in return I put forth my best effort. For more on what drives motivation in the workplace, I suggest Daniel Pink's recent book Drive.

Since 2008, I have always had the privilege of working in an environment that afforded me some flexibility. Since this is such an amazing situation to have, I want to give as many friends, colleagues, and readers as possible an introduction to Work Options.

Please join me at 9 pm EST on June 11 for a free Work Options telecommuting webinar specifically designed for Charismama readers. I'm delighted that Pat Katepoo, founder of Work Options, will be online to answer your questions. I look forward to seeing many of you online.

Just click on this link to register! It's free, so you have nothing to lose but so much to gain ... like control over your own time.

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