Faith and Business 101: Knowing When to Move On

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: – Ecclesiastes 3:1

As important as perseverance, determination, and hard work are a part of working from home–an even more important trait might very well be knowing when to move on.

As I mentioned before–you might have to try several times before you find something that works for you, before you find your niche and have success.

Stepping away can be so hard though. When you’ve poured money, time, sweat, tears and more into getting a business up off the ground moving on can be heartbreaking. If you’re like me you pour your heart into anything you do so when it flops it’s so easy to beat yourself up about it–to take it personally and think that maybe if you just work a little harder it will finally succeed. And maybe it will–but only you know if it will be worth the cost.

As I mentioned before I got my big introduction into the work at home world by doing scrap-for-hire. It didn’t take me too long to discover that although I adored scrapping for my own, doing it as a job really did turn it into “work”. I would finish a layout that I was super excited about….only to be asked to change this that and the other. As I mentioned before I ended up pourings hours and hours into a layout that I was getting paid $5-$8. It got to the point where what I was bringing in wasn’t even covering the website maintenance fees anymore. It was time to move on, so I did.

That move was a fairly easy one though–I felt that I’d learned valuable things from the experience and decided to quit when I was given a new job opportunity. But what if you’ve been pouring hours for months without seeing a penny? What if you’re clinging on to hope for success and there is no “back up plan” or new job to go to?

A few things to consider is why you’re working in the first place–is it essential that you work (as in your basic bills won’t get paid if you quit) or did you do this for “fun”? Are you having much fun anymore or is it hurting your family life because of all the hours and stress that are building up?

Remember during these difficult times to seek God–He is the source of all wisdom and promises to give it to those who ask!

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