One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the ability to call your own shots.  When you work, how you work, and where you work.  And a Snow Day in Flagstaff, AZ is a great day to exercise your right to change that up with a moment’s notice.

Around 5:30AM I watched as the snow began to fall.  (No, I’m not usually up that early.  But thanks to a little middle of the night insomina, I was able to watch the snow storm right from the beginning.)  At any rate, predictions were for serious snow, so I decided I’d hunker in and work from home.

Work From Home on a Snow Day #snowday #workday #smallbusiness

I texted my outside appointments to reschedule.  I’m sure they were glad they weren’t going to have to wrestle the snow day traffic, so it all worked out just fine.

I spent the working hours of my day making phone calls, catching up on necessary computer work and taking in person meeting via Zoom (one of my new fave tools…you gotta check it out!)

Add in my good intention to clear the driveway to surprise the Hubby, an awesome neighbor who taught me a new skill, and my ability to get back up and keep going after falling on my rear – and you’ve got my Snow Day Work from Home Shenanigans.

For me, I love working from home.  I also love having an office space outside of my home.  I’m not there every day, but when I need it, it’s priceless.  Some days there’s just too much going on at home and I need to get myself into an office environment.  But most days, I’m able to handle the work from home lifestyle.  I’m fairly focused on work no matter where I’m working from.  But I’ll admit, when I began my entrepreneur journey back in 2002, this wasn’t the case.

Back then, I was a master at avoiding work-work by doing home-work.  You know, laundry, dishes, cleaning up my toddlers’ messes.  That sort of thing. Part of that was because back then I saw my work role as a stay at home first and foremost, and a business owner second.  In fact, I wouldn’t even say I saw myself as a business owner.  I was (and still am) a REALTOR.  But you know, in the beginning I didn’t really understand the entrepreneur mindset.  You can read about my journey shifting from “employee” to “entrepreneur” here.

Today, I’ve got this.  I can successfully work from my home office and keep my businesses running.  But that’s not a skill I mastered overnight for sure!  So watch today’s vlog and see how my Work From Home day went.  And leave a comment to let me know what you’re BIGGEST challenge is when working from home.

Until Next Time,

Jacki Semerau Tait
The Card Everyone Project