Why I Decided To Work From Home (Part 3) Divine Intervention or Just Good Luck?)

(If you haven’t already, read parts one and two before reading this)

About a month after I quit my job, I had still not found my “fantastic work at home opportunity”  I was cleaning out an old drawer when I found an old address book and started to flip through it. When I got to the “Rs” I saw the name of an old friend of mine who because I had moved house a few times, had lost touch with over the years. She and I had been in a business together and I really liked and respected her.. So I though to myself, “let me give her a call” I did. After a couple of rings, a voice said “Hello?.. Roma? I said..It’s Julie How are you?  She was very surprised to hear from me. But was what even more amazing that she was in her empty home and had come back to disconnect and collect the phones. She had moved out of town a few days earlier. If I had called 15 minutes later, The phone would have been disconnected and I might never have got back in touch with her. we exchanged new phone numbers and promised to keep in touch.

I called her a few days later and we caught up on the last 7 or 8 years or so. Then she asked me a strange question..She asked me if I was making all the money I wanted. I laughed out loud. I knew from my time in “one of those things” that this was THE question. Roma…What are you into now? I asked still laughing. But she was not laughing. She was deadly serious. “Travel” she said. suddenly I wasn’t laughing any more either. “Travel?” I repeated. “Online Travel” she said. Well if you have ever heard the English term gobsmacked, That was me. I was gobsmacked.

And the rest they say……………………………is history

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Why I Decided To Work From Home (Part 2) What Was Next?

Ok . So I had made the choice to stop working for someone else and work for myself. I knew with every fiber of my being that this was the right thing to do no matter how uncertain the future. I had discovered that  I loved to travel but now what? I knew the internet was a good place to start so I began to research some online travel websites.

There were a gazillion of them! It seemed everyone and his uncle had ventured into online travel. Even Donald Trump (Although I viewed this as a good thing) How was I going to compete with all these companies? They were just too big and powerful. I mean Barry Dillard paid $5.1BILLION to buy Expedia for heavens sake!

I was stumped! I began to think I had not thought this through. I started to have second thoughts. I even started “glancing” in the “classifieds”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!…………….. Now what?

To Be Continued.