Vacation is usually a wonderful thing. Rest, relaxation, an escape from the everyday. But sometimes, a brief break from a job we hate forces us to face what life can be like when we enjoy our days rather than dread them. Long before the holiday is over we feel our stress level go up again as we recognize that returning to our job actually sucks the life out of us.
If you’re feeling a little jealous of your children getting excited about going back to school while all you have to look forward to is another long stretch of doing work that doesn’t fulfill you, this is the perfect time to consider your options.
Life is all about choices and believing that you have to just endure, rather than enjoy, your days isn’t living in the real sense of the word. When you start a business doing something you love and excel at, it will feel like a privilege to get up and go to work every day.
Staging Diva Graduate, Traci Sampsell of The Finer Stage, wrote me after starting her home staging business to say, “Every day I hit the floor with my feet running and I’m disappointed when the day is over because I still have so much that I want to do!”
If you’re sick of spending your days working for someone else in a job you don’t care about, and you have a passion and a flare for decorating, have you considered becoming a home stager?
Remember, when you’re unhappy in your work, you can’t help but bring that negativity home with you. You owe it to yourself and your entire family to explore all of your options until you find what makes you happy. After all, do you want to teach your children to live for weekends and vacations, spending most of their lives doing work that doesn’t make them happy?
If you think it might be time to consider a career in home staging, take the free Staging Diva Quiz and see if a home staging business could be the right fit for you. If it is, you’ll be one step closer to going on a permanent vacation from your job and living your real life!
Imagine waking up excited because you get to spend another day using your innate talents to do work that you love while also helping others.
Home stagers, I’m sure many of you have quit a job you hated to start your businesses. Please share your story by leaving a comment below. You might help inspire someone to follow their dream!
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Six Elements Inc. Home Staging
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Katie Mines says
I finally have the chance to stage a vacant home! Started last week with the consultation, then the furniture rental company, then shopping with my clients allowance. Now Thursday afternoon it will all come together and the house will be ready for the market. Through my training with The Staging Diva Lessons I’m expectantly waiting for the great results! Hoping the house sells quickly and for top dollar since this client owns other homes in the area and I would have an oppoutunity to continue staging for him. The hardest part so far is dealing with the rental companies they slim pickins!!! And they deal with stagers differently from you training so I have had to re-educate them on my way of doing business. 🙂 I excited for the final outcome tomorrow afternoon. Katie Mines Sweet Villa Home Staging, NE
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva says
Katie, Congratulations on your staging project for a vacant home! I’m glad what I taught you in the Staging Diva Program helped you. I’m not surprised that the rental company usually operates a different way than what I taught you. That’s why Staging Diva Graduates stand to make more profit on rentals then people who haven’t taken my training. It’s all about the negotiations as I discussed in Course 5. Nothing saying you can get your own deal even if others don’t!
Fred Jimenez says
As I do my research into the home staging business, thanks for providing this forum. At 55, I finally have a great job that I enjoy doing everyday! I suffered a layoff from a major company and finally have been at a pretty incredible company for just over 4 years! Sounds great but the company is not for profit and the economy has caused layoffs for the first time in it’s almost 30 year history. I think it’s time to re tool just in case I’m part of the next wave. I’ve always had an eye for flair and have helped friends to re decorate or upgrade their existing spaces for fun. Statistics show that given the current economy that a small business is the way to go and i’ve always wanted to answer that “what if” question… Thanks again.
Debra Gould, The Staging Diva says
Fred, Thanks for sharing your story and you are wise to make other plans in case the unexpected happens. Besides, one of the cool things about having a home staging business is that you can do it on the side of another full time job. So the decision to get into this is not an all or nothing thing.
I know you’ll enjoy reading the FREE report on how the current economy and slow housing market make this an ideal time to look at a new career in home staging.