Tuesday, December 29th, 2009...1:33 PM

A New Year, a Work at Home You?

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Working from home is such an amazing gift. There is so much more freedom and control over both your work and your personal life. I’ve been a “mompreneur” and “work at home woman” for over 5 years now. I started off slowly, working part time after the birth of my daughter for the laboratory that I gave my heart and soul to for all six of my full-time working (pre-kid) years. After about a year, I left that company to work mostly from home for another lab, but I still had to go into the office a few days per week. Then I started consulting on the side. Eventually, I left the part time gig and just ran my consulting business. Last year, I added my personal training business, Libra Fitness, to the mix, installing a gym in the back room of my house.

I love being my own boss. I love that I get up every morning and do something that matters to me. I love helping others find a path to a healthier lifestyle. As we approach the new year, I challenge you, if you have dreamed of working from home, to give it a shot. Start slowly at first. Along the way, you will need help! One of the best resources out there, by far, is Holly Hanna with The Work at Home Woman. Even if you are not a parent or a woman, you will find her resources and insight invaluable. Check out Holly’s website, sign up for her newsletter, read her blog, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter for all sorts of good advice. Keep your eyes peeled, too, for guest blog posts by yours truly!

About the Author:

Chris Heidel is the owner and primary personal trainer with Libra Fitness in Austin, TX, a private, in-home studio. Chris focuses her business on developing mentoring relationships with her clients built on trust and meaningful support to help them set, achieve, and maintain realistic fitness goals. Chris truly believes that while getting in shape isn’t easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Chris is certified through the American Council on Exercise.



  • I am going to check out this information from Holly Hanna. As you know, I work from home and I want to work and always looking for ideas and creative ways to enhance my experience. You are right, it is a great thing to work from home and control your time and schedule. The flexibility of figuring out what works for you is the best, not living by someone else’s time clock or schedule. Thanks for the resource. Talk to you soon.

  • Working from home and owning my own business has truly been the best thing I’ve done for myself and my family. I love having the control and making my own rules. Although, I must admit that my boss can be a bit of a witch sometimes ;)

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