May The Best Rat Win!

We hear an awful lot about “the rat race” and whether we should or should not embrace it. Okay, so you don’t believe there are really those who embrace their rat race? Think again!

Even those who have little good to say about their 9-5 or 7-7 j.o.b. will rise up in alarm at the mere suggestion of leaving and opting for change. Change, for most people is worse than having teeth extracted with pliers. I guess I just don’t really get that!

I heard the greatest saying and wouldn’t you know it was said by someone you have to admire: Lily Tomlin once said the trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat!

C’mon, admit it. That’s a pretty profound concept we’d all sooner not admit, huh?

Working from home over more than 3 decades has taught me one very important thing about avoiding the rat race. While we may not run as fast, nor on the identical wheels others choose for their routine, we’re still rats, and we’re still in the race!

ESPECIALLY if networking is even a part of what you do from home, then anticipate the rats, and do your best to stay in charge of your own race. Sometimes the view is better when you’re at the bottom looking up anyway!


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