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Preparation Before You Resign To Work At Home

by Mommy Lyna
Posted on 18 June 2015

When we resign from our job, it means that we terminate our employment. We should resign from our job in a way that reinforces our professional image and keep our current employer relationships positive.

It took me more than a year to resign from my previous job as an engineer in a multinational oil & gas company. I started my online business as soon as I got pregnant with my first child. However, it was not to quit my job, well initially. I love my profession, and could handle both.

However, as time went by, I started to think about my children who were about to enrol in primary school. I tendered my resignation a year before my first child started standard 1.

Are you in the same shoes? Any echo?

To resign from job and to work at home is not easy. It might be different for those who resign and decide to stay at home taking care of family, without any proposal to do home-based business or work.

But if you really want to change your profession from FTWM (fulltime working mum) to WAHM (working at home mum), I’d like to share some tips that might help you to have something in mind.


Working together as a family.

  1. Collect some ideas about you future home business.

    I always suggest to friends who wanted to let go their jobs for a home business, to get some ideas about how and what their home businesses would be.

    What do you want to do? Do you want to sell physical things? Or provide services? Or sell digital products like I did? Or be in networking business like what I am currently doing?

    The idea of ‘what I am going to do’ should be thought long before you leave your job. It also will tell you the risk you may bear later.

  2. Connect with other people who share the same passion.

    We are just a piece of a Lego, thus we need each other to be successful.  Even if we do our home business on our own, we still need others to share their inspiration and support. Furthermore, working at home requires a high standard of self-discipline and motivation.

  3. Work at home like how you work in the office.

    Schedules, KPI (key performance indicators), timesheet.. yes, you still need them even if you’re not working in the office anymore.

  4. Discipline is the key.

    Don’t wait until you “Have time”, you must schedule your time for your business. We mothers have our hands full with chores to do. We might not have ‘enough time’ if we don’t schedule our time and discipline about it.

    The first few weeks could be the hardest, but as we do it consistently, we’re there.

  5. It’s best if you have it already working.

    I like to recommend to my fellow friends who want to resign and start a business, begin before you sign your resignation. If you start now, you’ll get the rhythm and it’ll be easier to adapt later when you leave the office.

    Either working outside, or staying at home, we are already busy. Doing home business is a chaotic decision if you don’t take it seriously before you start.

    Don’t leave your job if you just can’t take it, leave it if you figure out there are other priorities than your career.

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