Many who choose to work at home do so for noble reasons. They hate their jobs. They have completely burned out in their former line of work. They see their kids growing up before them, and yet they do not know them. Regardless of the reason, our world has made working at home increasingly easier, and thus many jump at the opportunity when it arises. However, working from home requires three main components for a successful venture. Those who choose to work from home must first prioritize their lives. They must consider why they chose to work at home in the first place and then keep those priorities in mind. They may even write the list down and review it everyday, using it as a filter for decisions that might affect their at-home status. For example, those who came home to spend time with their children will want to keep their children at the top of the list. Discipline also leads to a successful venture of working at home. Working at home and being at home are not the same thing. Many times those who choose to work at home fail to implement the discipline that brought them success in the traditional workforce, and they fail at their at-home venture. Successful at-home workers are disciplined enough to know they need to schedule regular hours instead of just working when they feel like it. Those with kids will work during their children’s naptime or scheduled play dates. They will take advantage of the children’s early bedtime and put in a few hours between 8pm and 10pm. Finally, communication is key to a successful at-home venture. Those who work at home should communicate their schedule and work needs weekly with their spouse and children. If they have a project due that week, they should let their family know that they will need some significant work time. If they have an easy week, they should make plans to spend more time with their kids and spouse. Ultimately, working at home can be a great experience. To make it a successful venture, however, the at-home working should maintain priorities, discipline, and communication. If these three things fail, then the dream of working at home will turn into an inescapable nightmare.