If we are connected on Instagram then you know how much I absolutely love my home office! When your office is clean, clutter free, and well lit you become much more efficient. It doesn't matter if your home office is in a nook in your kitchen or a big room with French doors, when you take your business seriously and make time and space for it, it will grow.
In these 5 simple tips I hope to inspire you to take action to position yourself for success through setting up your home office.
1. Put the things that you use daily on your desk
I am a lover of cute little trinkets. I love being surrounded by the things that I love. Lately though, I have been downsizing in the cute little trinket area. As I started getting rid of some of the things that I love to have around me I had to ask myself, what was more important? Even more cute things, or creating an atmosphere that aids my focus? I decided on the latter. Having the things that you need daily on your desk allows you to be more efficient. Think about whether there are some things in your office that you can let go of.
2. Calendars, White Boards, or Chalk Boards
Writing things down will help you stay focused, keep things in order, and you simply do good business when you have a well-written-out plan of action each month. Writing down the classes that you want to teach, the products that you want to promote, and the content that you want to create for your audience helps coaches and content creators get over that feeling of not knowing what to do and allows you to focus on a day-to-day basis.
3. Set Business Hours
Some of my clients that work from home have asked me how they can get their children and spouses to take them more seriously while they are working on their business. My advice is to always make sure you set business hours and stick to them, and through your actions you will teach your family that you are serious. This also helps you keep some things in balance so when you are with your spouse and children you can focus on and spend quality time with them.
4. Do What You Can With What You Have
When I first starting coaching officially I used to wish I had a better computer, a better phone, a better camera, etc. But I didn't. I used what I had until I could get what I really wanted. Don't get caught up in all the bells and whistles. Use what you have right now until you can get the things you really want. Be creative. I have a colleague that earns six figures a year right from her CELL PHONE!
5. Green House Plant
You may be thinking, what does a green house plant have to do with my success in business? It can help in giving your brain oxygen. It helps purify the air. We all know that when we take a walk through nature we feel alive, vibrant, and oftentimes we feel more creative. Why? Because we are feeling the energy from the plants and trees; they are vibrating at their highest level of existence and we can feel it! Why not bring that same energy into your home and your home office?!
What tip(s) can you incorporate into your home office?