Career Advice AUDIO / Self-Management

Get Outta Here!

Get outta here!

It’s great to be your own boss… in theory. But if you feel chained to your desk, this little reminder may stimulate some ideas for creating a more pleasant work experience for yourself.


There are many perks to having your own business. Freedom is one of them.

However, along with freedom comes the need for self-management.

You may get to decide when and where to work, but you do have to work if your business is going to be successful.

And there will certainly be days when working from home is a challenge.

The beauty of having there freedom to decide where to work is you don’t have to be tied to your desk. You don’t even have to be in your office!

Since we humans are creatures of habit, we sometimes have to remind ourselves there are other options.

Other options are nice to keep in mind on days when working from home is not ideal.

Maybe you are feeling unmotivated or uninspired. Perhaps you have house guests, remodeling projects, or other disruptions. You may simply feel you need a change of scenery.

These are opportune occasions to explore alternative work environments.

Some places may give you inspiration when you are low on creative juices.

Some places might make you feel energized on days when you’re tempted to take a nap or watch television.

You can choose to work on your front porch, in a coffee shop or library, in a park, or on the bus.

I personally love getting work done while I’m getting a pedicure. I’ve been known to plan entire programs while getting a 40-minute pedicure. Of course, the bonus is, I leave with pretty pink toes, as well as a sense of accomplishment.

So, my recommendation is to have two to five alternative work environment options that are viable for you.

You may know of some already.

That’s great.

If you don’t know of any, do some research. Test some places out. Get creative about it.

You will find that having these options available can positively impact your productivity, your creativity, and your enjoyment.