Congratulations, you’ve taken the plunge and convinced your boss that working remotely from a home-based office is the way to go! Whatever reason you’ve chosen to make this life-altering career choice, it’s important that you enter this phase of your life by hitting the ground running!
I chose to switch to working from home to place my family first, after dedicating 12-years of my life to working the conventional nine-to-five life, commuting to the office, and getting the work done. Over those 12 years, I missed many precious “firsts” with my two kids. These are things that no matter how hard I work, I can never get back again.
This was my main reason, and my wake-up call. The time when I finally realized that there was more to life than wasting hours every day commuting back and forwards to an office, when I could actually produce the same high-quality work from home. Fortunately, I was able to convince the executives within my organization that I could be just as effective, if not more so, by working from a home office.
That was five years ago, and I sure wish that at the time, there had been someone out there who had some of the tips, tools, and techniques that I’m going to share with you! It wasn’t all sunshine and roses at first, and it took a steep learning curve for me to find my rhythm and balance. Not only when it came to my work/life balance, but also how to set up your work environment to be productive from day one!
I’m going to share time management advice and how to get the most out of your day, every day, even when that means taking time out to support your family with things that are important to them. After all, that was my main reason for choosing to get out of the conventional nine to five rat race: I was tired of missing out on watching my children grow.