Episode 232 is all about your home work space; is it productive, clean, and functional? Are you able to be efficient and get stuff done? Whether you’re a nurse consultant, self-employed nurse entrepreneur, or a nurse case manager working remotely for an insurance company, you need a workable workspace!
Our spaces: Ms. Elizabeth Scala has a home office where she can seal herself off and lock her husband out! Meanwhile, Kevin has an office in his house that’s all his; it contains three spaces (a standing desk, a table with chair, and a small meeting space with sofa and chairs). Keith’s office is in a corner of his living room, and he’s very transparent in admitting that it’s a suboptimal setup for him at this time.
How can you be productive when you work from home? Are you telecommuting? Some jobs are even 100% from home in the 21st century!
Satellite spaces can help:
- Cafes can be great for some of us to get things done outside the house.
- Libraries at colleges and universities can be quiet places with great internet connectivity!
- Public libraries can also be welcoming and quiet.
- Coworking is a new phenomenon; these are paid spaces where you can rent a desk or office space on a drop-in or subscription basis.
CitizenSpace is a famous coworking company offering great spaces for entrepreneur and telecommuters.
- Renting an office space
Boundaries: Working form home means you have to set boundaries with your family or roommates. Your working space must be respected when you need to get work done!
Ergonomics: Kevin says to spend the lion’s share of your money on your chair; it’s important! He loves the Herman Miller Embody Chair, but many of us would suffer sticker shock considering such a purchase!
The Suitcase Entrepreneur is a great book and website for self-employed people that Keith loves.
Listen to the episode to hear more tips, from the low-tech to the high-tech. There’s a lot to having a functional, clean, productive, and happy workspace!
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