OK, you say, I’ve decided to start my business. I have my idea, my identity package, my licensing and zoning done. Now I need to set up my office.
The grit of life is hard to swallow. You make a presentation at the office and someone points out a small mistake. The traffic was terrible that morning and you were late to an important appointment. You rehearsed exactly what you wanted to say to your boss, but when the time came the mind went … [Read more…]
Keep in mind that the phone will likely derail your schedule if you let it. Put the answering machine on during working hours. When you do choose to answer the phone (and remember, it’s a choice, not a requirement), limit the time you spend on each call. That’s easier said than done, which is why … [Read more…]
Imagine this, a co-worker enters your office and says: “Cathy, could I talk with you for a minute? I’m having a real problem with….” You glance at your watch and think of the report that’s due in an hour. What do you do?
Certainly organizing any household can be difficult, but when your home is also your office, the challenge can be overwhelming. Statistics show there are more than 25 million income-generating home offices in the U.S., and the number is growing.
If you live within a city-limits, be sure to check with the city manager’s office to see if they have any regulations about working on your own vehicle in your yard or driveway. Thanks!
Is your home office a spare room full of whatever doesn’t fit anywhere else? Does your daily commute end with winding your way through a corporate maze to your own crowded cubicle? Do you sit down at your desk and push piles of papers aside to create a little workspace?
1. Select the day for your “File Clean-Out Day” carefully. Choose a time when office demands are at their lowest.
The topic of nutrition is one that is always present in our lives no matter where we turn. It’s on the news, magazine articles, at school, at your doctor’s office, and even is a major topic for many books.
While writers are experts as organizing words, I’ve discovered that organizing one of the major tools of their trade – a home office – is often an enigma! One of the major myths of organizing is that it will stifle creativity. But how creative – or profitable? – can it be to spend time looking … [Read more…]