Monday, June 13, 2011

Mastering Mind: Working from Home

At work, I set my own hours.  This has been a blessing and a curse.  The good news is it affords me the opportunity to go into the office only when I have clients scheduled.  The bad news is it affords me the opportunity to go into the office only when I have clients scheduled.  Basically, I have little motivation to complete the other tasks required by my job (session notes, networking, community outreach, blog and article writing).  I just want to see my clients and go home.

However, upon recent reflection and evaluation of my career goals, I realized that just seeing clients was not enough to get me where I want to go.  I need to get out and make connections, so people know who I am, what I am about and why they should send their clients/friends to see me.

With that discovery I made a new plan.  This plan includes a commitment to work from home (when tasks allow).  In the past, I would claim I was going to do some stuff for work and never get around to it or I would drive all the way (45 mins) to the office to complete tasks that can really be done from home.  This is all changing.  If it can be done from home and I set the intention to do it from home, I will do it!!

Last Monday morning I worked from home, responding to correspondence, blogging, and making community outreach/networking plans.  This was an a great way to ease into this idea because these were small task and did not require that I spread out to much.

This week however, the tasks became more involved and a challenge arose when the one desk we have was being occupied by the Pilot, who was also working from home today.


I can get over not having a desk, if he can get over this mess Winking smile

The real challenge was wanting to spend time with him and not do my work.  But, I mastered that challenge today!  I said I was going to work from home and gosh-darn-it, I did! 

My work stuff was completed in such a timely fashion that I was able to complete several personal tasks too (the major one being Save the Dates!!)

Stay tuned for a very exciting Mastering Body post!!