Working from home is a new “normal” for many people.
At first glance, working from home can seem like a luxury. Yet, it’s certainly no picnic and being productive is easier said than done.
As a professional speaker and author, I’ve worked remotely for more than 20 years. Based on my experience, and what I’ve learned from others, I’ve found there are key things that need to be managed, avoided, and created in order to make working from home a success:
- There are distractions to manage . . . laundry, television, pets, kids, social media, and friends and family who may not understand that working from home means you’re working from home.
- There are temptations to avoid . . . wait a minute! Is the ice cream downstairs actually calling my name?
- There are routines and habits that need to be created and maintained.
- For those new to working from home, there will be learning curves, such as; working well without having all of the equipment and resources that were readily available at your workplace.
Change can feel scary. Be encouraged because you have the ability to adapt! You can set up and implement good habits that will help you to make the most of working from home—habits that will help you to succeed at work and at life.
This Thursday, join me in a discussion with Jim Estill, CEO Danby Appliances and ShipperBee on:
Thursday, March 26
At 3:30 p.m. (EST)
- What key routines and habits will make working from home a success?
- What is one of the best ways to stay productive when working from home?
- How can you use a “rewards system” to get things done . . . even tasks you’ve been procrastinating around?
- How do you deal with the challenges of having young children, pets, or others who want your attention . . . and who may be forgetting your work needs?
- What’s the best way to put your manager at ease knowing he or she will be stressed about the work not getting done?
Learn the answers to these questions and more during this timely episode of CALM Online.
My guest expert, Jim Estill, is CEO of both of Danby Appliances and ShipperBee, a new venture that is revamping outdated shipping channels into a system that is better for consumers, retailers, and the environment.
Jim is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist. In 2018 Jim Estill was awarded the Order of Canada and Jim is the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Ontario winner.
We look forward to having you join us!