Episode #29 // Working From Home

"Ultimately, make sure you feel creative and productive in the space you're working in."
- Kathleen Shannon

As creative entrepreneurs, you (usually) get to choose where you want to work. So today we want to talk about the pros and cons of working from home and tips on how to establish work / life balance & boundaries so you can work from home like a boss.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Transitioning from working from home to working at a studio to working from home again
  • Pros and cons of working from home
  • Tips for working from home
  • Making investments and setting boundaries to make your work-from-home life easier

Transitional routines when you work from home

KATHLEEN SAID:

'Ultimately, make sure you feel creative and productive in the space you're working in.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'There's a sense of legitimacy that comes with having a studio or office space.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Working from home, you can wind up feeling unemployed vs self employed, especially at the beginning.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Create transitional habits or routines that help you move from your home life into your work life.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Have a third place. This is a place you can go and kind of feel like your home away from home.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'By hiring a daycare provider or a housekeeper, you give yourself more time to do stuff you're best at.' @andkathleen Click To Tweet

Establish office hours when you work from home

EMILY SAID:

'I found myself being stuck in the office space. I had really blocked myself into a 9-to-5.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'As a creative entrepreneur, you get to really make your own rules based on how you like to work.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'A huge pro of working from home is lower overhead costs. And there's a tax write-off!' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Having that dedicated office space lent itself so much more to the legitimacy of my brand.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'A huge con of working from home is that you find that you haven't left the house in a week.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Establish office hours and give yourself times when you're expecting yourself to be productive.' @EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Buying a new desk does amazing things for productivity. Style it in a way that inspires you.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Transitioning from working from home to working at a studio to working from home again
  • Pros and cons of working from home
  • Tips for working from home
  • Making investments and setting boundaries to make your work-from-home life easier

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