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Could This Be The Year You Work From Home? Let’s Discuss

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When it comes to the new year we can all have grand plans on what we want to do and achieve with the next twelve months. A lot of them may be lifestyle related. Where you focus on your health and wellbeing, but there can be other things that you consider such as changing up your working life. A lot of the time we do have is spent working, and doing something that you dislike might not be what you want to do anymore. You may want to switch things up this year, create a business or freelance opportunity and work from home. But how can you make this happen? Here are some of the things to think about. 

What could you do?

One of the first things to think about would be what you could do to work from home. It might be that you enjoy the career you have but want to work freelancing in the industry instead. It may be that you have had an idea for a potential business opportunity and now want to work hard to create it. There can often be so many avenues and thoughts swirling around in your mind, so ensuring you have a clear vision of what you want to do will help you to make that ultimate step and begin this new journey. 

Creating the right working environment

Knowing what you want to do is great, now you have to make it happen and one of the ways you can do that is simply by creating the right environment in which to work in. Many people think working from home is a breeze. That you can sit in bed and work, not dress for the day, or have the TV on in the background. The reality is that the distraction of home can hinder your work rate and the levels in which you achieve. A great option is to consider creating a working environment at home. It may be a desk that you use or even a home office if you have the space to accommodate it. 

Getting out and about

As part of your business model, it might mean that you need to start thinking about getting out and about. Providing a service for your business might mean you need an appropriate vehicle to carry tools or materials to help you get the job done. This is when you may need a suitable vehicle like a small van to help you out, and dealerships like CVS vans could be a great port of call to give you an idea of budget and what is on the market. You might also need to get out and about to meet with potential clients, perform logistical errands like attending the post office, or even needing a change of scenery to help you work. 

Being productive and placing a value on your time

Finally, you need to be able to place a value on your time. Even though you work from home and the responsibility will be with you, it is also essential to know where you can be more productive and what might be benefited from being outsourced. 

Let’s hope these tips help you to work from home and make that dream a reality this year.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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