Any day now I expect research to be covered in the media about how the home office is making us Baby Boomers fat. And candidates for cardiac arrest. No question, this wonderful convenience and tax deduction for how we make our living must be handled with care.
In THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Laura Kreutzer looks at some of this and provides some solutions. With smartphones and WiFi hotspots for our laptops, there is no longer any excuse for being potted plants in our home office.
The marketing intitiatives got better results when I made it my business to grab the gadgets and spend some quality time at the North Haven, Connecticut public library. Man is a social animal. Those human beings in the environment prevented me from descending into the hell of myself. There the monsters of the mind have as their mission to distract me.
In addition, I dropped the self importance. What I do or don't do is not that significant. Not to world affairs. Not to clients. Not even to my earnings capacity. I have joined organizations. I go out to movies. (Got rid of the television and Netflix subscription). I take aimless rides in the Connecticut back country.
Maybe getting confidence is the key to managing the home office. Once I started to believe in my talent I didn't have to take myself so seriously. The rub, of course, is coming to believe in ourselves. Even in our 60s that's no piece of cake. I promise to cover that in another blog post.