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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Posted on February 3, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

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Hey Gang! Location isn’t only important in the real estate business. In any business you need to have your own space, a place that is devoted to your business. In other words, we all need a place to work. Now maybe you’re the type who can conduct their entire business from the car (hope you’re not talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving) or from the park or even from a coffee shop. If you can work like that, PLEASE teach me how you do it! I’ve tried and tried but always end up distracted by traffic, those two kids fighting over the swing, or that piece of cherry cheesecake on the counter. Sure, sure…we all work all the time to grow our businesses and that sometimes (a lot of times, actually) means we are doing business from places like these. But there always comes a point where you need to settle, take a seat, pull out your paperwork and work undisturbed. It’s doesn’t have to be an executive suite with fabulous matching Italian modern furniture. I’ve worked on an old door held aloft by orange crates in the past. Ugly as heck, but it works.

It all comes down to being able to focus. Concentration is difficult so why not give yourself the advantage. Be it an extra bedroom in your home or a corner of a room where the kids aren’t always running around, you need to identify that “work space” in your home and keep it sacred. This is your work space, not the place to scrapbook old photos,collect sheep during a furious game of Farmville or poke your friends on facebook.

Once you’ve created your space, be demanding on your employee — that’s you! Set a time to sit at your desk every day and work. Can’t get motivated? Well, I have a 3X5 card taped to the wall above my computer. On it is printed an old Yiddish saying — “ribe tuchus.” Translation: “Sit there.” Uh-huh…when you’re at work you should concentrate on work. Can’t concentrate? Then just sit there until you do. Trust me, you’ll be surprised at how many good ideas come to you when you think you’re mind is just flashing “12:00.”

Have fun creating a great work space and you’ll soon be happy to go to “work” every day. Give someone an AWESOME day!

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6 Comments

  1. Good Morning Casey :-)

    At the moment, my work space is in my bedroom. It’s cozy, I have my printer on a desk in the corner should I need it. I can come in here, close the door and work uninterrupted. I’ve got my post its above my headboard which help me stay focused.

    Sometimes I do change locations and move to my secondary work space…the dining room table. I love your point and agree that you simply must find your space and get to work, no excuses. Have a fabulous day!

    Golda

    • Golda~~ Keep up the great work! You are one of my Favs! With your energy, I am sure you can stay focused through any situation.

  2. You are really in point with this article. I have an office but I found i work best when i am facing a corner and looking out of a window…weird but it works for me. The ability to focus on your tasks and get things done free of distractions is vital to running an effective and efficient business. When your space is in order so is your mind. You are able to maintain the energy required to complete your daily task when your environment is clutter free.

    Andrea

    • Andrea~~ I think you have nailed it with this one. You have to find something that works for you and go with it. There are certain things that need to be present in my office for me to be able to focus on the job at hand. For me, I have to have something to drink while I am working since most of my time is spent on the phone. I am looking forward to watching you explode your business!

  3. I couldn’t agree more. Personally, I used to try to work from various places around the house, my backyard, or even the beach… just because I thought I could. What I found out was, even though there was no boss telling me how and where to work, I just could NOT get the results per hour if I was working in an environment with so many distractions. Since I turned my old bedroom into an office, I have been immensely more productive. Furthermore, I’ve been able to separate my work from my life when I close the office door, allowing me to relax more when I’m out of the office, and focus more when I’m in the office.

    • You are the best! It was great to connect yesterday! I hope you have an awesome day!

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