My days used to be spent on airplanes, long-haul flights, immigration counters, baggage claims, taxi’s to hotels, sitting at the bar for a late dinner (or early breakfast depending on the time of arrival).
Nowadays, I find myself sitting comfortably at home doing deals over the phone or having a video conference.
Working from home surely has it’s advantages…it also has it’s disadvantages.
- Never being stuck in traffic – this is HUGE.
- Not having to get dressed up every day.
- Incorporating errands and regular life-events into the workday, i.e.] going to the market anytime you want.
- Taking time to do other things when you want….like writing a new blog. 🙂
- Taking naps ANYTIME YOU WANT!
- Losing touch with personal interaction. It’s amazing how much energy you draw from human contact. This is realized once you don’t have it.
- Distractions. The other day, I went outside to get a better mobile phone signal. While talking on the phone, I noticed a week in the garden. Next thing, I’m outside doing full-on gardening work. 🙂
- Missing the excitement. Although the travel can be exhausting, there are many cool experiences along the way. The people that you meet, the places that you see, the small things that are interesting…eating street food in Thailand, making friends with a random guy in Poland, seeing the sunset in Singapore. All these things are unplanned but also add to a rich life.
Today, I managed to do a $3-million dollar deal without shoes and while watching a stupid TV show about undercover drug busts in NYC.
Today was a good day working from home.