I always teach people to be bolder in anything they do. Just like you need to chase your goals in life with absolute conviction that they are going to be reached, create products in your business and promote them with confidence, so do you need to make physical changes in your life that reflect it.
From the clothes you wear and the words you say, to the things you read and the way your home is designed.
Your home office is where the action happens so it makes sense to turn it into your sanctuary, into a place that energizes you and inspires you the moment you enter.
Below, you’ll see 4 home office ideas that will make working from home and growing your business a breeze:
1. Decorate like you mean it.
Bold design might mean different things for different entrepreneurs. Think about what really makes you feel like a boss. Nothing is off limits.
You can paint the walls pink and get pink versions of all the tools you use (such as stationary, a shipping label printer, shipping scale, bin, etc.)
If you’re a big lover of pink, then any time you get into your office you’ll smile, your creative juices will be flowing, and you’ll feel like this is really your place and it’s where the magic can happen in terms of growing your business.
You can also have a whole gallery wall representing your current interests, best memories, big visions for the future and anything else that makes you feel good.
2. Change the way you work.
Do you feel like you need to switch things a little bit? Maybe your productivity levels are low, you can’t find inspiration, your back hurts, or you are just bored when working from home.
Here are some fun home office ideas to get you out of the rut:
- Get a standing desk;
- Have a special corner in your office dedicated to meditation, journaling, or any other activity that allows you to connect with your higher self and come up with your best ideas;
- Squeeze in a workout and a walk between work sessions;
- Dress up, wear perfume and make up, and enter your home office in the morning as if the whole world is watching;
- Theme your week for maximum productivity. These are strategically planned days dedicated to one business activity, such as meetings, marketing, client calls, content creation, etc. That allows you to focus on one thing and do it really well, because the brains wastes a lot of energy switching from one type of task to another the whole day.
3. Make bold investments.
Most female CEOs aren’t that brave in the first years of their business and prefer to keep expenses low. But growth is a process that involves many things, from constantly developing a strong mindset and getting out of your comfort zone, to trying new business growth strategies, to stretching yourself a little bit more with every next investment.
By investment, I mean hiring a website designer instead of wasting days to tweak every element of your site and hate every second of it.
It also means using better software for email marketing, a better hosting provider, eCommerce platform, and any other tool that can help you improve your brand, get more done and take your work to the next level.
Better, in most cases, means more expensive and that’s a good thing. You need quality software so that you never experience delays, bad support or see errors and stress. It’s usually worth paying for their yearly plan and get a discount, knowing you’ll be a lifelong customer. That shows you believe in yourself, your business and your ability to keep growing your income.
The same goes for investing in business programs or getting the most comfortable chair.
If you are starting a small online business, then you may consider adding a label printer for shipping in your home office. That allows you to avoid hand-writing every address label and ensure that your shipping labels can be produced quickly without cutting, which accelerate your business development process.
The transaction itself is powerful. The moment you invest in something that you thought you couldn’t afford is the moment you grow and begin attracting more quality things, as well as a bigger revenue that will cover all these new expenses. You’re literally expanding.
So, what will your next investment be and how will it benefit your business?
4. Radical decluttering.
Another one of the home office ideas for female CEOs that you might love is to declutter. But that doesn’t mean to just organize your place and throw away an old journal or two.
I’m talking about radical decluttering – eliminating anything that isn’t aligned with your business vision and the kind of CEO you aspire to be.
You might donate, give things to friends or throw away, but the point is to say goodbye to this item as soon as possible.
You can dedicate a weekend to that or it can just be done in an afternoon if the home office is small and already organized.
Be ruthless about it. Things of sentimental value that don’t bring you joy but which you only hold onto because someone gave them to you only take space (both in your office and in your mind).
This is your sacred space for business and nothing that brings you down or distracts you has a place in it.
Decluttering is a beautiful exercise that makes you feel satisfied and more liberated. Try it out.
With these bold home office ideas, you’re ready to take your business to the next level and be a more productive, create and determined business woman.