Episode 59: What That Mess In Your Office Really Means

If you’re like most of us, the pandemic might have turned your house upside down.

Your “office” might actually be on your dining room table, or maybe in the middle of the kitchen or even the guest bedroom. We’ve all had to make do with what we have, and that might mean you have a mess on your hands.

And let’s be honest, it doesn’t feel good to walk into your office and see yesterday’s coffee mug, or the plate from your lunch 2 days ago, along with extra papers or maybe even some spilled paperclips, and that mask with lipstick on this inside.

Now, I have to admit something to you. I’m a huge Marie Kondo fan. I love the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – which you can purchase by clicking here. ( <— Do it! Seriously.)

I’ll talk about this more in this episode, but about 5 years ago, I read that book and took on the herculean task of tidying up my entire house.

It took 6 months, and I let go of 40 bags of clothes, 450-ish books, hundreds of CDs and get this (no really, this is the kicker), 2 Salvation Army moving vans filled with … I don’t even know what. Let’s call it “stuff.”

Don’t worry, you don’t have to do that.

But, after checking in on this episode, I do hope you’ll ask yourself about 2 of the more important spaces in your home:

Your office

Your bedroom

When is the last time you actually asked yourself what you’d like those rooms to be like?

What would be on your desk to make you feel like you’re incredibly productive and good at what you do? What would help you create the best work possible?

And, the same for your bedroom. Is your phone on your nightstand? Did you just let the whole world into your bedroom? Or do you regard the room you sleep in as a special place? A place where you disconnect from the whole world so you can replenish and feel refreshed?

By the end of the episode, you’ll see more clearly the connection between your space and the quality of your work, and your happiness. So cool.

So, pop in those earphones and let’s get to it.

Don’t miss last week’s Episode 58: The Real Reason Most Businesses Fail: It’s Not What You Think

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