When you decide to put a new system in place within your business, you can start to scale back your working hours. A simple thing you can do to build the level of acclimation to you not being in the office, is scheduling 1 day per week out of the office. How do you do it, where do you go? Lets dive in!
Take your phone and laptop and go somewhere inspiring. I usually go to the Seattle Hotel at Brighton Marina. It’s a short drive from my house so it’s not much of an inconvenience, but still far enough to keep me away from where I usually work.
The benefits are massive
- To start with, the mere fact that you’re out of your usual working environment is naturally inspiring and it gets your brain thinking in different ways.
- You’ll become used to dealing with issues with just digital devices and not hordes of paper work.
- You’ll stop scribbling notes down on a sheet of paper which happens to be sitting on your desk, and instead make notes against the client in your Business Automation System.
- You’ll plan your day by the tasks assigned to you in your system and not by what’s written on a whiteboard or worse yet, reacting to people randomly asking for favours in the office.
The reason I suggest 1 day per week is that it’s completely achievable. It doesn’t have to be out at a fancy hotel. If you usually go to the office, you can simply stay at home; just make sure you’re not going to have family/pets/tv/games/gym distractions or the whole thing will be pointless.
Once you’ve seen how productive 1 day per week is, you can increase it to suit your lifestyle.