Because of the school holidays, I've been working from home so that I can spend time with my children as well as work on client tasks. But I'd soon stopped dressing up and started working in an old t-shirt and shorts as I did when I first started my business. I read Devenia's blog a few weeks and reinforced something which I had been thinking myself. Why do I dress up for others but not myself?!? Please read her blog as it is just brilliant and may make you think twice about putting on those old clothes just because you are working from home.
My boots mean business to me!
A few weeks back I’d been ill for a few days and had quite enough, I wanted to get back to work, so I decided enough was enough and got dressed. “I thought you were ill, where are you going?” my husband said to me. I think he thought I had gone completely mad (probably not far from the truth!!!) as I had come downstairs and put my boots with killer heels on and off I went back upstairs to my office, my reply to him was “I’m off to do business”.
1-2 days of being out of action was driving me mad, yes I still felt poorly but it was time to get back to work, doing what I love, who else was going to do it for me. Yes, it’s important to rest when you are not well but sometimes you just need to show up no matter how you feel.
Now as I work from my home office I could have easily gone into my office dressed in my PJ’s but just how productive would I be?
When you are working on your business I think it’s really important to get in the right mindset and part of that for me is looking the part.
Being visible working in your business isn’t just about knowing your stuff it’s equally important about how you feel, putting on my makeup and my fabulous boots made me feel 100 times better than I did.
In my opinion, you can only put maximum effort in when you feel good about yourself –confidence is key and you can’t do that when you look like you’ve just fallen out of bed. If you worked in an office you certainly wouldn’t rock up like you’ve been dragged through a bush backwards so treat your own business with that same respect.
There’s a great quote:
No matter how you feel…
and Never give up!
CoCo Chanel said “If you’re are sad add more lipstick and attack” and I say “On those rough days put on the most fabulous boot’s that you can find in your wardrobe and get to work”.
Remember how you make yourself feel MATTERS and will help you remain VISIBLE!
Dee has 20 years experience-starting out in the corporate world of business support and for the past 7 years she has successfully run her own business, whilst juggling family life as a wife and mummy to 3. She's here to support you every step of the way to grow your business, motivating and inspiring you to be Seen, be Heard and be Remembered just by being you!