Setting yourself up to effectively work from home
You really don’t have to have a lot of equipment to effectively work from home. Technology has made the transition easier than ever. There’s just a few key pieces of equipment that you’ll definitely want to have:
Modern laptop or computer
A headset is critical – I love using my air pods.
I like to still write with pen and paper so I keep a moleskin on me at all times.
We spend a lot of time on video, so we really encourage a good lighting system.
You also obviously need great Wi-Fi.
If you’re looking to be productive and not overtake your personal life, a dedicated workspace is a requirement. There are really only a few things that you need with your dedicated workspace.
You’ll need a professional background – there doesn’t need to be any question so make sure you check it out before you jump on camera. There is nothing more distracting than people walking behind you during a video call, so make sure your space is not a transient space where people can roam or wander behind you at anytime during the call.
I would also recommend that you put things in your office that make you feel good – you’re going to be spending a ton of time there. I like to surround myself with things that really make me feel good give me good energy.