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Do You Really Need a Big Office?

I recently decided to downsize my own home-office space, because I realised that a BIG office isn't absolutely necessary now. This advice is something I 'impart' to my customers regularly, but in running my own office from my home, I was adamant that I wanted a big office to run my business from. 

It's time for change - for a shake-up. It must be in the planets, as I feel like changing my life completely, and in feeling that, like synchronicity, many things are happening. My business is reshaping and being refined, my attitudes are transforming and adjusting and therefore I don't want the same things. I want my whole life to change - now. 

I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, so making the switch between bedrooms was going to take some energy and organising knowhow...

I planned it for about a week prior, whipping out my tape measure a number of times to ensure it would work, and I drifted off to sleep each night visualising my new office space and new larger bedroom. 

I lined up a friend with a trolley (and his handy mate) to help me and was SO excited all week. 

When my friends arrived to move the big furniture, they both commented..."gee you're organised", I think without realising what they were saying…Of course I was organised! I wanted it to run like clockwork! My friend had already told me he only had an hour to help, so I had to maximise the use of their time and this meant being totally ready when they arrived.

I vacuumed, cleaned, wiped skirting boards and dusted after I had taken out all of the small items from both rooms - all before they arrived, so all they needed to do was to move the furniture.

It took them half an hour to make the move, and within a few hours I had both rooms back to normal - fully functioning and operational again. 

It felt wonderful to make this change, shifting my life, ready for some new energy to unfold. I think it is important to change things around a bit - as they say, change is as good as a holiday and now I feel like I've moved to a new home and that also feels amazing.

Of course, the key is having the right storage for filing, paper and resources - and then you definitely don't need a large space to operate a business from. My 3 staff members are all virtual assistants so I don't need a second desk space, nor to rent another office space - just yet anyway.

It was a revelation (even to me) to realise that I could fit my large desk and my lateral filing cabinet into this smaller, compact space, and be happy to juggle all the tasks needed to run this company in this smaller environment. 

If you have recently made a shift in space, realising it was for the best - send me your comments and I will share some stories...

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