Today I moved into a new office and it felt amazing!
The day finally arrived to move into a my office and it was definitely worth the wait. It’s full of colour just like The Marketing Knot brand and feels like home already. It has orange stairs, green carpet, plants, big windows and lots of colour on the walls.
It’s always hard as a small business owner understanding when the time is right to get office space. It’s a big cost and it’s money that could be in your back pocket if an office isn’t absolutely necessary. I was in business for over 2 years before I considered office space and even then it took another year to find the right space.
Your surroundings impact you more than you probably realise. Natural day light, interaction with the right kind of people, the temperature and facilities available. It all dictates how productive and how happy you are at work. For me daylight was the biggest consideration followed by colour. I want a surrounding that is going to inspire me, get me fired up and feeling positive. My work depends on my ability to get into creative flow. Similarly I can’t be in shared workspace because being interrupted whilst doing a Facebook Live session would be a disaster. I’ve been involved with co-working spaces for years and I can safely advise you that they come with as many cons and they do pros.
Today I moved into my own beautiful, colourful space and I didn’t realise until after the fact how big a milestone this was in my mind. It’s a relief to finally have a space I feel creative in and now the plotting and planning can begin for another exciting year.
Some milestones are just as great as you imagine they’ll be! Keep working towards your next one.