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How to Turn Working From Home Into a Success



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The current global battle against coronavirus has forced millions of people across the globe to self-quarantine in their homes. Many companies are adjusting to the situation by switching to remote work in order to minimize health risks. Unfortunately, many people have actually lost their jobs and are forced to look for new ones online. While for some of us remote work sounds like a dream come true, for others the downsides outweigh the perks. 

If you are lucky enough to be able to work from home but you’re not used to it, here are some tips on how to stay motivated:.

1. Set up a home office 

When you’re stuck at home, there aren’t many ways to change the scenery between work and leisure time. What you can do to create a work atmosphere in your home is have a designated workspace. Start by finding a place with plenty of natural light. Ideally, it should be a separate room where no one else is allowed during work hours. Your home office should look as similar as possible to an actual office. You need a comfortable chair, a desk, and a good lamp to create the ultimate work from home environment

All distractions, such as magazines and TVs, should be out of sight. Moreover, make sure your office supplies are organized and your desk is tidy. Clutter creates disorder and disorder affects your productivity in a negative way. 

2. You still need a morning routine

There is something about putting on a suit, making your way through the heavy traffic, and talking to your co-workers in the elevator. Remote work is a weird thing. It creates an illusion that you’re not really working. Your morning routine is very different these days. You just wake up and turn on your computer, skipping all the steps in between. It seems amazing, but be careful – it’s a trap! Remote workers tend to relax more than they should. 

Depending on what you do, your schedule can be more or less strict. Staying up late, waking up late, and not being active from the start can be detrimental to your productivity and self-motivation. If your boss still makes you get up early and gives you short deadlines, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The fact that you’re already in your office makes it easier to oversleep.

No one says you can’t wear casual clothes and sleep a little longer (since you aren’t going anywhere) but don’t stay in your PJs and skip your morning shower. Set an alarm, get up, take a shower, get dressed, and have breakfast. Maintaining a morning routine will make you feel more grounded. 

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

3. Take regular breaks

Try to plan your day realistically. You need to work but you also need time to recharge. There are two types of remote workers – those who forget to take breaks and those who take too many breaks. No supervision and too many distractions are some of the biggest challenges of remote work, which is why you need to be very disciplined while working from home. 

Use your alarm clock to remind you when to take regular breaks and when to go back to work. The lunch break is your vital mid-day break that should be part of your everyday routine. For some additional routine, plan a lunch menu for the whole week and cook in the evenings. 

4. No reason for social distancing in the virtual world

Even if you’re an introvert, working from home because of quarantine may trigger stress and anxiety due to a lack of social interaction. A sudden switch from spending most of your time in close proximity to your colleagues to being all by yourself can be overwhelming. That’s why it is particularly important to stay connected. 

Staying in touch with your colleagues, friends, and family can do wonders for your mental wellbeing and productivity in times of trouble and uncertainty. Fortunately, modern technology makes it easy to stay in touch in real time. With so many instant communication channels to choose from, you don’t have to feel so lonely at home. 

“Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” – Guillermo Maldonado

5. Take care of your mental and physical health

When working from home, achieving a good work-life balance is not easy, as the line between work mode and non-work mode often gets blurred. Work can be therapeutic during this period. What else would you be doing? Your favorite books and TV shows can be a great pastime in quarantine but only if consumed in moderation. 

After a few days with nothing to do, many people get bored and lethargic even under normal circumstances. When you add complete isolation with nothing but bad news coming from the media, work can be a helpful distraction.

Once you’re done working, it is very important to leave your designated workspace to mentally disconnect from work. Do some activities together with your family. You can play board games, watch movies or cook together. Take this opportunity to clean your home and organize your closets. Don’t forget to exercise.

Working from home is likely to take a toll on your body unless you make an effort to stay in shape. Physical activity invigorates not only your body but also your mind. Additionally, take some alone time for meditation and limit your news intake. Although staying informed can save your life in these trying times, this type of information should be taken in moderation and only from trusted sources. 

Share some tips with us about how you stay productive assuming you work from home! We want to hear from you!

Debra Patterson is a freelance writer and online Spanish teacher from Maryland. She’s also a wife and a mother of two teenage girls. As a writer, she has been collaborating with moving and storage companies for almost a decade. She can help you plan your next relocation like a pro and recommend the best movers in your state. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family, playing with her pets, and watching old TV shows with her husband.

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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