By Jeff Zbar | November 21, 2008
No sooner does Monday come than Friday has arrived. I knew it was Friday: My kids were slower to rise from bed, the wife was headed to work, and I had a happy mood about me. And I hadn’t even had a cup of tea yet.
But when someone (a respected exec, no less) proffered a Tweet announcing that the new Guns N Roses CD was streaming online, I turned up the speakers and took a listen. It’s playing as I type right now. (My reply to my friend’s tweet: Some flashes of brilliance, some rockin’ GNR. Some’s weak. Axl’s voice has stood the test of time n abuse well).
This has nothing to do with productivity or an organized home office. It has little to do with time management or focus or parsing my time between what is “profitable” and what is “productive.”
But it has everything to do with the mindset of the home officer.
It has to do with the difference between Monday and Friday, between button-down and loose, between staying wholly focused on “work” and being more open to the possibilities that exist out there.
I “work” on Mondays, and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. By Thursdays, I’m working on personal projects, prospecting for new business, contacting long-time clients and new opportunities alike to see what’s going on out there.
And listening to Axl Rose’s unbelievable vocal range suits the mood of the space. That’s Friday in my home office.
Work is not all about work. it’s about that mood, what we make of the home and office, and how we melt the two into an experience to be enjoyed — at any time.