I love what I do in my day job! In fact, I get so excited sometimes that I just can't contain myself. For years, I have kept my work life and personal life separate on this blog. I rarely talk about what I do and the fulfillment I get from it. Until now…
I graduated with a degree in Sociology simply because I had amassed the most credits in this field of study. I was passionate about certain subjects like Sports Sociology, Death and Dying and Business Sociology. I struggled through Law and Society – bad move taking this night class – and I always wondered if I would use my undergraduate degree. Then one day, I found workplace planning and my whole life turned upside down.
I design, research and implement workspaces that help employees maximize their productivity. I push the bounds of what is accepted and what is scary. I have the privilege of working with some of the best folks in the Facilities and planning industry (at least I think so). Last year, I went to the Platform Conference and thought I had found my passion, my blog focus, but the truth was….I don't think so.
I have many passions. I love photography, but it's a hobby. I love missions, but it's not my calling. I love these things, but being a workplace agent is my calling. I can talk about this still all the cows come home, not just some of them.
One 30-Minute Phone Call
As part of my Platform Conference experience, I received a free 30-minute phone call with Brian Scheer from the Frontline Group. During this phone call, we explored several areas where I could focus my time and energy. He pointed out, one very important point that I had never considered, nor explored and that was…
Why don't you write about your 9-5 experience?
He indicated I had a great deal to offer with my experiences and it could help other people, and that struck a chord with me. In the end, I just want to help people…it's part of who I am.
3 Reasons Why I Am Changing My Blog Focus
- I Have a Passion for the Workplace of the Future – the workplace is rapidly changing. We have offices and cubicles and open desking and free address spaces and the list continues. Don't worry if you don't understand these ideas, I will walk you through them in upcoming posts. Each space as a unique use and design ideology that can help you work effectively.
- I Want to Help People Transform Their Home Office Nightmares – let's be honest, we don't always have clean working environments and that includes our home offices. If you work from home part-time or full-time, it's important that your office functions best for you. A clutter-free work area can enhance your creativity and help you achieve more.
- I Want to Help People Identify Their Optimal Work Environment – each of us functions best in certain types of working environments. For me, I prefer open spaces such as Starbucks, but others prefer the quietness of an office or somewhere in between. I will help to identify your optimal environment.
Like everything else in my life, this is an experiment. I am trying something new and looking forward to the journey. Our calling is what drives us. It drives us to be better, to challenge ourselves and to operate within our strengths zones.
I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you.
Question: What workplace issues do you have and would like answered? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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