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October 16, 2020

Take yourself seriously

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Hi, this is Hillary Clinton host of the new podcast you and me both. There's a lot to be anxious and worried about right now and it's made so much worse by the fact that we can't be together. So I find myself on the phone a lot talking with friends experts really anyone who can help make some sense of these challenging times. These conversations have been a Lifeline for me. And now I hope they will be for you to please listen to you and me both on the iHeartRadio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast.

Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the new corner office the podcast where we share strategies for thriving in the new world of work or location and hours. Am I flexible than in the past today's tip is to take yourself. Seriously. If you are working from home long-term, make sure you and everyone you interact with know that you are working. You are not magically going to have more availability just because your office happens to be in the same building where you sleep back in the pre covid days. I used to give this advice to people who were new to working from home just because you're working at home doesn't mean you can get away with less child care just because you're working from home doesn't automatically mean that you can let the neighbors dog out or drive people to the airport or that you are responsible for all household chores. If you are the primary Breadwinner and your partner is staying home with your kids.

You're not magically going to be more available for helping out during working hours than you were before the work still needs to get done. Not one of the reasons for saying this is that I know people have a tendency to take working from home less seriously in the past. It was seen as mostly a work-life balance park for people taking their feet off the gas. So if you wanted to convince your boss that you are still serious and ambitious. Well, you couldn't be disappearing at 2 p.m. Everyday or anything like that, but everything changed with the pandemic suddenly. Everyone was working from home regardless of ambition level many people Child Care Arrangements disappeared and so people were trying to work from home without child care and of necessity working fewer hours, whether they could swap with a partner or not. We are slowly emerging from crisis mode. I hope schools are going back and daycares are opening up at least in some places that many organizations have realized the

Evernote work there a lot of benefits and not having everyone commute in every day. And so many organizations are in what I call a hybrid stage. So as we emerge from this crisis mode, it's time to get back to the ground rules of taking yourself. Seriously when you work from home if there's a big request because you're at home and you don't want to take it on practice this phrase. Sorry, I won't be able to help I'm usually on calls or in meetings then if your kids get off the bus, but it is still at work hours for you then enlist help or if they're old enough greet them and then have them do and dependent work or fight time because you are still working until it's time to be done with work if your partner is working in an office, but you are working at home. It is not automatically your job to have dinner ready and waiting when he or she shows up if you want to agree to this as a family that's fine. It can be agreed to but this discussion should be specific your partner could perhaps take

Something else in return like the grocery shopping or cleaning it goes without saying that to take yourself. Seriously, you need good office equipment. You need a good desk and you need a good chair don't routinely schedule doctor or dentist appointments for the middle of the day you are working then don't volunteer for things because you theoretically have so much time during the day you are working if you really enjoyed the volunteer work great. I'm sure you can fit into your life, but you are working just like people in offices are working take yourself seriously and the work will get.

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to succeeding in the new corner office.

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