Four years as a work-at-home person who jumped out of bed in my sweats to send some emails to clients around the world lost its appeal. As I grew, the idea of doing stuff around the house while speaking with a client in China over VoIP started to wear me out thanks to my lack of concentration for more than a couple minutes at a time.

So I decided to move my operation into a calm, quiet, and productive office 15 minutes from home. My life has changed for the better. I am deeply focused on my work. No one bothers me in the middle of an interview with random requests to go to the store. When I get home after a long day, I am not in that weird live/work type of feeling. I can chill out, refresh my batteries, and ready myself for another productive day.

Here is a list off the top of my mind that explains my situation.
  • Your family and friends interrupt your workflow
  • Teenagers blast loud music all day
  • Babies want to play all the time while youre rushing to turn in the latest project
  • Your dog barks constantly in the middle of an important conference call
  • Your business disrupts quality time with family
  • You have outgrown your home office
  • You dream about setting up an office like Iron Man
  • You can afford it
  • You want to hire some help
  • You produce audio/video content on a daily basis
  • You grow tired of working at home
Working from home can be an awesome thing. I enjoyed it for years, and it fit my natural habits. But when my business needs were not being met, an offsite location was a dream come true.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -Henry David Thoreau