Years ago I made the choice to leave a job and start consulting. That turned into a launch of a company with me still working from home and remotely, which I love. A lot of people over the years have told me they don’t think they would ever be able to work from home, that they would go crazy doing that. Personally I would go crazy working in an office, like a crazed tiger in heat or something.
There have been times where it has been tough though. In order to keep working from home fresh I had to develop theme days.
Monday- No Pants Mondays
I get to work in my boxers all day and talk to clients on the phone while I am wearing no pants. They don’t know that I am not wearing pants and probably think that I am in an office in a high rise wearing pants. When actually I will be on my couch just wearing boxers and NO PANTS!!! Oh the joke is SO on them. (Unless they aren’t wearing pants either then the joke is on me for thinking the joke is on them.)
Tuesday- Sexual Harassment Tuesdays
Throughout the day I will make sure to drop a pen on the floor and when I bend over to pick it up say totally inappropriate things. At the end of the day I am going to go to myself in tears and say something like, “This is sexual harassment.”
Then I will coldly reply to myself, “It is my word against yours. Who do you think a court is going to believe a respected professional like myself or some young piece of ass I rescued from a stripper’s pole?”
It will be an educating moment on gender politics and will make me hate myself as well identify with the struggle of females. There will be a lot of drinking at the end of Tuesdays.
Wednesday- White Rapper Wednesday
I get to dress like a gangster and enter my home office listening to 3rd Bass’s “Pop Goes the Weasel”. When I get halfway to my desk I will do the running man.
Why? Just because I can.
Thursday- No Pants Thursday
(See no pants Monday)
Pssh… Like I am going to work on Fridays. Three days weekends for everybody!
What theme day would you create?