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UK faces calls for ‘Plan B’ with virus cases high and rising
"Many scientists are pressing the British government to re impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates already Europe's highest rise still further the U. K. recorded just over forty nine thousand you code in nineteen cases on Monday the largest number since mid July new infections average of forty three thousand a day over the past week a fifteen percent increase on the week before last week the office for national statistics estimated that one in six people in England had the virus one of the highest levels seen in Britain during the pandemic in July prime minister Boris Johnson's government lifted all the legal restrictions that had been imposed more than a year earlier to slow the spread of the virus including face coverings indoors and social distancing rules very strictly on them
North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, South Korea says
"North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what south Korea's military describes as a weapon likely designed for submarine based on shows marking possibly the most significant demonstration of the north's military might since president Joe Biden took office the launch came hours after the U. S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on north Korea's nuclear weapons program it underscored how the north continues to expand its military capabilities I made a post in diplomacy the south joint chiefs of staff said in a statement it detected at the north's firing one short range ballistic missile it believed to be a submarine launched ballistic missile from waters near the eastern port of simple and that the south Korean and U. S. militaries will closely analyzing
Titans stop Allen on 4th down, hang on to beat Bills 34-31
"The Tennessee Titans use their MVP caliber work horse to beat the Buffalo Bills thirty four thirty one at Nissan stadium Derrick Henry had twenty carries for a hundred forty three yards and three touchdowns in the win Henry seventy six yard touchdown in the second quarter turn the game around for the Titans but he credits the whole his office of line made for him it's a big big guys got good the number is is a great job walking in on my days seem to hold a hearing dot org or something R. T. buffalo's Josh Allen with an impressive thirty five of forty seven for three hundred fifty three yards and three touchdowns despite the loss in the waning seconds of regulation however is built on a fourth and one for the Titans three but he couldn't pick up the yard slipping behind the line of scrimmage and ending the game both teams are now for into and leave their respective divisions German takeover Nashville
Caller's Private Medical Office Suffers From Supply Chain Delays
"I'm really upset with our transportation secretary who blows this just doesn't take this seriously But tell us about the medical supplies Okay Well I ordered some x-ray equipment and some of the x-ray equipment I couldn't get because our distributor said that it's on a cargo ship on the Olsen And then so I talked to him a little bit more and it's like he's having some issues getting the supplies in from his from overseas But also mark the bigger problem is we're having this problem with all of our supplies And you and your husband run a private medical office Doctor's office Yes Yes And yes small town Colorado And because we're not there's a backlog of supplies and then our supply cost have increased
Peter Doocy Presses Jen Psaki on Democrats' Premeditated Motives Against President Trump
"And so Peter doocy one of the few journalists journalists in this country He's at The White House of course and he goes back and forth with Psaki who's nothing more than a flim flam propagandist Cut 16 go Why did the president break his promise not to enter into any decisions about what cases the Justice Department should bring and offering How did he break his promise Well he was asked if the DOJ should cross a few people who divide January 6th committee subpoenas and did not say I let Justice Department decide he said yes Well let me reiterate and I put out a statement also on Friday night to this on this Where I conveyed clearly that won the president continues to believe that January 6th was one of the darkest days in our democracy He also continues to believe that the Department of Justice has the purview and independence to make decisions about prosecutions And that is continues to be his view and that it continues to be how he is He will govern You say that that is his view but that is not what he said I just conveyed what his view is And that is also how he is operated how he is governed and how he will continue to govern And I think that's what's important for people to watch So then what's changed since last year when he said I will not do what this president former president Trump does and use the Justice Department is my vehicle to insist that something happened Well since you give me the opportunity here president former president Trump used his office to incite an insurrection He put political pressure on To propagate lies about the election to the point where they threatened to resign en masse I think there's hardly a comparison there He said President Biden said the Justice Department in my administration will be totally independent of me And he said he would not have you know what's good about this he is not distracted Have you noticed that mister reducer He doesn't bite that hook No no no no he stays laser
Mark Meadows Is a Dan Bongino Supporter
"Mark Meadows congressman welcome to the show Hey it's great to be with you Dan and it's always good to talk to old Friends and quite frankly you're taking it to the last like no one else And so I always love to tell people I used to know you when you were not behind And you were just the fact of being Well I want everyone to know I'm going to embarrass you here for a minute Congressman So when I was running for office you know you're always seeking support from people I was running for Congress And you know I had an incident where I told the reporter to go F himself You can fill in the blank spokes And after that incident you know congressman reached out and said you know what I'm behind you man By Gary conservative and you were one of the few guys and I tell that's whenever someone asked me about Mark Meadows I go you know what That's who Mark Meadows is He could have bailed he could have been like ah you know what Not for me I didn't have any one tenth of the profile I have now but you didn't Matter of fact you emailed me to double down and say you know what I believe in you man And I never forgot that That's the kind of guy you are Mark so I will never forget that story Well that means a lot and honestly we need people who are willing to hold others accountable and you're one of the few that will speak the truth and in spite of sometimes the personal consequences that come your way And so it's an honor to call you a friend and with the profile that you have now It's interesting because I got to see that long before the rest of the country got to see it and you're just as strong in your voice now and we've just got to continue to fight the swamp and make sure that we fight the left and get our country back to its right What ain't easy
Russia Breaks Diplomatic Ties with NATO
"Russia says it's suspending its mission of NATO and has also ordered the closure of the alliance's office in Moscow in retaliation to NATO's expulsion of Russian diplomats earlier this month NATO withdrew the accreditation of eight Russian officials to denying them access to its Brussels headquarters saying it believes they have been secretly working as intelligence officers NATO also hopped the size of Moscow's team at its headquarters from twenty to ten Moscow has dismissed the accusations as baseless and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has announced Moscow's response announcing that the suspension of Russia's mission of NATO and the closure of the alliance's military liaison and information offices in the Russian capital I'm
Fox News' Dana Perino Remembers Colin Powell
"Dana perino, of course, served under George W Bush, new Colin Powell, shed the following on Fox News. But yes, I've long admired him. I remember all edge during the Gulf War. What this man is very impressive. And then the fact that I actually got to meet him and work with him, work under him, really, as the Secretary of State, it is just remarkable as ainsley as you were reading the statement and talking about his life in the previous segment in the previous interview. You realize that this man was such a man of consequence. And a consummate public servant, serving all of those years. And I was surprised to read. He was 84. Because in many ways, to me, he was ageless. In addition to all of the amazing work that he did as a military leader, one thing that people might not remember is he started an organization called America's promise. And that really encouraged civic engagement and volunteer work. And there was a little red wagon logo, and I'm a good friend as a race sale who had worked for president George H. W. Bush, then worked in his office and correspondence. And she would tell me such amazing stories about him. And then fast forward. I remember as a deputy press secretary standing in the back of the room, the east room one day and there was a, I believe it was Karzai, who achman Karzai from Afghanistan was giving a speech. And I was standing in the back of the room and Colin Powell just happened to be next to me. And I remember being very impressed by augment caramelized speech. And I said something to Colin Powell I said, wow. He is a very impressive. And Colin Powell gave me advice that I've lived with ever since, and he said, Dana, just beware of people who might be want to be dictators who speak very good English. And that was so interesting. But if you think about all the leaders that we've seen, come up through the ranks that America likes to support and then unfortunately turns out to be somebody that you question in the end. I would also say that he was a great stature. The way that he conducted himself, I really commend his books to people out there, young people who are looking to learn about leadership. He really was a consummate professional. Dana perino, who served in the Bush administration, reflected on the passing of general Colin
Colin Powell, First Black Secretary of State, Dies at 84 From COVID-19 Amid Cancer Battle
"Show. The first black U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff a major political historic cultural figure has died at the age of 84, general Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19, according to his family. Of course, lots of controversy during his career. He went before the UN Security Council made the case for war against Iraq. He, of course, reveal himself to be an Obama supporter and to many of us who at one point thought he might be a viable Republican candidate for office, that was all scuttled when he confirmed that he was essentially a liberal. And our political differences with colon Powell don't change our respect for his life and his legacy and most important the pain and grief that his family is feeling at his loss.
Sinclair Broadcast Says It Was Hit by Cyberattack
"Sinclair broadcast group says it suffered a data breach and is still working to determine what information the data contained the company said it started investigating the potential security incident over the weekend and identified certain servers and workstations that were encrypted with ransomware it also found that certain office and operational networks were disrupted data was also taken from the company's network the Maryland based company owns and or operates twenty one regional sports networks and owns operates and or provide services to a hundred and eighty five television stations Sinclair said it currently can determine whether or not the data breach will have a material impact on its business operations or financial results I'm
Trump sits for deposition in lawsuit brought by demonstrators alleging assault
"Donald Trump is scheduled to provide a deposition in New York today in a case about his security teams crackdown on a protest during the early days of his presidential campaign according to court papers the former president will record the deposition at trump tower the lawsuit stems from a September third twenty fifteen protest outside the tower over negative comments trump made about Mexican immigrants six of the protesters said they were roughed up and there is video of the incident state Supreme Court judge Doris Gonzalez denied an effort by trump to quash a subpoena ordering him to testify the judge said trump's argument that there must be exceptional circumstances to depose a high ranking government official did not apply because he was being called to answer for conduct outside of office I'm
Inside the Shade War Between Joe and Kamala With Jack Posobiec
"I've seen Jack talk about the shade war, I'm really interested in knowing more about Jill Biden versus Kamala, what's the dynamic like? Oh, it's huge. Build out some of that out more piece from The Bronx. Thank you. And thank you for subscribing to the Charlie Kirk show podcast. Go ahead, check. There you go. Yeah, so the shade war has been going on. I mean, we all kind of know that Kamala Harris, of course, was nobody else's pick either. However, in the wake of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement, Joe Biden was kind of in a box. He had to choose someone who was African American. And then so Kamala Harris was the one a lot of the media, a lot of the elites have been pushing her early on. Remember very early on she did that town hall with Jake tapper, just out of nowhere. Nobody was talking about Kamala and suddenly CNN is feeding her on the entire audience saying, oh, combo is going to be amazing. She's going to be great. Very, very naked on her feet. Obviously. But like Hillary Clinton in many ways, she's kind of the California version of Hillary Clinton, where she plays the inside game. She understands what's going on. She plays people against each other and you know, the inside politics, the office politics, the palace intrigue, if you will. I mean, look, she went from somebody who was a staffer in San Francisco all the way up to being the senator from San Francisco. People want to talk about how she did it. My point is she did it. She made it happen. Right. That's ambition. That's a 100% ambition. This is what she is dedicated her life to. So I wanted to go to Joe, and say, you know, Joe, you're not supposed to put someone as your vice president that you know will betray you, then they get the chance, right? You know, with Trump and Pence, you never had that with wish and JD. And obviously with Obama and Biden, Biden was never a threat to
Ravens shut down Herbert, Chargers in 34-6 victory
"Lamar Jackson threw for one hundred sixty seven yards and a touchdown while the defense shut down Justin Herbert as the ravens beat up on the Chargers thirty four to six each of Baltimore's three veteran running backs Latavius Murray levy on bell and Avantor Freeman scored touchdowns the defense held the Chargers to just two hundred eight total yards impressing Jackson awesome everyday going on in the final round of stuff like that it was tremendous to watch those guys do what they do well we all know they can do we've got to keep you know offices especially Jackson hit mark Andrews with a touchdown pass from nine yards out Herbert finished with a touchdown pass but only one hundred ninety five yards through the air Craig
‘Halloween Kills’ carves out $50.4 million at box office
"Helloween kill list the latest installment in the Halloween movies was the biggest draw at the box office over the weekend I marches are a letter with the latest hello in kills raked in fifty point four million dollars in its first weekend according to studio estimates that's significant because it was also available on the peacock streaming service at the same time it's the second of a trilogy of the modern era of the Halloween story line last week's number one the James Bond movie No time to die drops to second with twenty four point three million dollars venom let there be carnage came in third place the Adams family too is in fourth the last dual is number five
How COVID-19 Has Impacted US Elections
"Thank you, William Doyle, doctor doll for taking the hour of your life to join us here on the Mike Gallagher show. Let's talk about where you left off. Mark Elias, let's pick up exactly where you left off when we were talking about how COVID has impacted even our elections. Right, let me try and cut to the chase and give you an analogy to show you the way I envision what happened between the law fair that the market Elias lawyers and the Democratic Party were waging and what happened with CTCL. Imagine a military campaign where you want to take a huge swath of territory. The first thing you do is go in with the saturation bombing. And that's what the law fair involved. It involved weakening and making more vulnerable state election systems by trying to sue for universal mail in balloting, private drop boxes, extended deadlines for accepting mail in ballots, which, by the way, advantaged mail in ballots significantly over in person voting. And then once you soften up the territory, you bombed it almost the submission, then the infantry moves in and takes the territory. And that's what CTCL was like. They were like the infantry that went in after the law fair taxation bombing. And basically took over these Kia local election offices and mounted a an incredibly effective get out the vote effort for Joe Biden. That's what it appears to us to have
British lawmaker stabbed while holding meetings with constituents
"Reports have emerged that the British lawmaker has been stabbed during a meeting with his constituents wishes police confirmed that a man has been arrested off to the stopping any sin England's Sky News reported that conservative lawmaker David Amos Wilson will make cuts heights at Belfast Methodist church in Leigh on sea the seaside town east of London amis's London office confirmed the police and ambulance had been called but had no other details Amos has been a member of parliament Philly on C. since nineteen ninety seven but has been only because since nineteen eighty three two other British lawmakers have been attacked in the past twenty one years during their regular meetings nine the surgeries when local members of that area can present concerns and complaints Karen
Caller and Mark Levin Discuss Gender From 'American Marxism'
"I am I'm in chapter four of American Marxism I'm actually in Chicago I listen to it on tape in my office so turn several people out to it which is great because they're all very liberal where I work But I love I love the way it really meant something to me the way you came at the gender issues in American Marxism Because it made me realize something I grew up ten to 70s high schools in the 80s era When I was ten 11 years old I played ball with the boys I could hold my own And then puberty hit they got big and strong and I'd say to anybody Right And it really made me mad They're gonna tell that girl that she's a boy trapped in a girl's body and go take steroids and mutilate yourself I don't destroy my life Now I'm an adult woman and I have children I have a husband I have a nice house I would have destroyed everything because at 11 years old I wanted to throw a temper tantrum because I couldn't hit the ball as far as the boys that I played with the summer before And you'll notice in that chapter this is being pushed by the United Nations It's being pushed by all kinds of radical groups It's now in our school systems You have elementary school children learning about this stuff Elementary school children It's unbelievable You know what are these kids going to do I mean we're seeing anger now from these people Let's say let's see how the Democrats conduct themselves in Virginia if they're just going to vote party line which they tend to do Not given a damn what goes on in their schools and all the rest of it They slobber They go to the voting slobber Who's dynamic Terry McCall good
Terry McAuliffe Struggles to Shore up Democrat Base
"We've got a couple of minutes here to talk about what's going on in the gubernatorial race in Virginia, where Glen youngkin is going up against former governor Terry mcauliffe and, you know, this is an interesting race. It's remained close. I intending to think I'm a little optimistic about this, but of course, Virginia is a fairly blue state these days. Cam you're a virginian. What's going on there? It does young can have a chance here. Yes, I think you can absolutely have this chance. I think the Democrats are very, very concerned. As you say, Virginia has been trending blue, but this is about as optimal a scenario for Republicans as you can find. Democrats have nominated. I think a pretty unpopular guy and certainly a very uninspiring candidate who is not being helped by Joe Biden is dragging him down. Like all of even said that by design popular in Virginia and yet Biden is going to be coming to campaign with Terry mccoll between now and election day. But, you know, Miguel has also bringing in Barack Obama. He's bringing in Stacey Abrams to campaign for him Ed, which tells me that was less than three weeks now before election day. McCollum is still worried about shoring up his base, he's not even hoping right now to try to attract those moderate or independent voters. He's still trying to get black Democrats in Virginia to show up and vote for him because there's a third party candidate on the ballot for instance blanding. Who is running as deliberation party candidates is the first black female to be on the ballot for governor in Virginia. She is very strongly connected to the social justice movement. She's running to the call of left. And I think the mcauliffe is absolutely terrified that she's been able to peel away three four maybe even 5% of the vote both that would have gone to him. And that may be enough, along with what I think has been a pretty good campaign run by when young that might be enough to put junk in an office.
"home office" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"I spoke to including barristers solicitous and judges described system in which the home office knowingly fort hopeless cases a march twenty twenty. One may have finally had her day in court. She was surprised to find that the presenting officer the home office employee who argued the government's case had not had time to read or the case files. The judge allowed a forty minute break for the office said to catch up. By contrast mia and her husband had taken months to document every moment of their relationship that whatsapp chats and family photos and spent thousands of pounds on lawyers. most immigration cases have been ineligible for legal aid since twenty. Twelve mayo was dismayed by the disparity between the effort she had made and the apparent casualness of the home office after short hearing of just over an hour. Her appeal was granted. One presenting officer told me that is often asked them to perform the impossible although they represent the home office in court most not trained lawyers and they often received. Details of a case is ninety minutes before the hearing that role. The office said is to ensure fairness in the same way. A barrister defend a sex offender. They personally believe is guilty but they did not have the necessary support. I don't feel as if the demands of the job understood the officers said katrina jarvis. Another retired judge told me. I've had presenting offices breakdown in front of me because they can't bear hearing about the traumatic experiences of people whose cases they've been told to oppose. Why does the home office insist. On fighting cases. It knows it will lose. According to give it all comes down to perception. They are terrified of the thought that any concession by them that can be perceived as soft or liberal sympathetic might leak out and be another set of daily mail or sun or telegraph stories. He said the outcome is legally inevitable. But it's very important to them that it's a judge. Hugh makes the decision so they can say to the press. We disappointed about the decision. We're going to fight it..
"home office" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"A twenty fourteen report by the charity legal action group which identified a number of former commonwealth citizens who've been stripped of rights was dismissed by the home office in twenty sixteen after a series of media reports about eu citizens wrongly told that they had no right to live in the uk. Hawkins the dutch. It specialist who lived here for twenty four years was one of them had. They cases swiftly resolved but such responses were exceptions. I asked the former home of his press officer who worked under may how much attention they paid to criticism from liberal media outlets. If i'm honest the former press officer said i think it was almost considered a joke. It wasn't important. The guardian the guardian of civil in westminster feel about the work they do among graduates. Who joined the civil service each year. The office isn't considered the most prestigious department. But it is a place where ambitious used visual can show off that credentials and build a career. Several current and former civil servants told me however that immigration is seen as a poor cousin to other sexier home office policy areas such as counterterrorism. The home office has long had a reputation for being somewhat dour and confrontational or departments. Get infected by the culture of the sectors. They work with a whitehall veteran who worked across several departments told me health is do good as and education is badly people who like to talk about education. The home office tended to be slightly more trad civil service men and reasonably well turned suit so into prisons. The comms team had a kind of trench mentality said the former press officer. It was this environment where you work to really long day and you kind of team and you know under attack and then everyone would go out tonight and sometimes come straight back to work. The next day that was part of what was quite enjoyable. Or exhilarating about it. The former press office said it was kind of brutal and match the former senior civil servant who walked under labor and coalition governments. Said that for many home office staff working on immigration if feels like a constant battle against the numbers which in terms of people coming in and out of the country in any year a very large indeed. This breeds a nervousness. That if you relax the rules in one area you may create a great big loophole through which everybody will rush. The official added the fear. Is that if you relaxed the rules in london in the morning the know about it in north africa or in afghanistan by lunchtime it goes around. The world as political pressure grew to reduce immigration. The home office would often clash with the treasury and the business department both the which tend to see immigration as good for the economy. You in this constant fight with officials from both departments said the former mid level civil servant. Who think that y'all ridiculous economically illiterate department while this tension isn't you. The official felt that it grew more intense after the change of government in twenty ten for any given policy the former mid level civil servant said labor ministers had wanted to know how they could justify it to their constituents for the conservatives if felt like it was more about the media and justifying it to the rest of government for the people at the other end of the system. The consequences were deadly serious after. Shake sheriff phil. Amin was accused in twenty fifteen of having cheated on his english language. Test the message from all quarters not just the home office but even the first lawyer he contacted was that he should go home. But in ami's going home was not an option because it would have been an admission of fraud..
"home office" Discussed on So, Here's My Story...
"Forever people who work from home have always had this issue of like. When is the end point. Business is messy and unpredictable. Sometimes lonely so low. An inspiration can often come from really weird places we pick up where the bullet-point blogs and the highlight reels. Leave off we start with stories. So here's my story and like so many of my stories. It root in a conversation with my wife. I told nikki and this goes back a couple of weeks ago. I told her that. I was going to start going into the office every day. Now flashback twenty nineteen or frankly to. I don't know eighty seven. That would not have been a conversation but it was a significant conversation In today's environment and she looked kinda hurt. She said well why. Because i had been working in the whole office and i would come out. We'd have coffee. Or whatever. And what i told her was what was what had been weighing on me for a while. I had gone into the occasionally As as we talked about you know. I have a small firm. We have an office suite. But it's not teeming with people. In fact the times that i come in during quarantine you know nine times out of ten. I was the only one here so our conversation didn't go into too much into kovic risks or being unsafe because you know there are forty people cubicles and offices wandering around my sweet but what i told her was what i've been feeling. Which is i need a psychological separation between weekday and weekend because what was happening is every every day i'd it'd be the opposite home and come out with my wife and we talk and i love that stuff and have coffee and but i was still at home and then the weekend came and i was like create i have. I'm home now for the weekend and it sounds funny but it was nearly becoming an issue. And i could tell that i was having a problem because there was no marking of time for me. Just one day would lead into another lead into another leading into another. But when i started coming into the office even though there is a psychological wait for me of coming in and being the only one in the office suite when it had been you know pop populated pre-coded. There was something about driving to the office and in the evening driving home and something about the weekend. Now that i'm at home. And i get to stay home as opposed to. I have to be home again That has made a real difference in so in the past for the past couple of weeks. I've been coming to the office five days a week more or less on my pre covid schedule. It's it's safe from a social point of view. I don't take any more chances than i did before. Nine mask up with walking in and out of the building But it really has lifted a certain things and it has made me more motivated to get things done because amid an office place Yeah so so. I i get that a lot of people. Don't have that ability to do that. They don't have empty office suite just sitting there idle waiting for them but So there are other strategies that you can employees. But i was wondering whether whether or not you have. Yeah whether or not you have strategies for it. Doesn't it doesn't erase the need if like if benches there if that need is there if you're feeling the effects of not having those here a couple of things in there i hear about like marking time or delineating time somehow discern Making distinctions between time and then also space like the the the the purpose of space you. It's an office feel differently in the space versus like how you might feel like sitting on the couch. I i definitely have several of my own versions tournament. But i i really when you're at your office do you. Do you go wistfully look into our podcast studio that we lovingly created weeks before this began. Yes i do. Sometimes i just did it. The podcast table in front of the inactive. Mike's just just stare into space stare into space. I was thinking about like how much like how much like i loved it. Like how much. Time and effort i put into picking that table and those chairs and then we got getting the mic setup in the right way like it was. It was such a big deal to us. We're not there once that maybe true for a long time for months. That podcast table was exactly as we left it. Meaning that you still had a pad of notes fades completed. I did too. And i moved those things over. Not just put a camera there and stuff for You know when. I come in and recorded online videos to the studio but it was beginning to look too much like a set from the stand. You know like this apocalypse of life. There was almost like there was a half cup of coffee at your journals right too much. All right well. I like that perspective on it because i was gonna crack a joke. I was like so what you're saying is you've moved on. You've just like the kid who goes away to college and you turn into a workout room. You're you're done anyway so so back. Although that is actually not completely unrelated to what. We're talking about. But i i it's interesting i am having. I didn't. I didn't have those same feelings early. So awareness of needing. I did a little bit. Like i've been doing this thing where i moved to different of the house sometimes based on the kind of work that i'm doing not because those areas are better but just that i need to not be sitting right here all the time. The thing i'm most experienced is that i am. I was developing almost like a police. Things sound so lame when you say them because they but i was developing almost like a resistance to sitting in like anything that meant. I had to sit in front of my computer to do it so i was like avoiding and things. 'cause it's just like there's only so much like staring at a screen to like do that and i was just not swapping up. Can't think of the word but like mix it up a bit so there. If i have like hating you're recording in your bedroom. Which means that for a while. You would turn your life into a studio apartment a one hundred percent. I have a bathroom right there in my kitchen while outside of this room is only like five more steps past this room so we get the whole. You could get the whole little mini fridge. Never leave this room to run. No seriously it was. It was getting very very very like myopic. If.
"home office" Discussed on A New Direction
"So if you wanted to incorporate the habit of drinking water for example you could take that trigger of brushing your teeth which is already established habits. So you don't have to think about it and you could tie to that the drinking a glass of water right so when you do that. You have to think about the water. It's just brush my teeth address a water you're stacking one. Having on top of the other you're choosing a trigger So that's that's a trigger can be a place time. The smell of it could be an alarming. Could be a prompt or it could be something that you already do. Decide to have as a trigger as well you. You both said here in this book that an important characteristic of the habit is that it's automatic. You don't even think about it what you just said so. Changing the habits are making a new habit. Getting rid of an old one takes conscious effort mention. I think i think what happens. Is we kind of feel like we've kind of got into these habits ourselves and we feel that they just automatically go away at the problem is they just don't automatically go away. We have to be credibly intentional about changing our habits. And this is the one thing about this book that i what i did was. In the seventy three different habits suggestions in this book i went through and i categorized number of them and actually kind of in the thirty steps. I think that um stephen puts out the actually kind of the categories. So i thought maybe we could talk about some of these different categorisations of creating a home office and then talk about why some of these categories so many of them fit into a category. I think the first one is in psychology. We have this thing called state dependent learning meaning that If it can be an environment if our environment is changing too much it is very difficult for us to be settled in that environment in order to be productive if we and the other problem is if we're trying to change environment that we currently have that we do one thing in and then try to do something else and we generally are not very productive. Here's i me if you try to set up your office in the kitchen in a place where you normally eat. It becomes extraordinarily difficult. Psychologically for us to be able to sit and work in a place where i'm normally eating and so we had these state dependent environments that. Make it difficult on us and i think you even talk about in your chapter to a large extent that our environment plays incredible role in our productivity. So let's explore that a little bit. Does i think having a productive home office know. One of the key components is having an environment that organized Ideally clear. clutter. Because that's distraction quiet to the degree that works for you know the individual. We all have something to say. That i don't think of one size fits all around many of these ideas and concepts in that you and i might have different levels of tolerance for stuff around us. One of us might prefer to have more things out gets prompts reminders. in inspiration and another may refer to have things put away and receive those prompts renters inspiration in different ways but i think a physical environment that set up where you can come in and sit down and focus is important and often that comes from organization you know clearing clutter and you know sound being ideal or lack of also being ideal. Those are important things. There's different chapters in the book about technology. Set up having a second screen users variations within that that can enhance an environment. I think those are that the keys. Her name is debbie rosemont and she is a co author of this outstanding book one habit for a thriving home office. Actually they're seventy plus habits. Guess what they're killer habits of the happiest achieving on base business people on the planet and you know what you're listening to her here on a new direction.
"home office" Discussed on A New Direction
"So if you wanted to incorporate the habit of drinking water for example you could take that trigger of brushing your teeth which is already established habits. So you don't have to think about it and you could tie to that the drinking a glass of water right so when you do that. You have to think about the water. It's just brush my teeth address a water you're stacking one. Having on top of the other you're choosing a trigger So that's that's a trigger can be a place time. The smell of it could be an alarming. Could be a prompt or it could be something that you already do. Decide to have as a trigger as well you. You both said here in this book that an important characteristic of the habit is that it's automatic. You don't even think about it what you just said so. Changing the habits are making a new habit. Getting rid of an old one takes conscious effort mention. I think i think what happens. Is we kind of feel like we've kind of got into these habits ourselves and we feel that they just automatically go away at the problem is they just don't automatically go away. We have to be credibly intentional about changing our habits. And this is the one thing about this book that i what i did was. In the seventy three different habits suggestions in this book i went through and i categorized number of them and actually kind of in the thirty steps. I think that um stephen puts out the actually kind of the categories. So i thought maybe we could talk about some of these different categorisations of creating a home office and then talk about why some of these categories so many of them fit into a category. I think the first one is in psychology. We have this thing called state dependent learning meaning that If it can be an environment if our environment is changing too much it is.
"home office" Discussed on A New Direction
"I also have an assistant working in here in the home office in this is where the magic of our company happens worldwide headquarters. I've been working from home for price and time which now a lot of people don't necessarily have a dedicated home office so the home office may be the table at the dining room table or Bedroom or wherever. They're able to work. But having a consistent space to go to and a setup that's conducive as much as possible to quiet and focus concentration is ideal we're talking with W rosemont by co author of when habit for a thriving home office Killer habits of the happiest achieving home based business people on the planet love it Great book by the way billable bookstores everywhere amazon included. So i want to do this. Because i think it's really important. I don't know if you were steve. Or you collaborated on this. But she had three steps to making your own habit. And i really kind of would like to just kind of walk through these real quick. Because i think it's really important to the listeners. Wherever you are and by the way thank you everyone for making twenty twenty absolutely bad best year. Ever thank you all over the world. Thank you for that To everybody in france number two country in the world so step one the habit the behavior you want to change add or remove. You know what that sounds like. Such an obvious thing is that okay. I guess. I got to pick her behavior but the truth of the matter is we don't get specific enough with what we want to change. Do we know we also. I think the idea having is something that we do without really thinking about it anymore. We might have had the thing about it at one time but once it's established it helps us have more energy for what's important because the habit is in place to allow us to happen with greater ease so i think that establishing habits doesn't have.
"home office" Discussed on A New Direction
"Right by the way with that requires us to have an emotional grammar that you that you can really tap into others. It's not just about being mad and sad and happy rate. I mean there's there's variations within that. What is your emotional grammar. There's lots to do that. So how would you rank yourself on a scale and went to ten in training and then finally there's the spiritual training a lot of people say they're not spiritual spiritual few believe that you're going to do something in the future and it hasn't happened yet but you believe you are going to do whatever it is with going to bake ation or whether you know going out with friends you know the truth matters. Faith hasn't happened. But you believe it's going to happen. That's fake that spiritual right spiritual spirituality can go deeper. You know what puts you at a sense of peace and contentment in the midst. The chaos that spiritual. And what are you doing to create that for yourself. Are you know whether that's a god or nature or meditation or You know mantras and affirmations whatever it is. How's the training going in. Is it working. And if it's not working then you need to change your training just like we need to do in all of our training in these four years of your life so we've got four numbers. You got a physical mental emotional spiritual number. That's like the legs of right if the legs of its legs are uneven. Guess what your posture is going to be bad. And that's just not good on your body and your in your back and it's just gonna make things especially if he had a home office. Usually have to debbie about that but the same time if you choose to low we can't eat at a healthy table and speaking about someone who both at the right level and has her legs. Oh going up on her chair..
"home office" Discussed on A New Direction
"It awesome. We have another great show to start the entire year. It is van tastic. Oh you are going to love her. You're going to love her book. It is debbie rosemont a whole. Yes and the book is entitled one habit for a thriving home office. Oh my gosh. This thing is just chock full of just greatness and goodness and fantastic. Oh you're gonna love it. It's going to be bad tastic. she's fantastic. She's brilliant and by the way. She's really highly organized. I mean she is. She's a productivity consultant. What do you think she's going to be but she is really really really really good. I'm just telling you she's a goal. And you're going to absolutely love and adore her. And i'm gonna tell you what we do that though. Let's do this right because you know. I've said since the beginning well it's been going on for years right always walking through the four areas of your life. Physically mentally emotionally spiritually. You know where yet you know what you're doing but you know in the course of the last year interviewing all these special operations forces people right We we found out that you know the truth of the matter. Is you know when you're under stress when you're under pressure like we are in a pandemic and and you know you're in business and you're working from home and there's probably a lot of pressure coming from home. You know the truth is we. Don't rise to the occasion. We actually fall back to the level of our training. And so rather than saying okay. Where are you at. i'm asking you. Where's your training at all right in those four areas right physically mentally emotionally and spiritually. So what do i mean by training. All right what i mean is is that the truth is a matter. Is you know we're in training every day or at least we should be physically and for example. You should be exercising doing something. You should be eating right putting the right things in your body. I recently had a coaching client. That recently said to her. I said you know stopped worrying about what you're gonna put in. Why don't you worry about what you're not going to put in..
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"Yourself do. I have immediate storage for paper. Do I have deep storage for paper? Maybe it's digital and that's great so long as you have some organization to that digital world question number seven. Do I have an appointment? Set up weekly or monthly for myself to keep my office straightened. If you don't add it last question number eight. Do I have some kind of air? Freshener sent in my home. Office to help my mood. This is an immediate gratification. Kind of thing. You'll immediately notice a difference so let's chat about your smart home device. It can help you set. Appointments Book. Reoccurring Appointments Make to do lists setup calls or even define words and look up synonyms. If you have a call coming up your digital assistant can remind you if you think of something important to do while you're in the midst of another task. Just ask your smart device to remind you of it in a few hours that way you can forget about it go back to your original task and complete it. Did you know you can also automate the interval that your Air Wick and glade fragrances? Switch on Yup. You can pick great sense to help you create just the right ambiance. Everything is connected everything so everything is worth slowly considering how you spend your minutes at home adds up two hours and days and months and a lifetime so care about the quality of your minutes care about the space. You spend those minutes in and listen to your heart's desires. Your Home Office can feel good. It can look good. It can function well take small baby steps and continue tweaking it until it works for you and the way your brain functions if you happen to know someone in the market to buy or sell a home in the Greater Metro Portland Oregon area. Kindly send them my way. The finest compliment I could ever receive. Is the confidence of your referral. Are there things about your bathroom? That make you crazy. Listened to episode twenty two and out with me on all things. Bathroom related pet PEEVES A- potential remodel staging a bathroom when selling and new technology available for bathrooms. If you haven't yet right a review because lets others know this is a podcast worth listening to. Thanks for sitting in on this conversation about creating a Home Office that thrives on me to back here for the next episode..
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"Times. Sticking to a nine to five schedule may prove unrealistic employees. Need to find work time. Budgets that functioned. Best FOR THEM. They also need to be conscious and respectful to others might work at different times than they do for some. It might be during a child's NAP for others. It might be when their partners cooking dinner. Employees with or without children can create intentional work time budgets by adding an out of office reply during certain hours of the day specifically to focus more on work. I love the concept of a time budget here and I can't say I've personally ever heard this phrase used but it makes great sense this calls for leaders to aid employees in structuring coordinating and managing the pace of work. Another thing he recommends is to focus on your most important work. This is not the time for busy work. Workers should be devoting their energy to top priority issues while working from home. Employees often feel compelled to project the appearance of productivity but this can lead them to work on tasks that are more immediate instead of more important a tendency that research suggests is counterproductive in the long run even if it benefits productivity in the short run employees particularly those facing increased workloads family and work tasks should pay attention to prioritizing important work. I mentioned this earlier. I put what I need to get done for the week. And then what? My priorities are for the day working all the time. Even on your most important tasks is not the answer. According to some estimates the average knowledge worker is only productive an average of three hours every day and these hours should be free of interruptions or multitasking with work and family boundaries. Being removed employees time has never been more fragmented. Employees who feel on all the time are at a higher risk of burnout when working from home than if they were going to the office as usual in the term. Trying to squeeze in work and email responses whenever. We have a few minutes to do so during nap time on the weekend or by pausing a movie in the evening is not only counterproductive but also detrimental to our well-being. We all need to find ways and help others do the same to carve out non work time and mental space. These are just a few recommendations that can help workers maintain boundaries between their work and their personal life and thereby avoid burnout in the long run. Such a great article with such uncertainty swirling around being patient with yourself is key. If some days you wake up and all you can do is brush your teeth make coffee and work which is quickly followed by schedule that completely falls apart. It's okay you just have to remember that some days will be better than others. There's no such thing as perfect but you can still aim for your best. Some days will be subpar. Whatevs roll with it if you have a small space. I'm going to include a link to a great article by apartment therapy on examples of small space home offices Yup and it includes really good images and now for the questions to ask yourself about. Your home is space and your reason. Question Number One. How does my Home Office make me feel question number two? Where is my main source of clutter coming from question number three? Fill in the blank. My office would feel nicer or better if I only had. What question number four are you in control of your workflow? If not what one thing can you tweak to improve it question number five look around your room and ask yourself for each item? Is this either necessary for work. Beautiful and uplifting or something. That helps me stay organized. If it doesn't fall into any of the categories. Perhaps it should go and buy go. I mean donate it or put it on the facebook by nothing page so someone else who needs it can benefit from it a DVD burner for instance feels like a relatively insignificant item. But over the years as we update things and fail to reevaluate things taking up our space. We can quickly fall into the trap of having too much outdated useless stuff so even though that dvd burner seems like it should have value. Get it to an electronics recycling facility. Question six how does paper move in my office? Paper needs a workflow. So ask.
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"Once choose right maybe wrap your bulletin board in a gorgeous fabric and did you hear me say earlier had plants. If you've listened to this podcast before you know. I preach lighting lighting lighting. It is so important and can absolutely change the way space feels likewise the key to a happy productive. Work Environment is a simple soft light desk lamp. A soft glow gives your work environment that warm cozy feeling that may contribute to a mellower and less stressful Home Office. Usually you'll want lighting physically lower coming from a source other than the ceiling blasting down. You might even consider a drop light with a brighter white task light that is energizing to contrast the desk light which might be that warmer. Hugh doing lighting right will also prevent ice strain. Now let's talk about tech for a quick second the Conway Electric Jack. Smart USB table lamp was recently named one of sunset magazines favorites. You tap the brass button and this smart lamp will cycle through its illumination modes plus it packs multiple USB ports to from multi-purpose. Items Bonus points that somehow modern and vintage at the same time now. Let's discuss the actual act of working and productivity in your Home Office. Make a list of tasks you need to complete every day and then do it. I like keeping a list of things I want to accomplish this week. And then what? My few priorities are for that day when other things. Don't get done so long as my priorities are done. I consider it a win all the calendars planners and containers. Don't help a bit until you take control of your environment and your processes you must have a system for dealing with paperwork incoming projects digital files and family or kids stuff. If it infiltrates the space I told you earlier. I wanted to mention Trello. It's a website and an APP. It's like a virtual to do list or bulletin board for you and your team with movable and posted like task boxes and because I'm a visual person it worked well for me I can create a business task lists and a home task list as well. What's great is that you can give others access so vacant. Add tasks make updates like showing what status tasks are in and then also leave comments for you to review? It saves so much time. Because you don't have to check in with people to see what they're working on. All you do is open the APP and you can see the status of everything plus you can even color code it which thrills me. It's not just enough to clean off the desk space to dust to call it good. What is your internal monologue cleaning? Your Home Office doesn't address how it got messy in the first place. So if you're resetting your office and you want to keep things going you'll not only need to clear off your desk and make your space aesthetically pleasing but you'll need a system in place to keep it functioning to keep it clear to keep it neat and tidy now. Let's talk about the psychology of working from home as well as preventing burnout. When you're always on your system gets overwhelmed and exhausted it's important to take mental health breaks when working from home to allow your brain to reset and recharge notice yourself talk. Keep it positive ad eating breaks into your calendar as if they are appointments to make sure. You're taking time to stop and recharge an article in the Harvard. Business Review titled Three Tips to avoid working from home burnout recommends in part maintaining physical and social boundaries. In a classic paper Blake Ashforth of Arizona. State University described the ways in which people demarcate the transition from work to non work roles via boundary crossing activities. Putting on your work clothes commuting from home to work these are physical and social indicators that something has changed. You've transition from the home you to the work. You consider replacing your morning commute with a walk to a nearby park or even just around your apartment before sitting down to work. He suggests maintaining temporal boundaries as much as possible. They are critical for wellbeing and working gauge. Moment this is particularly true when so many employees or their colleagues are now facing the challenge of integrating childcare or even elder care responsibilities during their work hours. It's challenging even for employees without children or other family responsibilities. Thanks to these mobile devices that keep our work with us at all.
"home office" Discussed on Home Space and Reason
"A red sign to my window that people can see through the glass that informs them a recording is in progress and they know to keep quiet. You could do your own version of this with a glass panel door to inform your housemates that Zoom call is in session for example. If you don't have this luxury maybe simply set house rules. If my office door is closed. I'm not to be disturbed now. Let's talk about aesthetics aim for it to reflect the aesthetic of the rest of your home because let's face it. Typically Corporate America isn't usually known for its aesthetically pleasing work environments. So this is your opportunity to really think about the space. You'd like to be in and then see it through as always. I recommend you add plants. Plants help us better manage stress. They help us refocus. Our Energy and psychologists have found that bringing some greenery into a workspace can increase productivity by up to fifteen percent. Now that might not sound like a lot in a day but over a year that adds up with you already like plants you want plants and have never had success. We've never given them a thought episode. Seventeen of this podcast is all about plants. So if you haven't had listen check it out before buying your Home Office plants in an article from the Center for the built environment by Lindsey. Graham she writes. There are specific ways that we manipulate our spaces to modify or support our thoughts and feelings. She says as I'm writing this post now put on headphones and him blasting spotify an attempt to energize myself focus. My thoughts adjusting our oral environment. The lighting the colors and patterns around us and even the smells we choose to experience within. Our spaces are examples of thought and feeling regulators. These manipulations can come in the form of specific items. The picture of my cat's on my desk is an example of a thought and feeling regulator. She says this photo acts as what researcher? Wendy Gardner calls a social snack. A little morsel of warmth. I can look at any time. I need a pick me up to elevate. My happiness levels. Color is one of my favorite subjects. Dude I could talk about color all day long. Your traditional office is probably a horrifying universal office. Beige or white or gray but you can paint yours. A muddy or muted shade of whatever color? Floats your boat. The better you feel in a room the more likely you'll want to be there paint your space. A soothing color you enjoy. Green is supposed to be great. For Productivity Elder cor-created a list of twenty five designer approved. Home Office paint colors and I'll put a link to it on our group facebook page. Since we're talking about walls. I want to mention a fantastic product that I mentioned in the cooking day in and day out episode number three. I told you about idea paint incorporating an analog tactile solution into your work environment gives you an alternative for scratched work and brainstorming ideas. That needs space to conceptualize idea. Paint comes in clear so the original pink color of your wall shows through except once it dries it becomes a dry erase board. Also there. Dry Erase Paints are the best performing highest quality and longest lasting products on the market idea. Paint magnetic primer what is also ideal for everyday use and pull magnetic wall covering is the choice when you need heavy duty. Magnetic strength both options can be used with their dry erase paint to create magnetic plus dry erase surfaces. This eliminates the need for ugly hanging boards. So imagine this for minute you walk into Your Office. The walls of the most lovely shade that you love so much. But if you're in the mood to map something out you can open a dry erase marker and right on the wall and then it erases and disappears. And no one is the wiser. Whether you're writing outlines or storyboards or goals or mantras it can be ideal for productivity and it's so aesthetically pleasing. Let's talk about hanging floating shelves or getting console to get papers and office equipment off the desk. Vertical file folders work wonderfully for some people just depends on how you function. This keeps important papers within arm's reach if you're piler get Nice Basket to tame your notes and papers and maybe have a whole separate space for male and bills doesn't get mixed in with work. I'm GonNa tell you about Trello in a little bit but that can also be platform. That helps tame your papers and notes now. Let's revisit desks. I'm going to include a link to the large square dusk that my husband and I use for our dedicated workspace. The one that I told you about earlier the door should never be at your back if you want it to feel the best when you're sitting there if you're looking for small but functional desk that is modern. I'll put a link on the home space and reason facebook group page for a desk that has gotten over. Twenty four hundred five star reviews on Amazon. And it's less than seventy bucks. I like this because it could be nice for crafting or using as a temporary buffet for a party outdoors indoors. Whatever I always love an extra folding workspace if you have a standalone desk think of turning your desk toward the room instead of toward the wall that way. You're not feeling like someone put you in timeout staring at the wall a few inches away from your face. Things have a habit of collecting and whom offices all kinds of things. Especially if you have kids so make sure you have a system. Sometimes having a folder for urgent this week and this month can be helpful. Otherwise this desk were talking about right now might be buried under a ton of our projects and homework. Invest in a good office chair. And make sure you're sitting in an economically correct position at your desk. I got my white office chair with Matt. Gold accents at a company called Milano between the modern desks chairs and the wide variety of other superb home and office products. Each piece is designed to be unique and practical. You can expect Quality Vegan leathers and other top tier finishes. That are both stunning and durable. What I like best is that you have more options than just black and white. They have green pink. Blue Turquoise and other fun colors your office space can reflect your personality. Let's talk about technology so the number one thing you probably need to hus- sound comfortable work from home. Scenario is good Wifi. Raise your hand. If you're guilty of having what seems like a million tabs open on your computer at all times that would be me. Clicking back and forth from page to page is dumb and it's unproductive and I drive myself crazy so consider getting a second monitor since it can pay for itself in time saved according to a New York Times report of John. Petty Research Survey dual monitors have been proven to increase productivity by twenty to thirty percent. There's not much you can do to beautify the computer and Printer but you can wisely choose where you put them and you can hide unsightly cords. We actually had an electric outlet run into the back of our closet instead of space for clothing to hang. We remove the ride and added shelving. One is at counter height so the computer printer sits there behind closed doors along with any projects that are at midpoint also wrangle all your charging cords and put them into an easy to access spot where they can't be seen ir in case cords on the desk in fabric cord cover and feed the cords into a desk gromit that helps guide cords through a hole in the desk and then hides them underneath. One of the main complaints people have about working from home is most people want more. It support from their employer. Truthfully even if your Home Office is aesthetically and functionally dialed there's no. It down the hall like a Traditional Office Building. Unless you're cohabitating with one so for all you CEO's vice presidents people who sit on the board of directors and are generally in charge of people's work satisfaction addressing it support for at home scenarios will significantly increase productivity. And help your team feels supported. Let's talk about details for elevating your space. Little things like anti glare screens for your computer can seriously up your comfort level allowing on getting your work done also when given the choice. The Pencil holders the NOTEPAD sticky notes. None of those have to come from an office. Supply store mimicking the horrifying choices that corporate. America may have made. You can choose a sentimental. Wooden vessel may be to hold your pen or an extra beautiful desktop. That's not laminate or outdated. Yes even the wastebasket can be tasteful and beautiful by it.
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"home office" Discussed on Before Breakfast
"Down on distractions. Many people have started working from home for the first time over the past six weeks or so as the world battles the covered nineteen pandemic. But before all this started one of the most common questions I got from people who negotiated a work from home day was how to concentrate when kids are there now. Generally this meant that the kids were being cared for by someone else such as another parent or caregiver but still when the kids know you're in there it can be hard to stay separate one thing. I've learned over the years is that the more self contained. I am in my Home Office. The better my forays out of the office to grab a bite to eat or something to drink our prime occasion for people to intercept me. If I stay in my office my kids can't see me and it's harder for me to become the object of whining or requests. Even if you're not concerned about attracting your kids attention on your way to the kitchen having sustenance in your office means you can keep working a little longer without distractions. Breaks are great. You should definitely take breaks but planned breaks. Don't always line up exactly with your hunger and if you are hungry at a time when you plan to keep working it's nice to be able to grab something to eat and keep going rather than pausing to go to the kitchen. Which reminds you that you wanted to chicken breasts for dinner. And oh the dishwasher. Needs to be unloaded before you know it you realize that grabbing an apple has taken twenty minutes. You would have spent that time working if the apple had been within reach. Of course there's no need to stock your Home Office like it's a survival bunker. You don't even need a mini fridge. Though those are nice just think about what might be most useful so you could venture out. Two to three fewer times per day in terms of drinks start with water thermos device plus a pitcher or bottle of water. Plus a cup should keep you hydrated until you need to emerge if you drink coffee. Consider investing in a KEURIG PLENTY OF K. Cups and if you use it cream and sugar you can get individuals. Sugar packets mini cream. Which doesn't require refrigeration tea. Drinkers might like an electric tea kettle. Plus any necessary Nixon's use one cup throughout the day. Here one cup for the morning and another for the afternoon in terms of snacks. Nuts are an excellent option. They're filling and reasonably healthy and they don't spoil quickly. If you like sweets maybe WanNa keep luna bars or something similar nearby. Generally you're better off with pre portioned. Stacks that prevent mindless munching. Fruit is ideal as long as you. Cart the trash out each day a banana. Some almonds and a cup of tea means that when you're on a roll you can keep going and maybe just baby..
"home office" Discussed on Five Minute Feng Shui
"I worked in a cubicle before I left to work in in functionally and start my own business and I turned by my desk or I turned my computer so that when somebody walked in they walked to my right and I could see them coming in so another problem that she had was. She had this bookshelf. That was the corner was pointing at her back. And between the dusk and the and the door or the bookshelf. In the door. She was pinned between these two very Harsh energies we really wanted to make sure that she looked more executive and she was treated in executive fashion and felt like an executive. This is really key. You have to feel like an executive and that starts with the way you place your desk now. Being sales director she was in charge of sales and she had her her sales board that marked on the clients and the money that was coming in in the northwest corner of her office instead of in the money position where she could see a head of her where she was on in terms of her sales and what the company needed and we put that we position that we moved it over to the southeast wealth corner which actually was in the corner that was is called the lucky corner of her office. And that's that corner is always the corner that is most prominent or draws your eye as you walk into the room so when you walk into your living room or your bedroom or your Home Office or wherever whatever room you walk into. There's always a corner that's ahead of you from as you're standing in the doorway or entrance to this this room and it's always the corner that's the furthest diagonally from you now. This might be dying on. They left. It might be diagonally right. That's called the lucky corner and decorators know that when you put something there draws your eye in and it makes the room seem bigger and fuller so you always want to activate that Lucky Corner. And that's what we did. Was we put a nice tall plant. There an activated the lucky corner where she could see. Her sales projections was very helpful for her to that ahead of her. Be Able to see it and have it in a position where she was. It was activating that lucky corner and what we did was. We moved the chairs so that they were in line with the door and there was a nice empty space. When you walked into the office there was room between her desk and the two chairs and she was positioned out in the office with her desk. Turn just a little slightly to the south so that she could face one of her beneficial directions. And you can do that if you WanNa tilt your desk a little bit you can both. Here's what's really key. Important to know. And that is many people like to use personal functions in their in their working environment or in their home to tap whatever directions are considered their wealth. Directions of their loved directions and people will want to orient their bed or their desk or dining room. However whatever room. They're in or whatever their chair they're in or what have the want to oriented so that so that they can always be facing one of their beneficial directions. This is short-sighted and I'll tell you why because what is key is that you always sit in the command position that you sleep in the command position. It's important that you don't try to position your best directions in such a way that it makes you not follow good form functional. Good Form Function. Means that you can always see the door from the bed or you can see it from your desk and that your desk is is pulled out into the room that it's not facing a wall which represents a an obstacle and many times if you're got the desk up against a wall a lot of times that means that the door is where you can't see it and that means problems overcome you. You have struggles when you look at a blank wall when you have this wall shear walls faced in front of you. It creates a feeling of having to overcome something that you're up against an obstacle and you are what we are trying to encourage that in that I had talked about a little bit earlier. Is that flow of Chee Energy. Because if she can come flow in and gently gently spill around at the in the center of your of your office or in front desk. There's open space in front of your Dass like open space in your home. That means she can gather and flow to you and that means money can flow to you if you have your desk pushed up against a wall. There's no area for money to flow to you. There's no area for energy to get to you and we want energy to flow around your desk so always make sure that you have the desk out in the room and that you have that good form funkaway with that nice solid wall behind you and you can see the the the door ahead of you because this means that you're in control and your in-command in that's what we need this time more than ever is a be in command of our career. Our our our business the opportunities that come to us and most importantly our income so really important that we do that now once we did that for Barbara it was amazing. How much more balanced her office felt. It felt like. She was not a guest in her office like she was before when her her desk was Directly facing the door and she had all this open space for the people who came in to visit her and sit down. They were in command. They were enjoying the space. They were in that command position. So now we've got her in the command position. She had more executive feel she had energy and flow around her desk instead of that that rushing energy from the door straight to her straight at her desk and what happened was opportunities and sales began to flow in and pick up and today. She manages sales for a very very large broadcasting company. And that's the good news about how funkaway work and because it can bring you the energy that you need and makes all the difference in the way you feel because if you feel uncomfortable. It's SORTA like walking around in shoes. That are either too tight or too big. You're GONNA get where you're going but it's not going to be easy and it might even be painful in. The same thing is true in your office you can probably do just fine. Working at a desk pushed up against the wall but not for very long not for what would be called a fruitful career. And we want to help you. Climb that ladder and help you have more opportunities and help you move ahead in your career and your business and in your income. And that's what having good office functions way is all about all right. Well I hope this was enlightening and informative for you and I hope if it encourages you to get your desk away from the wall that that would mean the world to me because I really want you to be in that executive position as much as possible in your work life because it will make a big difference in the way you see you in the other see you in the way you feel work will be so much better okay well. It's time for our three tips for the day tip number. One always sit in the command position. That means that you have a Nice Sala Wall behind you and your desk is ahead of you and you can see the door ahead of you so important. You're able to see the door and you have a nice solid wall behind you really really important. This will make all the difference in the way you feel the way you work tip number two always have open space in front of your desk. Avoid putting your desk up against a wall that that represents an obstacle and something to overcome and it also means that energy can flow to your desk and that means money so we always want to keep a space in front of our desk by placing our desk in an executive style position because that puts open space in front of you and that means money and opportunity can flow to you tip number three activate the lucky corner of your office. This is the corner that is diagonal from the door to your office when you stand in the door to your office. You're either look to the left or to the right. There's a there's always a corner that is more prominent in that draws your eye more than the other whether that's either the left or the right to kind of depends on the way. Your office is arranged. So you'll be have to be the judge of that but that corner is called the lucky corner because you're I is naturally drawn there so make the most of that lucky corner by adding something beautiful in it. A tall plant maybe with some twinkle lights or a pretty tall floor lamp. That can go there. Maybe with a Tiffany tiffany type or colored colored lamp shade. At that sprays out beautiful colors and is is lit up to blitz. That energy is very auspicious or you can put a beautiful image there or sales charts or anything that is representative of success. This could be clippings awards. You've had news stories that have been done about you magazines. You've been featured in anything that will lift that energy and draws your eye in and it will bring you great luck aright. Thanks so much for being on five minute functions today if you want to learn more about the year ahead in the year of the rat and a lot of the energies that are going on which you know are very very. Please be sure to check out my year of the rat article on my website at Red Lotus letter dot com forward slash rat and you can also pick up my twenty twenty forecast for the year of the rat and is is an incredible bargain. I have marked it way way down because I want as many people to have access to the information as possible. It's only nine ninety seven for the download and that also includes getting all the monthly emails updates about energy changes the Zodiac sign horoscopes new moons. That are coming out every month and I really encourage you right now to learn as much about energy as possible I did talk about some breathing difficulties. Them and concerns that I had when I wrote this forecast back in the fall and So I think that there's some very timely information regarding regarding the the the energy that we're dealing with with Kovic including depression and concerns regarding Self Harm Addiction and so forth. So these are all things that are kind of prominent. At the. At the moment I've had two calls regarding suicide And I'm very concerned about that so I really want you to be armed with all the information you can about managing the energies in the year ahead. All right well. That's it for me today. Thank you so much for listening and get that desk all set up to support you in your career in income. Take care and I'll talk to you on the.
"home office" Discussed on Five Minute Feng Shui
"Red Lotus letter. Punctuate easy for wealth each week. All cover functionary topics that can help you improve your life. Sure inspiring stories and always end with three easy to implement Tips that you can put to work right away and usually in about five minutes now. Let's get started on the five minutes that could change your life. Hello and welcome to this week's episode of five minute functions way we are going to be talking about functionally for your. Home Office Now a lot of us are working from home. I've been doing it now since. Gosh right before nine. Eleven but way back in two thousand one and I feel very comfortable working from a home. Office in fact I think it'd be unemployable now and don't believe that I could actually work in structured office. I could but you know You get in your routines in. I definitely have got my Home Office routine down and I've learned a few things about Being a home in that is you really do need to try to separate your space in activities as much as possible. A lot of people that asked me if I would watch you know or skip down and do some laundry and occasionally I might do the laundry. I might start a load or something like that. And then swap them out in a lunchtime or something like that but You know really My Life doesn't change all that much other than being at home. I still get up and get dressed. I take my person put on my shoulder when I walk up to my office and it's pretty much the same thing but So we're going to be talking about in particular a woman who I worked with. Who is having some very difficult times at work in in your career in. I know with cove in Corona virus. Going on right now. A lot of people are kind of walking on tenterhooks. At the moment kinda wondering you know with the big question mark over the head about work about about their jobs their career and so forth but before we dive into that I just WanNa say thank you. Thank you so much this episode seventy seven we are slowly creeping up on episode one hundred and we've got one hundred thousand downloads and I get so many wonderful emails and comments from you listeners. From all over the world. It's absolutely fantastic. I love hearing from you. I've heard from a couple of people I WANNA call him out today because It's so wonderful. When you reach out to me I really love hearing from you so first off. I want to call out carly in Australia For listening in and sending me such a nice email I love that you are on and listen to five minute funkaway and a lot of you take the time to tell me about it into shoot me an email. It really means a lot to me. Another one is cory from New Jersey in also sent me another very nice note and I just love it as well as Ozzy And that's as I am and thank you so much for listening. I really really love hearing from you and thank you so much for letting me into your world and inviting the end to to listen to me on your on your ipod your phone or your whatever it is that you listen to. I set an IPOD. How dated is that But being that as it may however it is you. Listen to it in the car while you're walking exercising. Whatever it is getting dressed. I sure appreciate being part of your day. So thank you so much and thank you for all this great notes. If I get a note from from you if you send me one I'll I'll do my very best to to call you out on on an episode because it means a lot to be that you take the time all right. Let's get started talking about Barbara. Because Barbara had a home office just like a lot of us. Do and you know we're all working more hours in the day We're we're working on weekends. Were working after hours. There's a lot of time spent around our worked now and with the availability of cell phones and broadband Internet home offices and and malls and coffee shops having Internet access. You could pretty much say that about wherever you are. That's where your offices right We WE TAKE. We can take many people. Just take their office with them. They take their laptop with them or they use a phone or their their smartphone tablets. And that's their office and that's how they work. Which is just mind blowing when I think about it. 'cause when I graduated from high school I couldn't even imagine using a computer much less that became my my day to day life hour by hour and five but many people spend more time at work than they do at home and that actually Goes Double for home. Office workers contrary to what a lot of people think a lot of home. Office workers actually put in longer hours than their cubicle counterparts. In fact there was a a quote in business. News daily Dot Com that said working from home increases. Productivity studies have shown that employees will work one point four more days per month than their office based counterparts resulting in more than three additional weeks of work per year. And you know that's a very easy pattern to slip into because think about it. You don't have the commute. You don't have the the water cooler conversations. You don't have people coming into your office talking to your cubicle. You don't you don't go wandering around the office and talk talking to people a lot of times meetings in when you're in an office or held in person so you don't get invited to those and now if it's an online meeting people are more. I guess let me put it this way. People are more inclined in an office environment to have impromptu meetings and a meeting room then they would be online. Because then it's you know it seems like it's it's more weighted in other words it. It takes on more importance when it's when you get people online. It's not just can't be like an impromptu. Hey let's just talk. Let's you know Kick some ideas around in the meeting room kind of thing so So there is an actual Basis I think to Home Office workers working more You will find that many times like me. I don't take a lunch break. I just don't I just work straight through it. I have something at my desk and I answer emails or I go on social media. That's my lunch break. But that's okay. I like that. It works for me and But you know here's the point though in that. Is Your Home Office. It's so important that if you are working from home and even if you're not you could still take away some tips whether your Home Office worker or not About arrangement in your in your in your in your workspace and because it's so important it can make you more productive and successful when it's arranged. Well if it's not there could be all kinds of problems that range from a lack of recognition you have a problem with support from management maybe even politicking or gossip and and even possible layoffs. This is an episode. That is so important to me right now because there are a lot of people who are very concerned about their income and their livelihood and career. So I want to give you that information. That will help you whether you have a Home Office or you're in a cubicle. Or you're in a regular office. Do Arrange it. In such a way that it's GonNa promote beneficial energy beneficial flow and that means consistent salary income job stability. That's what we're really all about today. So let's talk about. Let's talk about Some of the problems that you could have when you have a poor office arrangement this could cause you to have a career that stalls it could just be suffering for Malays. You'd have no upward movement. No promotion. No Job or or financial event advancement. And that's exactly what happened to the person that I'm GONNA be talking about in this. This episode of five minute funkaway is Barbara Sheaves a sales director for a family of radio stations and a single mom so while her job was secure. She couldn't help a worry because she was the family's only source of income in sales. Were slowly slipping at a time of year when they were usually high so she was very concerned about this. Obviously certain very much like I'm sure every a lot of folks not everybody but a lot of folks here at The corona virus were everybody's kind of a little bit walking on eggshells so she called me in to talk with me about her office to see if there was something that we could do to help her out and make her office more make her more productive make her office more energetically advantageous and she had a lot of problems. Actually so when I saw her office she has. If you can imagine just a regular square was her office and the bottom. Right hand of the square was where the door was to her office. Will the wishy aligned? It was she had put her desk. That was it was absolutely when you open the door. There was her desk so that was she could see whoever was in the door standing right there. Well that's problematic right off the bat whenever you have a desk. That's in line with doorway. Then you are kind of in a line of fire you're in this line of Chee and it comes straight at you like like an Arrow and what we want cheat to do is to meander in slowly gather and create a smooth and flowing and gentle type of entryway into your office. Now what happened was she was sort of pinned between the door and the wall behind her and she had all this other area to her right. That was completely open and she. That's where she had a couple of chairs so people could come in and they could sit down while the people that were sitting in her office. Were actually in. What's called the command position that means that they were on the side of the office where they could see the door. They had the large solid wall behind them and she was in the line of fire with this with this door. So what we wanted to do is create a better position for her. Because this position where you are in line with the doors actually called in funkaway called the death position and and this is especially when it true of your bed now if you look at it from a career standpoint this could be the death position for her career and that's what we wanted to make sure we handle and address right because she's a single mom and we wanna make sure that she is in good in steady income and very solid so what we did was we. We looked at her office and surmise. That she wasn't taking advantage of this nice big solid wall where she could put her desk out in the room. Executive style not pushed up against the wall where she was looking at a wall and everybody came in behind her but where it was actually out in the room like an executive style with the credentials behind her and she could look up and she could look to the door and see who was ahead of her. Not directly in line with the DOOR NOT WEAR. The door was behind her and she would be overcome with problems. And this was key because when people come into your office in this in even in this even if you are homework like I am. Nobody comes into my office. Sent me my son and my husband. I don't have clients coming in but I work in this office in icy it and I could very easily put my my desk up against the wall because that's where all the cords are and everything else but instead I choose to put it out in in the office with the the dusk out in the middle of the room where I have a credential behind me and a nice wall behind me and what that says. It's it's an executive style if you went to the CEO of General Motors and you were to walk into her office. I guarantee you. She wouldn't have a desk up pushed up against a wall. You need to be in that executive position no matter what whether you work at home or you work in a standard office now. Obviously if you're in a cubicle that's that's GonNa be another that's GonNa be a whole other Ball of wax for sure but you can turn your you can angle a little bit so you can see and I know this. I worked in a cubicle before I left to work in in functionally and start my own business and I turned by my desk or I turned my computer.
"home office" Discussed on Money Girl
"That means if your income from the business is less than your expenses and that may be the case when you're first starting out your deduction for certain home office expenses will be limited when you're deductions are greater than your income you can carry over the excess to the next tax year okay now that you understand who is eligible to claim a home office deduction and the two types of methods that you're going to have to choose from when you file for this deduction let's talk about or which expenses are deductible and so this is only going to apply to that first method that i talked about the standard home office deduction if you choose that one you need to keep up with your expenses and there are a variety of personal expenses that legitimately become deductible business expenses that's why this tax break is so great you're going to have to maintain some records and it is a bit of a hassle more of a hassle than using the simplified method but it may get you a larger deduction so it's well worth it and remember that if you're doing this for the first time i definitely recommend that you do it the remember that if you choose the simplified method you actually don't need to document any of your expenses you're just going to claim a flat five dollars per square foot so if you're claiming the standard home office deduction you're going to need to keep track of two different types of expenses the first are called direct home office expenses so direct office expenses are things that are four your office only.