Office Makeovers: How to Create an Inspirational Workspace

This piece was graciously contributed by Kaitlin Krull, who writes for Modernize.com

Many entrepreneurs, small business owners and employees have a home office that they work out of frequently if not all the time. There may be days when the thought of sitting down to eight hours of work at your desk seems less than appealing. Office spaces in dark rooms with cluttered desks and not a personal touch to be seen make getting down to business even more difficult. If this sounds like your working life, Kaitlin Krull is here to offer you a few tips that will transform your office into one that will make you feel comfortable and proud. Here are some simple tips from Kaitlin for creating a workspace that will motivate and inspire you.

Keep it simple
Clutter is the natural enemy of productivity. If there is too much going on in your office space, you mind is more likely to wander and your output will suffer. Keep your workspace tidy and keep decoration to a tasteful minimum in order to achieve maximum efficiency.

Personalize
Just because your desk is a place for work doesn’t mean that it needs to be completely devoid of character. Adding a few of your favorite photos and pieces of art to your work space will make you more comfortable there, which should in turn increase productivity.

The brighter, the better
There is nothing worse than sitting down to work in a dark, dingy office. Whenever possible, keep your desk close to windows to let in both light and fresh air and to clear your mind. If you work from home, paint the walls white or a bright, light reflecting color to keep you alert and motivated when sitting at your desk.

Motivational materials
When you personalize your office space, consider hanging a few positive quotes on the wall. Graphic design has come a long way since the days of old office motivational posters, so choose your favorites and make them your mantras. Photographs of family, friends, and your favorite places also work wonders getting you over the midweek hump.

Get comfortable…
…but not too comfortable! Office chairs are often less than stellar when it comes to comfort, so, if you have the choice, opt for a chair that keeps your back straight and your body happy. Just be careful not to choose a chair with too much cushioning or recline, or you run the risk of falling asleep at your desk.

Organize!
The best office space is an organized office space. When you have a place for everything and everything is in its place, you spend less time rifling through piles of paperwork and more time actually getting work done. A corkboard and a few file boxes really do make a world of difference when it comes to productivity.

If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or someone who works out of their home office check out Modernize.com. They have thousands of pictures of beautiful office spaces that will inspire you to customize your home office space. If you remember to keep it tidy, simple, and personal, your workspace can become a more productive and motivational place in which you pursue your goals and your dreams.

Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit, Money.com, India TV, News.com Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
 
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