How to WFH like a CEO
Apart from the infamous early rises, how do successful people manage their day when working from home? For many of us, wfh is still a new practice, meaning we can still shape our new routine and get more time, instead of spending that gained commute time snoozing our alarms. Don't worry if you've worked from home for a while. The best way to change a habit is to replace it and stay consistent.
FIRST THING FIRST
Arianna Huffington starts off her day with yoga, meditation, and setting her intentions for the day.
Gary Vaynerchuch scrolls through news, Twitter and Instagram in the bathroom before a work out followed by family time.
Howard Schultz, previous CEO of Starbucks, takes his three dogs out for a walk, completes a workout, and makes coffee for himself and his wife.
Victoria Beckham starts off her day with her signature 'green monster smoothie:
Mix chopped apple, kiwi, lemon, spinach, broccoli, and Chia Seeds and blend in a Nutribullet. Eat with a bowl of sprouted grain cereal (wheat, barley, beans, lentils etc) with unsweetened organic almond milk.
Debra Bednar-Clark, founder and CEO of DB+co has her breakfast with a side of creativity: "Lemon water, cinnamon-raisin toast, and a latte. Over breakfast, that's my time for creative exploration. It might be looking at Pinterest. It could be things about design. It could be career tips and tricks."
Before a morning class of spinning or hot yoga, Jessica Alba has her breakfast which is usually coffee with almond milk and either avocado toast with gluten-free bread or a coconut water smoothie.
“To keep teams and leadership on the same page when working remotely, it is important to over-communicate. Make sure you are having regular team huddles, that everyone knows what they are working on and the goal that you are all working toward together.”
Lori Coulter, Cofounder of Summersalt
"I always change into clothes that I would normally wear to work; this helps me stay in the right focus mindset. I mainly work off my phone and always in the living room, never in the rooms like the kitchen or the bedroom because there has to be a form of separation."
Laure Hériard Dubreuil, CEO and founder of The Webster
“I am a HUGE fan of lists. I can spend an hour creating a very comprehensive to-do list. Everything goes on it, including to do the laundry. I find it gives me a very systematic process to go through and also fuels a sense of achievement at the end of the day. There is always so much for me to do, and the days can run away very quickly, so it is important that I am able to prioritize, as well as at the end of the day, see how much I have done in context of how much I did not get to."
Sharon Chuter, Founder of Uoma Beauty
"Of course, working online, it’s easy for me to be remote and produce content from anywhere. But market appointments and events are off the table for now. I just want to continue to support brands and retailers during this time, and provide some uplifting fun features for people who might be home and feeling isolated.”
Kerry Pieri, Fashion and Features Director of BAZAAR.com
“Take time for all the emotions. Physically distancing from others is hard, and it’s okay to let yourself acknowledge that. I’m making it a point to FaceTime my family, friends, and loved ones—even more than I normally would. While we can’t all be there for each other physically, we can virtually. That is what matters."
Priti Joshi, VP of Strategy for Bumble
Source: Harpers Bazaar
How do you stay productive when working from home?