It started with my own situation. I had a 2-year-old and a heavily pregnant wife. Sitting in traffic on the daily made me miserable and was seriously affecting my mental health. I’d get to work and have already had enough.
So, I thought I’d ask my employer if I could work from home.
It went like this.
Me: “Can I work from home a few days a week?”
Me: “Why not?”
Manager: “Because you learn more in the office”
So, I thought to myself: Screw this!
Life’s too short to be worrying about deadlines, timelines, stressful clients when you just want to be at home to do bathtime or see your kids take their first steps. Why should we not put our personal lives before our working lives? If we build our lives around our friends, families, ambitions and hobbies then we can feel happier and more fulfilled. And in turn this is going to make you work harder, smile more and build a more positive company culture all round. I’ve now built the company I wished existed when I was a writer.