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MEP 1: The challenges of working from home with Judy Heminsly and Karen Haller

September 5, 2013
Karen Haller

In this very first episode of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small  I have a great chat with Judy Heminsley,  the author of Work From Home and website www.workfromhomewisdom.com and Karen Haller from www.KarenHaller.com who shared their tips and advice on how to make the most of it.

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The Micro Entrepreneur Podcast is your place to come and hear me talk about all things business for the micro business owner.  I speak with experts, authors and other micro business owners and what they are doing to build and grow a successful micro business.   The podcasts are converted from our Micro Entrepreneur Google Hangouts which are held every week.

About this week’s guests

Judy HeminsleyJudy Heminsley has worked from home for more than 20 years – longer than she cares to add up, in fact! – both running her own businesses and as an employee.  She is the author of Work from Home, published by How To Books, a down-to-earth guide to getting the best from living and working in the same place, and works one-to-one with stuck home workers to help them regain perspective and move past obstacles.

Judy was a pioneer of Jelly coworking in the UK and her free guide to starting your own Jelly is available from her blog workfromhomewisdom.com . She is a passionate advocate of home working and believes it goes some way to address many of the problems we currently face – financial, environmental, community and personal. However, she is also a realist and knows it presents many challenges, having faced all of them – several times – over the last 20 years!

Karen Haller is an internationally renowned business colour and branding expert, and has helped clients from across the globe transform the branding image of their business. She has worked with a number of prestigious brands including Dulux, Orange Mobile, Logitech and The Peggy Porschen Cake Academy.  She is an inspirational speaker and colour trainer she also gives workshops and presentations to show how the application of colour psychology in business can dramatically increase sales.   She has also written a number of fantastic articles for us which you can read here.

Here are some of the topics that we talk about:

  • What is the biggest challenge of working from home
  • How to deal with the loneliness of working from home
  • Tactics to get out of your own head
  • How to be more productive while you  are working from home
  • How to balance work and life and deal with holidays (here I share my personal schedule)
  • How to deal with friends, not respecting your work time
  • How to create a decent workspace at home
  • What colours should you have around you to be productive

Resources and Links Mentioned in this Session Include:

Here is the link to my book of the week Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)

Plus we talked about Jelly networking in the UK a fabulous concept that is just taking off in the UK

Here are links to Karen’s colour articles including her article specifically on homeworking

My productivity article on how to get more done called Always running out of time, 14 ways to get more done!

About the Podcast

The Micro Entrepreneur Podcast is your place to come and hear me talk about all things business for the micro business owner.  I speak with experts, authors and other micro business owners and what they are doing to build and grow a successful micro business.   The podcasts are converted from our Google Hangouts 

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