There are days that I have Skype calls in the wee hours of the morning. I had one today. It was a new business call with a start-up in Estonia, called Soma Smart Home. They make a gadget that allows you to open and close your shades with a push of a button. No need to spend a lot of money for a major installation. Soma allows you to do it with an app.
Most of my Skype calls require looking at others face-to-face. That means I have to shower, get dressed, and apply make up, many hours before I am ready to start the day.
I certainly don’t want to do that. I decided that I needed to create an outfit much like TV personalities do when they sit behind a desk. I now dress from the waist up. Actually, I dress from the chest up. I keep on my night clothes, throw a scarf around my neck, put on lipstick and my shaded glasses.
It works. I find this all so amazing. I’m conducting business in my PJ’s. If the two guys I spoke to noticed, they certainly didn’t indicate it. They gave me a tour of their offices and showed me new products from their computer screen. We had a great hour-long meeting where we discussed challenges and solutions. Both sides have their marching orders.
It all worked out great. After the call, I hopped back into bed for a few extra zzzzz.
We live in amazing times, especially for those of us who want to work on our own terms.