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Optimizing Your Work Environment

Your work environment is where you will be spending several hours of your day. So in this episode, we share strategies that you can use to make your office support you.


Key Insights

  • Discover the 5 steps to streamline your work space
  • Increase productivity by adding in things you like, like music, candles or even paint color
  • Understand the need for boundaries when working from home


  • [00:11] – Welcome
  • [02:50] – The minimalist movement
  • [05:28] – Marie Kondo
  • [[06;51] – Dedicating work space to create boundaries
  • [11:00] – Understanding that your work space may evolve and change as your business grows
  • [11:33] – 5S (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)
  • [12:15] – Sorting - Create 3 buckets – need, might, don’t
  • [[15:58] – Straighten - Organizing and finding a home for each item
  • [18:03] – Shine - Can anything else help? Does something like music or essential oils help your workflow? Do you need to remove further distractions?
  • [21:50] – Standardizing - Process, routines and systems
  • [23:19] – Sustain - Check in, what works, what doesn’t?
  • [26:27] – Action Items
  • [29:00] – Bookshelf

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Schedule some time to actually start this process
Ariana Sylvester
  • Make a list of the things that put you in the work flow

Tom's Bookshelf

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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