In March 2020, the UK went into a full lockdown. It gave us so many restrictions and very little in the way of freedom. But in some ways, it was the very thing we all needed. In Feb 2020, my daughter was born. We were lucky to have a month or so before the UK went into its first lockdown. This meant that I had 2 weeks off work and if it wasn't for the pandemic, I'd be seeing her evenings and weekends. But working from home has meant I got the chance to see her grow. We spent more quality time together while I'd pop in for a coffee, or have lunch. I didn't have to get up so early or get back so late. So I'm grateful I've been able to have that time with her.
For a lot of people, it's given them time to rethink their goals in life, retrain, grow, build a business or change their direction of travel. It's a fantastic opportunity to start over.
To bring this back to work, the pandemic has meant we don't need to be in the studio full-time. One of our team could be out on a shoot and upload all the assets to our servers which can be downloaded by the editor to create your videos. One thing I've come to realise is that remote working doesn't necessarily mean working from home. It can be absolutely anywhere.
It's been proven now more than ever that this way of working is creating a much better personal state of mental health and excellent work/life balance. As long as the function of the business isn't affected by working remotely, what's stopping you from working from a hammock floating above the Indian Ocean?
Destination, Earth. Next stop, everywhere.