When George and Jerry approached NBC about a pilot for a sitcom, they pitched it as a show about nothing. Just normal musings about daily interactions that would become a water cooler show—something people would discuss at the water cooler the next day at the office. Of course, George annoying pointed out it should really be coffee machine show but water cooler sounded better. Seinfeld certainly became that—a water cooler show--and it’s the intent of My Home Office Hacks.
There’s just one problem
People now either work remotely or have scrapped the corporate life and started their own businesses and are working from home. That means there’s no more community water cooler (sorry, George).
So, while there’s plenty of material when it comes to working from home, how does My HOH become a virtual water cooler?
Let’s start with the comment section. Got an idea or experience that might make good fodder for the next edition, please forward along. We’ll share your idea and give you credit and a link if you’re a home.
You can also drop a line.
As for being a newsletter about nothing, it really depends on your perspective.
Is learning to be more productive—getting in your work and exercise—using a Pomodoro timer nothing?
How about creating an eBook/lead magnet out a half a dozen blog or social media posts?
Or discovering a way to refocus your mind or reduce anxiety or pain through tapping certain pressure points.
Even if you want to know how a LinkedIn post with a topic as innocuous as eating on a Zoom call can lead to nearly 30,000 page views, 700-plus survey responses and more than 80 fascinating comments.
For many those topics might sound like nothing. To work from home professionals constantly looking for ways to do things better, there’s some meat on those bones. Especially if you’re looking to be the master of your domain (a different episode).
These used to be the types of things I’d talk over with my co-workers in the lunchroom or after hours at our favorite watering hole. In 2021, the age of the WFH, the water cooler is virtual.
It’s called My Home Office Hacks.
Care to share your work from home inspiration or productivity hack? Please drop a line or comment below.