I have always had a home office, but I never had to work long periods of time from it. I always had a “business” office to go to. However, after my wife got a job in Omaha I had to start commuting between Omaha and Sioux City. My home office, soon became my remote office. How would this work? What challenges would I face? Would I be able to work efficiently eight hours a day from my home and still be connected with my team and clients in Sioux City.
After my first 10 years working at ad agencies in Sioux City, Omaha and Chicago, I had the opportunity to become the client for the first time and be the in-house marketing lead for a company. It was a tough decision—agency life was comfortable for me—but I had never been "the client" and felt it would give me unique perspective if I ever came back to the agency side of the business again. And it certainly did.