Thursday, 21 February 2008

Round the corner

It's still dark outside and all is quiet around me. I am already in the office. I got in at 6.45am after dropping the kids at school as YK wanted to go early to revise for his papers.

I love starting the day early like this. I don't have to deal with bad traffic or join the long line of cars waiting to get into the school gate. By leaving the house earlier by 20 minutes, we actually arrive 30 minutes earlier!

By 7.15, I've already cleared my emails, had my cuppa and done my blog. As I was making coffee, I looked around and gee, I do love this office. I hate to give it up.

When I was looking for an office space two years ago, I didn't even look anywhere else. I just knew I wanted to be in this development. By a stroke of luck, there were some units available. When I viewed this unit, I fell in love with it instantly. I didn't care if it's slightly bigger than what I was looking for. Sometimes you just know it when it's the right one for you, pretty much like meeting the right guy. Well, it was something like that with CH too. :-)

Anyway, before I digress... I love sitting at my desk, surrounded by the things I love and the familiarity which is so important to me. The few offices that I had seen in the past few days cannot hold a candle to this. Moving to a new location is going to be so disruptive to our operations. In business, time is money. The search is already making me cranky which is bad for everyone around me.

Suddenly I remember what an old friend used to say, "You can't go on cutting corners. You've got to elevate your game, up the ante and step up to the plate!"

Perhaps, like what Mike commented in my earlier post, the answer is just around the corner.

Yah, I should just go to the management office around the corner and negotiate for a better deal instead of scouting around, wasting time. That sounds so good to me.

9 comments:

The Real Mother Hen said...

Great idea!
You do have a lovely office, and so well located too.

Ahhhh you know what, you should collect rent from us when we use your office too :)

My rent to you will be in the form of roti prata and meepok :)

Anonymous said...

Yes...sometimes the answers are indeed right under are nose....good luck!

Blur Ting said...

haha, MH. I welcome prata anytime! But really, the new rental doesn't kick in until July this year. So you don't need to pay me any pratas!

Yup JY. Quite right about that. It took abit of sniffing around for me to realise that.

Nick Phillips said...

That sounds like a plan, BT :D I hope you meet with some success.

I know what it's like moving from a nice little comfortable familiar place to somewhere new.

When my office moved about 3 years ago to the current place I'm in, I felt weird and not at ease with my surroundings. The only good thing is it's so much nearer to home. That made the transition a little easier to bear.

Happy weekend to you.

seagrape said...

who can resist blogging and a nice hot cuppa before sun-up...
hope it all goes well for you.
happy weekend!

The World According to Me said...

On the rare occasions I’m the first person in the office, I enjoy the solitude and the feeling that I’m on top of the work load.

Hope you find the perfect new office soon.

Happy weekend.

Amel's Realm said...

GOOD LUCK moving the office. ;-D And have a BLESSED weekend! ;-D

Mike M said...

It's too bad you have to give up that space, but you are going to find a better place that fits you perfectly.

I love getting in early too. It makes for a more productive day and it's nice to have some alone time before the day weighs you down.

WaterLearner said...

Be open to all twists and turns in life. Many times while we grumble not wanting changes, we fail to realise the many benefits that change would bring us.

Have fun!