To help inspire you with work-from-home quotes, we asked CEOs and business leaders this question for their best quotes. From “The Best Way Out is Always Through” to “Who Needs Pants?”- there are several quotes that may inspire you to keep pushing on with your goals whether you work at home or from the office.
“The Best Way Out is Always Through.”
My favorite work from home quote comes from Robert Frost. I find that this greatly applies to remote work, where many things aren’t quite as easy as when you’re together with your colleagues. During the pandemic, many of us had to make a sharp pivot into the virtual space. These serious changes to our working routine threw many people for a loop, and added to the stress that many of us felt at the time. Despite these difficulties, I learned to never falter. Instead, I found ways to cultivate a thriving remote workplace and make the best of a difficult situation. Don’t give up: the best way out is always through, and if you commit to finding a way, you’re almost certain to do so.
Patrick Casey, Felix
“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”
So many times we get caught up in how busy we are or need to be in order to feel accomplished, that we miss the true importance of being productive. Anyone can be busy all day, every day, but in all of the busyness did you manage to accomplish important tasks? Make any headway on upcoming initiatives? If you set 3 important tasks to accomplish by days-end and you hit the target, you have truly accomplished more than “being busy,” because you have moved yourself and your team 3 steps closer to the goal line.
Linda Scorzo, Hiring Indicators
“Working from home doesn’t make me less effective.”
There’s a wrong perception that working from home is like being on vacation, which is not true. I am still an employee who works 8 hours a day and delivers great results. The fact that I have more flexibility to do my work doesn’t mean I put in less effort, so I don’t believe that it would be fair to take a pay cut, give up PTO, or any other benefit.
When it comes to the future of the workplace, remote work should be treated as a reality, not a privilege or perk.
Jessica Ulloa, MyPerfectResume
“To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance, accountability, and action.”
Byron Pulsifer states, “To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance, accountability, and action.” As we navigate working from home, hybrid options, and returns to the office, this quote has helped me find consistency for myself and my team. Despite its benefits, working from home isn’t an easy task. It’s necessary to set up goals and find the motivation to work well and reward ourselves.
Bill Glaser, Outstanding Foods
“Who Rests Well, Works Even Better.”
Productivity and time management are necessary; nevertheless, one of the great errors of working from home is still the difficulty of disconnecting at the end of the working day. As important as complying with the work schedule and with job tasks is knowing how to say “it is time to stop working.”
Miruna Cristina Necula, PhotoAiD
“Work-life balance is not just a buzzy, self-help term that real business people laugh at. You need it.”
My favorite work from home quote is “Work-life balance is not just a buzzy, self-help term that real business people laugh at. You need it.” – Stephanie Ruhle. This is because maintaining a work-life balance is essential not just for an employee’s own mental and physical health but also for their engagement and productivity.
As the founder and CEO of my own business, Matchr, maintaining a work-life balance is something I’m continually striving for. Many people who have been working from home during the pandemic have found that they are better able to maintain a good work-life balance between their home and work responsibilities. At Matchr, all of our employees are fully remote, as am I, so we’re better able to strike the right work-life balance.
Dave Rietsema, Matchr
“The best way to appreciate your job is to picture yourself without one.”
I think that a lot of people are getting over the novelty of WFH and sometimes need a little inspiration to remind them how great it can be! I love this Oscar Wilde quote: “The best way to appreciate your job is to picture yourself without one.” Working from home can be arduous, sometimes taking more hours than if I’d been in a professional kitchen, but reminding myself that work isn’t to be taken for granted helps ground me with gratitude.
Sylvia Fountaine, Feasting at Home
“You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned.”
This quote comes from the unlikeliest of places – Yoda from Star Wars. Nevertheless, it’s still relevant to the state of remote work today. Working from home is a vastly different landscape compared to working in an office, and the way that we work has fundamentally shifted since the start of the pandemic. Those who refuse to adapt have been swept away. Those that are humble and receptive in new circumstances always come out on top. It’s up to us to find a new routine and operate with an open mind in the face of change. This means unlearning the traditional definition of an office, and what it means to manage your employees when you can’t see them every day. It means replacing these conventions with a flexible, adaptable mindset that can pivot on a moment’s notice. By embracing the ebb and flow of workplace transformation, you’ll work from home with heightened drive, focus, and productivity.
Aaron Gray, Agency 101
“My Office, My Sanctuary.”
Everyone who works from home has a home office. Some of us are blessed to have an. entire room dedicated to work and work alone. Others need to set up a temporary office, like at a kitchen table or on the couch. Yet wherever you work, make that office space your sanctuary. Decorate to your heart’s content, and when the office is active, focus only on work. Make it a space separate, mentally as well as physically, from your personal life. This boosts your productivity and trains your brain to focus on work tasks when you’re in work mode, cutting down on distractions and allowing you to keep up a beneficial WFH lifestyle for the long-term.
David Patterson-Cole, Moonchaser
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
He didn’t say it specifically about WFM, but the editor George Lorimer wrote of work, “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” I think that applies more than ever now, especially when we’re working from home. Getting up and having set routines – in the same way as one would in an office – is key to having a structured day where you can accomplish productive work.
Scott Hitchins, Interact Software
“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society.”
Vince Lombardi said that people who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses or the problems of modern society. While working remotely, we are not physically together, but teamwork has never been more important in the workspace. We need to have better communication, be better listeners and have the discipline to do our best as a team. No matter the field or the tasks at hand, the efficiency or remote work resides in people having trust in the people they are working with.
Corey Lewis, 1AND1 Life
“Who Needs Pants?”
It’s simple, honest, and raises an interesting question about work from home conduct. As many continue to shift to work from home lifestyles, new rules of workplace conduct are being developed every day. As any remote worker has come to understand, their interactions with co-workers solely take place over video conference calls that don’t usually show anything below the shoulders, leaving the need for pants or professional clothing below the waist irrelevant. Who needs pants? It means more than just pants, of course. It applies to any traditional practice leftover from spending our work time in an office with other people around us all the time.
Devin Schumacher, SERP