Normally, we have 3-5 points to cover in a post, however, that’s not the case today.

Today, we only have one point to make, working from home does not always “work.”

Need an example?

Professor Robert Kelly was being interviewed at home by the BBC this past week regarding South Korea, when his video interview was interrupted by his toddler and infant. If you haven’t seen this hilarious video yet, here you go:



If you’ve ever worked from home, you know the many distractions that tend to come with the territory:

DishesCleaningNetflixNapsVideo gamesNaps…did I already say naps?

But probably the biggest distraction is our lovely children (if you have them).

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been physically run out of my house to ensure that my kids aren’t screaming in the background during an important phone call. But when I get outside, inevitably I find myself covering the phone to keep the FedEx truck that’s roaring by out of the background or waving away my neighbor who wants to chat. And that’s just phone calls.

Here’s a picture that one of our owners shared with me of him working from home one evening:

Working from home comes with certain distractions that can make work less enjoyable and a lot more stressful. Trust me, I know from experience.

As an entrepreneur, I’ve spent the better part of my career trying to work from home. While I told myself that working from home was working for me, in reality, it wasn’t. Most days I jolted out of bed only to work 8 hours in my boxers, not eat, and finding myself in a sour mood when everyone got home.

Suggested Reading: 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Coworking Space Over Working from Home

While working from a shared office space isn’t always distraction free, it’s light years better than working from home.

Having the ability to work from a Charlotte coworking space allows me to better separate family from work.

I focus better.

I leave work with a sense of completion, instead of carrying around the weight of always being behind.

I feel more rested when I get home rather than feeling more tired and stressed.

And most of all, my kids aren’t around.

So, let me ask you again, is working from home working for you or against you?

If your answer is the latter, it might be time to give coworking in Charlotte a try.

At The Launch Factory we provide a unique, technology-optimized, Charlotte coworking space that’s ready for business professionals and teams of all shapes and sizes. If you have any questions about our space or would like to schedule a private tour, please contact us here.