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Why There’s Value in Celebrating Your Team’s Wins Before Moving Offices

You should acknowledge how far you’ve come before settling into a new space.

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Sarah Köster / EyeEm / Getty Images

Office moves are typically destabilizing and stressful for everyone involved. But as one Thrive Global contributor learned through experience, taking some time to reflect on all the progress you and your team have made in your old space (and logging your best work) can infuse new, positive energy into your next chapter. Here’s how to follow that lead:

“I had just two boxes left to unpack after a painful, unexpected, two-month, forced move after 10 years at an agency that was more than 25 years old. There were lots of boxes, furniture, memories and history! So I dug in: I cancelled meetings, reprioritized my schedule, looked at over 30 offices in three weeks, trashed items, filed and re-organized. But most importantly, I took stock of all the fabulous things we’ve done with my marketing and PR agency all these years. We digitized the memorabilia and artwork from great campaigns, kept one of everything and tossed the old staff’s files. We played great music and listened to an audiobook while I took stock of our triumphs. Now in a beautiful new space, a flurry of calls and new business has come in. This is beyond an exercise in Feng Shui and now that I’m on this side of it, I can say that I’m absolutely thrilled that my landlord broke my lease. Thank you!”

—Kathi Sharpe-Ross, chief reinventor, president, Beverly Hills, CA

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