Since 1998, I have had the power to be able to sit around my house and work in my underwear all day long.

I brush my teeth before 11:00 in the morning.  I’ve been up for three hours.  I’m not kissing anybody.

There are days that I don’t even shower until midnight.

I don’t even put deodorant on.  To be honest, I kind of like the way it smells throughout the whole day.  It’s a sense of accomplishment, being able to lift up your arm to stretch and smelling the fact that you’ve been working hard all day.

So what is it like working at home?

First of all, it is amazing.

I wake up at 8:30, 9:00.  I can start work the second I wake up.  Granted, I do my morning routine; I do a number three.

For those of you that don’t know, that’s a combination of one and two.  I like to really maximize my time so I prefer to live in small, compact places, so my commute time is cut back.

I once lived in a big house and I figure my commute time in that house was about 40 seconds. Now I have got it down to, so it’s cool.  I want to save time, as you know, we’ve got to be productive.

A lot of days, I really do look like shit because there’s nothing to stop me from working.

When you work at home, you can sit and enjoy the stench of your own armpit; you tend to get comfortable.  You tend to look at the walls around you.  You’ve got your old online marketing buddies that you can talk to throughout the day.  But if you think about it, you really are alone all day long.

When you work from home, you can basically do an eight-hour workday in four hours.  You have no disturbances whatsoever.

An eight-hour workday for the efficient worker at home is like the average person working 12 hours. And if you do a 12-hour day from home, that’s basically doing two eight-hour days in an office.

I say this because I have done it.  I have done 12 and 16-hour days at home and I definitely get more accomplished in that one day than most people I know who get done in a week in an office.

So, when you’re working at home you’ve got to force yourself to do things.   I’ll go to the gym around noon and talk to people in the gym.  I’ll put on some clothes and look presentable.

And when it comes down to putting on clothes, I’m not going to put on my clothes that I save for the weekend, I’m going to wear something that I like, something that makes me feel good.

Don’t save your good shirts for the weekend or the date that may or may not arrive.  Wear what makes you feel good.  Go take yourself out to lunch.  Bring your Blackberry along or your iPhone, and get some work done out there.

Talk to people that are around you.  At the end of the day—and this is really important for all of you that work at home—at the end of the day, take yourself out to dinner.  Go to a place that you can sit at the bar by yourself and start forming a whole new social circle.

Go to Whole Foods; go to a market; have dinner in that market.  Take yourself out.  Run errands at night.  Get out of the house. Leave the office.

If you don’t, you’re going to basically go from Monday to Friday in an instant and realize that you’ve just done nothing more than reverse your underwear three times.

So, if you work at home, make sure you get the hell out of the house and create a social life that’s amazing. Because the power of working at home is the flexibility to be able to make your own schedule. I can  leave in the middle of the day, drive around,  look at things, go shopping, and pretty much do whatever I want to do.

And at night, when I get home, I go pound out my day’s work.  Because the power of working at home is that, at night, when you have your home office, you can do eight hours of work in two hours from 8:00 to 10:00, because you’re laser-focused. Especially if you’ve had a great day connecting, meeting people, and having fun.

Enjoy yourself and your work goes a lot faster.  It’s been proven that, when people are satisfied with their social life, they’re more efficient at work, because they’re happy.  And it’s because they’re satisfied; because their life is not so one-dimensional.

So change your underwear, put on your favorite pair of jeans, a great shirt and go out.

You know how many days I walk around with my Blackberry doing things?  Looking at furniture, having lunch with friends.  I check my e-mails, answer the ones that are important, and I go back to my social life that I have during the day.

When I’m out and about, enjoying life, it seems like my business gets better, because I work when I need to, and I work more efficiently than just sitting there, chained to my desk all day long.

It’s all about mixing it up.

And that’s the real power of working at home in your underwear.