My ironic corporate coffee mug…not actually so ironic

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If you’ve watched The Office, you’ve probably noticed Michael Scott’s “World’s Best Boss” coffee mug (purchased for himself!).

Michael Scott's

So I’ve gone and pulled a Michael Scott. I’ve bought my own corporate coffee mug!

I found it in a Value Village a few years ago, when I was thrift-shopping a bunch of tea cups for a photo project. When I first spotted it, I thought it’d be a funny ironic mug to use as a freelancer. A throwback to cubicle life where cheesy motivational phrases show up on everything from mugs and mouse pads. But over time, my mug has become less ironic and more of a daily reminder.


I’m a perfectionist when it comes to editing photos. But I do sometimes need a reminder for other parts of doing business, from planning for shoots, to writing clear emails, to keeping my files up-to-date so all my clients’ info is at my fingertips! It doesn’t all come as easy as photographing people. But I love it when I’m on the ball and able to provide quality service in all these areas. So my once-ironic coffee mug now helps me to focus on…Quality At Work!

Plus, it comes with coffee. The elixir of life. ;)