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What is a Virtual Commute?

Over the course of my speaking engagements I’ve met many work-from-home professionals who share a common concern: “It’s hard to get started in the morning” or “It’s hard to unplug in the evening.” This resonates with me, because I have the same problem. So much so that I will physically get dressed and commute to…

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Using AI in Your Remote Work Stack for Greater Productivity

Let’s face it, AI is all the rage right now. And honestly, for good reason. I’ve personally seen how it can 3x the productivity of some companies. It seems like the smaller the entity (i.e., freelancers and one-man companies), the more beneficial it can be for them. Personally, the implementation of AI in my stack…

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11 Tactics to Help You Stay Focused During Remote Meetings

Regardless of what industry you’re in, remote meetings have become a staple for many businesses around the globe. While they offer flexibility and convenience, staying focused during these digital marathons can be rough. Each strategy below is designed to accommodate different styles, environments, and most importantly: meeting type. Obviously, you can’t do too much if…

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How Does Remote Work Impact New Hire Employees?

No longer confined to traditional office boundaries, the global workforce is stepping into an era where work is an activity rather than a place. Think about that for a second…would you have thought that just a few short years ago?! This shift has been expedited by global circumstances and is having a profound impact on…

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How to Effectively Manage Digital Burnout While Working Remotely

Working remotely has its perks: no morning commute, the freedom to work in your pajamas, and having your adorable pets keep you company. But let’s be honest, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. When the line between work and personal life starts to blur, digital burnout can creep in, turning our once-beloved remote work experience…

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3 Routines for Working From Home

Swapping the daily commute for a leisurely stroll to the kitchen and trading in the office dress code for cozy pajamas might seem like a dream come true. But for many people, working from home is an unflattering blend of productivity and procrastination. Who knew that finding success in this newfound realm of remote work…

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Your Printable Work From Home Planner [TEMPLATE]

A huge portion of the American workforce is still working from home, even as the pandemic slows. While estimates vary on which poll you look at, the range is anywhere from 12% to 42% of workers still getting work done at home. As this remote work lifestyle continues to gain traction, it’s essential to conquer…

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Exercises and Workouts for Work From Home Schedules

As the world adapts to remote work, many people find themselves spending more time at home, often leading to a more sedentary lifestyle. However, staying physically active is crucial for maintaining both physical and mental well-being. This doesn’t have to mean becoming a gym rat, but creating a routine of wellness as a person that…

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5 Methods to Find Out if Remote Workers are Working

Among all the encouraging stories of WFH policies that came out of the pandemic, there are still some bad apples that can taint the image of what’s possible. Because of these bad apples, there are still plenty of reason to monitor remote workers to make sure productivity is where it needs to be. But before…

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Fun Virtual Lunch Ideas for Remote Teams

In today’s age of remote work, connecting with coworkers can be challenging. Replacing the proverbial “water cooler” isn’t very easy when it comes to working remotely. Enter: Virtual lunches! Sharing a Zoom lunch may sound lame, but it can be an excellent opportunity for remote team members to bond and collaborate while enjoying a meal…

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36 Work From Home Excuses that are Legit

There are all kinds of reasons you might need to work from home. Some serious, some casual. Regardless, sometimes it’s just easier to work from home. The WFH excuses below are segmented into time allotments, this should make it easier to pick a reason that matches best with your specific situation. I would suggest using…

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5 Skills Every Successful Remote Worker Possesses

I’ve hired, interviewed, and employed well over 100 remote workers in the last 15 years. One thing that never gets old is seeing why they find success or failure in their employment. It doesn’t get old because the reasons for success are always the same. Behind every positive interaction I’ve had with a successful remote…

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WFH Distractions and How to Deal with Them

It takes quite a bit of self-discipline to work from home and not be distracted. Personally, I think this is a huge reason why many people don’t start, or eventually fail, at working from home. There are a lot of similarities to owning a business and working from home. Primarily, there isn’t anyone who is…

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