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When You Hit the Wall

Posted by on 31 August 2009

You can always feel it coming.  You sit in front of your computer and stare at it blankly.  Watching Top Gun for the 15th time somehow makes sense.  Polishing your silverware sounds fun.  You even shut down IM, Facebook and Twitter.  What’s going on?  You, my friend, have hit the wall.  You have hit a […]

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Today we’re fortunate to have Chuck Wilsker, President and CEO of The Telework Coalition, and Nicole Belson Golubuff, an attorney in New York and an Advisory Board member of the Telework Coalition, join us with his very timely call-to-action regarding the Telecommuter Tax Fairness Act.  Chuck is a true thought leader in the telework/remote working/workshifting […]

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7 Simple Fitness Tips

Posted by on 25 August 2009

This was originally posted on my personal blog but thought that these tips would be applicable to workshifters as well. It’s really hard to stay motivated to go to a gym consistently. Some people are intimidated by working out around others. Some have no clue what they’re doing and are embarrassed or worried they’re going […]

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Getting Started with Webinars

Posted by on 21 August 2009

In my last post I asked the question “what’s holding you back from doing webinars?” The response from Leesa Watego and a few others was that a lack of knowledge about how to start was the top inhibiting factor. The purpose of this post is not to be an all-inclusive guide to delivering webinars but […]

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Building a Community of Givers

Posted by on 20 August 2009

The spirit of workshifting is really personified by Twitter. So much of the current Twitter culture is made up of folks that workshift from anywhere their work takes them. Workshifting is not just about the tools or location, it’s often about crowd sourcing. Working with people whom you’ve never met, in locations you’ve never been, […]

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A Homeless Workshifting Story

Posted by on 19 August 2009

Here in Orlando, I am very proud to sit on the Board at Rock For Hunger, a nonprofit that helps those in the homeless community get back on their feet. One of the programs that we have started to help with building community relations and build jobs is a street paper. This model has proven […]

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Does the ability to connect with work anywhere and anytime actually improve our work-life balance? That’s the question Kelly Services posed in a recent international workplace survey of 100,000 people in 34 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The study concluded that: 75% of respondents appreciate the opportunity provided by technology to stay […]

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It’s true: I do some of my best thinking on my bike. Or while swimming laps. Or sitting on a snowy chairlift during a powder day. And one of the great advantages of workshifting is, I can do all those things while I’m supposed to be working–because, while I’m doing them, I usually am working. […]

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This is a guest post from Mark Hayward.  Mark is a former Peace Corps volunteer and he hates the cold! But he loves living in the Caribbean, being a small business owner, and trying to help other small business owners understand social media. You can follow him on Twitter @mark_hayward. Are you thinking about packing […]

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Sales at John Lewis are up 5.6% and organisers of the Edinburgh Festival are expecting a record summer. What’s the cause of it? The staycation trend that’s seeing more of us holiday at home. Will it last and how will home businesses benefit? The beneficiaries In an article reporting on sizzling sales at the Edinburgh […]

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