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When I started my consulting business eight years ago, I heard tons of advice about setting up a home office.  Everything from – “don’t do it” to “it will take two years to get used to it.”  While on the surface, hearing the words “work from home” might conjure up the somewhat blissful vision of […]

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Workshifting on the Move

Posted by on 24 February 2010

In the last week I have taken two flights, rode in a bus and on a train.  While on these three modes of transportation I evaluated what type of work could I get done.  How productive could I really be while in transit from one place to another.  I usually sleep on a flight or […]

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Choosing a Place to Stay While Traveling

Posted by on 22 February 2010

One of the most fundamental elements of planning any trip is where to stay.  At the moment, I am on a very long trip that, in the end, will span 3 continents and several countries.  Locating and booking affordable accommodations that provide what is important to me can become a pain sometimes.  For the past […]

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How Many People Actually Telecommute?

Posted by on 21 February 2010

Inga hit my hot button with her recent post “What’s in a Name“. Depending on whom you ask, the number of U.S. telecommuters ranges from between 2.8 million people (consider home their primary place of work, not including the self-employed) and 44.4 million (includes anyone works at home at least once a year). The counting problem isn’t […]

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Is Your Workshifting Diet Killing You?

Posted by on 19 February 2010

Celebrity Chef and Activist Jamie Oliver gave a fascinating and disturbing presentation at TED on how food is literally killing us.  We are eating ourselves to death.  We live in the most abundant time in recent history.  In the developed world, we have living standards which were unheard of only a generation ago.  We also […]

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What’s In A Name?

Posted by on 18 February 2010

One of the comments on my last post (Is telecommuting good or bad for the environment?) got me thinking about the various different ways we refer to people who don’t work in traditional office settings. It seems as though the number of terms increases almost as quickly as the number of people who enter this […]

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I have come across quite a few blog posts where the first paragraph is a general complaint about the hours we work; where we are the victim and technology is the weapon. To that I say, ignorance is bliss.  From my perspective, we CHOOSE to work beyond the confines of traditional work hours because we […]

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February and March are two very busy workshifting months for AJ and myself.  We are going to conferences, meeting with clients, launching a client website and working on a charity project all while trying to keep our company and team productive.  We have traveled to the UK every six months for the past two years […]

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There are thousands of books to choose from about what makes a successful entrepreneur; how to become a master at time management and so on.  Each of these books come with many nuggets of wisdom to be gleaned from them.  But as a workshifter, you probably just don’t have the time to read all of […]

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What’s in Your Gear Bag?

Posted by on 9 February 2010

I was asked recently by a good friend on mine what was in my bag.  It was part of a blog post she wrote, What’s in Yo’ Bag, and I have decided to respond in a video.  My bag consists of many things to keep me inspired, connected and able to be on the go. […]

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