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The Rise of Co-Working Spaces

Posted by on 29 September 2010

Emergent Research is studying the impact of co-working on Americans, including independent consultants, small business owners, and other workshifters. As part of that research, they’ve identified over 250 co-working spaces in the United States. The requirements for the spaces included membership options, community space, and catering to those using the facility for work-related purposes. I’m […]

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My Workshifting Toolbox

Posted by on 29 September 2010

I wouldn’t trade my digital nomad lifestyle for anything. My office is anywhere I am, and as a result, I get more accomplished and to better quality than if I was chugging away 8 hours a day in a stuffy cubicle. I think a lot of us workshifters feel the same way. But, none of […]

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Friends and Connections

Posted by on 27 September 2010

Most people would agree that when you vacation in a foreign country, it’s best to stay with a local (or at least spend some quality time with one). I would say the same is true for workshifting. My recent workshifting trip through Denmark was probably the best vacation/work/travel I have ever had. My Danish hosts […]

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4 Steps to Becoming a Multitasking Master

Posted by on 27 September 2010

Today Robert Pagliarini stops by to teach you how to become a multitasking master. Robert is a man on a mission. He is obsessed with improvement, making the most of his time and energy, and creating. He’s also obsessed with inspiring others to create and empowering them to live life to the fullest by radically […]

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Working and Playing in Tandem

Posted by on 27 September 2010

It’s never a good time to take a vacation. There’s always a reason to wait until next month, next quarter, next year… Eventually, you have to just jump in and decide, okay, it’s time to take a break or do something a little bit different. The problem for me is, making a trek to anywhere […]

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It’s time for state lawmakers to wake up to the fact that we live in a mobile world–one where work is a verb, not a place. Sadly, short of federal intervention, most states aren’t likely to change their ways anytime soon. According to the Survey of State Tax Departments, thirty-five states currently have laws that […]

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7 Bad Habits That Derail Your Goals

Posted by on 18 September 2010

I’m staring down the barrel of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  Depending on your religious preference, you can toss in a few more holidays too.   It’s time for me to dust off last year’s goals and see how I’m doing.   Here’s a list of a few of my personal goals, followed by some bad habits […]

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If you are a workshifter, chances are you travel.  And if you travel, chances are you rent cars.  And if you rent cars, chances are you have come close to strangling a rental car clerk or customer service agent at some point.  The process just sucks.  Enter Zipcar, an unbelievably innovative process for rental cars […]

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In my last post, I started a conversation about the importance of self-management when it comes to workshifting. The first quality to successful self-management is of course, knowing yourself. The second quality to successful workshifting has to do with the work itself. There are many different ways to earn a living. Finding the way that’s right […]

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Over the past four weeks, I’ve crash-landed on a rocky beach off the coast of California, rocked out in the Windy City where music and skyscrapers ruled the air at Lollapalooza, and spent back-to-back weekends in a city of hippies and flowers, or nowadays, bums and hipsters–San Francisco. All in all, it’s been 5,714 hard, […]

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