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Recently while I was in a hotel room in Tusayan, Arizona, the sun was coming up around 8a. The family’s asleep, internal clocks still set to Eastern Time. So was mine, but I had been online for the better part of 3 hours. As a writer, my work travels with me to wherever my laptop-in-tow […]

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Workshifting in Cowboy Boots

Posted by on 31 May 2011

I sat down recently for coffee with a man who quickly informed me that he once hiked along the Great Wall in a pair of cowboy boots. I followed his gaze to his feet where two travel-worn boots were cooling beneath the table. I knew right then that this wasn’t going to be any ordinary […]

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Happy Trails

Posted by on 16 May 2011

Have you ever dreamed of a cross-country trip? Taking your time to go from state to state, meeting people, seeing the sites and…working? That’s right, working! On May 15th my Mom and I began our cross-country trip from Santa Rosa, CA to Atlanta, GA, for a cousin’s wedding and then we’ll be continuing our adventure […]

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Workshifting Where You Work Out

Posted by on 16 March 2011

I am an avid workshifter – although I commute regularly to our headquarters in lovely Santa Barbara, I am based in our new and stylish downtown San Francisco office. I frequently need to meet people in a wide range of locations in and around the Bay Area – sometimes the airport, or Citrix Systems‘ Santa […]

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We’ve all seen the headlines. Gas prices are rising again. Which means we’re all trying to figure out ways to consolidate our driving trips or possibly avoid them all together. Let me toss out one way businesses can help the situation: give employees a workshifting day. If you’re a business owner who’s been thinking about […]

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Four months ago, my mother became the third member in my immediate family to become a Workshifter. As a consultant in the localization industry, she works with organizations outside the US, most of the time working out of her home office in Iowa. As a new Workshifter, I thought it would be interesting to talk […]

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Coping with Flexibility Anxiety

Posted by on 10 December 2010

Recently, I caught up with an old college acquaintance. Nick is new to the workshifting world. He is finding his liberation from the cube farm exciting and daunting. His background is in finance, where the office environments are notoriously “cheek in seat.” He explained that everyone focused on keeping up with appearances instead of being […]

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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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Buying vs. Renting For Your Workshifting Lifestyle

A few years ago this discussion wouldn’t be happening. It is (or was) the American Dream to buy a home and pay a boat load for it during the prime years of your life. The years when you are starting a family, have a secure job and could afford the nicely wrapped payments mixed between […]

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