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Many of us admit that we don’t get as much sleep as we should at night. And it’s not always our fault. We’re thinking about the events of the day, worrying about the events of tomorrow, remembering things we need to do, struggling with being too hot or too cold, tossing and turning … it […]

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Whatever field you work in, you’re bound to feel frustrated with your job at some point. These stresses and trials can progress to such a degree that you begin to burn out. And when you do, it is much more than just a bad day or even the occasional tough week at work. You are […]

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In a recent blog, I looked at the challenges of working on the move. So often, workshifting seems like the perfect solution. You can work around dropping the kids off at school, get to an event in a different city, save money on a long-term office space or just cut out the dreaded commute. It […]

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The Challenges of Workshifting

Posted by on 7 April 2014

Working in an office from 9 to 5 (in the words of Dolly Parton) has been a regular and regimented tradition in working life for what seems like forever. Maybe the reason why it has been such a mainstay is the extra element of trust staff get by sitting together. Or maybe it’s that traditionally, […]

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A Workshifter’s Mantra for Focus

Posted by on 20 July 2012

A few weeks ago, I attended the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. While on stage, speaker J.D. Roth made a statement that hit home for me: “It doesn’t matter what we say matters to us. It’s the things we do that are our priorities.” This got me thinking about my own priorities and how […]

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If you’re not time blocking your calendar and scheduling “do not disturb” time, then you are killing your productivity by allowing others to control your time. And if you are organizing your workday but not sticking to what you’ve scheduled, then you’re breaking the commitment that you’ve made to your calendar and, therefore, to yourself. […]

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Is Busy the New Relaxed?

Posted by on 9 July 2012

  The New York Times online blog Opinionator recently published an article entitled “The Busy Trap,” which underscored how so many of us perceive our lives and work as “crazy busy,” noting that this truism may, in fact, not be entirely true unless we are actually emergency room doctors or bus commuters with 3 part-time […]

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I remember when I saw the first advertisements for in-flight Wi-Fi. People applauded and cheered. I now see tweets from people complaining about flights that don’t have it. Recently, I was flying out to BlogWorld and some of my fellow companions on the flight were shocked to learn that I hadn’t logged in during the […]

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A Workshifting Wake-Up Call

Posted by on 29 June 2012

I was recently offered a full-time position with a growing start-up company. The job would highlight my client relationship and project management skills perfectly while allowing me to slide back into a fully functional corporate role, similar to what I have held in the past. Exciting and flattering? Yes! A good fit? No. Why? Well, […]

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Today we have a guest post from Alan Cairns. Alan writes on a number of subjects including virtual receptionists and telephone answering services. London is set for a summer like no other. For the first time since 1948, the UK’s capital is hosting the Olympic Games. As the tourists flock in for a piece of […]

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