Visual Pathways – Interview with author Michael Kribus

The author of Visual Pathways explains this new productivity system.

So, you decided to work remotely. After all, you’ve heard that working from home has a number of advantages: You sleep as long as you like, You don’t have to commute an hour (or two) to work, Your stress level declines, and… You’re more productive. Sounds wonderful, indeed. Is it true, though? Maybe those are… Read more

Guest post on what it’s like to work remotely. Plus strategies to stay productive and motivated.

Learn why so many people are turning to freelancing instead of traditional employment. Guest post by Jamie Roberts.

As I sit listening to the rain pound on the Denver airport windows, I can’t help but compare my work spaces in the past couple of days. You’ll recall that one week ago I was typing happily in a serene location. Today: not so much. Working by a scenic stream in northern California, exactly one… Read more

photo credit: Hometown Invasion Tour Editors note: Post written by Heather Johnson. Working from home presents as many challenges as it does opportunities. When it comes to developing a meaningful relationship, the home worker may feel that they’re behind the proverbial eight ball. You’re not out in the world as much as the guy that… Read more

I’m wondering if the lack of human intervention changes us a little bit on the inside. A little bit of seclusion never hurt anyone, but homeworkers deal with something completely different. I found this study that further confirms my suspicions: ”In-person contact stimulates an emotional reaction,” explains Lawrence Honig, a neurologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Eastside, a… Read more

“If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves.”- Lane Kirkland Everyone knows the business norms: work from 9-5, sit in a cubicle, drink bad coffee, and complain about the boss. Fortunately, as freelancers we don’t have to deal with these any more. But unfortunately, we’ve… Read more

While isolation does have it’s perks, it has a huge downside: You lose contact with real people. There’s only so much interaction you can have over skype, IM, email, and other forms of internet communication. Without this crucial human interaction, we start to do interesting things… like inventing and talking to imaginary friends. How can… Read more

Mark at Productivity501 has a great post outlining how to convince your boss to let you work from home. Here’s some of the statistics he uses to back up his hefty proposal. According to the 2003 Census report, the average commute time is 38 minutes each way for some parts of the country. That is… Read more

Technology has had a huge effect on how we live and work. What used to take a whole day to get a response from a client, boss or co-worker now can be nearly instantaneous via IM, cell phones and email. The rate of how fast we can reply has increased dramatically thanks to these new… Read more

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