Stay Current While Avoiding the News

The news makes you feel bad, and that kills your productivity. Here’s what to do instead.

“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

Ahh, the internet is a beautiful thing. I would be in a world of hurt if the internet was down for even half a day. I depend on it. Why? Because the internet allows me to be mobile with my work. I can go to any computer that’s online and have everything I need to… Read more

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