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Articles on how life and work are changing. Topics include: digital nomads, remote work, the future of work and much more.

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Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

How do you justify taking unpaid vacation as self employed?

Since I don’t wanna be potentially replaced by competition I haven’t taken vacation in years (that was not problem before since I was not that busy and could rest enough every day to have free morning or afternoon) and I don’t won’t to refuse any projects to miss on money I can’t imagine taking vacation, because I’m not gonna lose only vacation expenses, but also similar amount in lost income for every day I would not work.

Monday, Jan 20, 2020

Your Life is Driven by Network Effects

What city you live in. Who you date or marry. Which job you choose. What clothes you wear. We all think we make these choices ourselves. It certainly feels like we’re in full control. But it turns out that our choices — both in our startups and in our lives — are more constrained than we think. The unseen hand in them all is the networks that surround us and the powerful math they exert on us.

Friday, Jan 17, 2020

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

Small Packages

Looking to escape the metropolis to downsize? Our global network of correspondents have come up with a definitive list of the world’s best small cities, which provide the right balance between opportunities for rich cultural experiences on your doorstep and that all-important space to breathe.

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020

Proposal (writing)

I was a freelance UX writer for >3 years and learned along the way that process (proposals, contracts, etc) were a big advantage. I’m not freelance anymore, but maybe I can help others in the same space. Here’s the template I used for pitching my clients.

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Tips I use to avoid burnout

Tips I use to avoid burnout: Learn to say “no” more often. Know your limits. It’s easy to over-commit Time is your biggest asset. Spend it on what matters most. It’s OK to ask for help. This includes seeking collaboration vs. going alone Take short breaks to recharge.

A 12 part series on remote work

In this series, I will be discussing the benefits and drawbacks of remote work and how to make it work for you. Whether you are an employer or employee, it is important to understand that there are some very real differences between working remotely and working co-located with the rest of your team in the same office. The benefits of remote work are great but the drawbacks are very real. To make remote work, work for you, you need to be prepared to work differently.

Friday, Jan 10, 2020