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Still, it’s worth reiterating that setting high expectations is integral to personal, athletic, and professional improvement. If you don’t aim for progressively higher targets, you’re liable to stay where you are, or maybe even stagnate. But it’s equally important to realize that if you are setting unreasonably high expectations, you won’t be too happy (at least not for long), and it’s hard to be on top of your game when you’re feeling down.
Remote workers have staked out coffee shops for years, but small-business owners say their ranks are rising…Owners face a choice: Get tough and encourage workers to relocate, or embrace them and hope that a combination of guilt and loyalty will inspire them to spend more or leave sooner.
The path to a good life appears increasingly difficult to find and pursue for a growing number of people. A key factor driving these concerns is the extent to which opportunities for finding stable, meaningful work have increasingly become polarized, favouring those fortunate enough to be living in certain geographies and to be holding certain in-demand skills.
What is the worst thing that can happen? Well, it could cost me some money. Ok, well money is replaceable so that’s a stupid reason not to do something with so much potential upside. Is this a once in a lifetime opportunity? Yes. Really, never again? I don’t know… Then you haven’t thought about this enough. And so and so on.
There are plenty of articles online despising Upwork. For those that don’t know, Upwork is ‘the world’s largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work!’ Once I felt comfortable writing Go - I decided I could take some small side gigs to make connections and earn some extra cash. For reasons still unclear to me, that didn’t last for long.
I thought I’d share my experience of being a nomad for almost 2 years and visiting 30+ countries.
“What is coworking?” you write, “Coworking is a service that rents the use of an electrical outlet and a wifi connection.”
Here are the most pervasive remote work myths — grouped by topic — along with the reality.
A reading list organized by category. You will find more than 100 great books to read. Some are life changing, others are light-hearted feel good books.
In this interview, we asked James to apply his unique blend of academic research and personal anecdote to the biggest issues facing the modern worker.
In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about reading, habits, decision-making, mental models, and life.
A global network of live-work spaces is springing up to serve this new breed of millennial wanderer.
Thanks to improved technology and a bounty of new companies that promise users a seamless global lifestyle—and thanks to the privilege of relatively uninhibited global access enjoyed by citizens of the “global north”—the prospect of becoming one of these career wanderers is more realistic than ever for young Americans. Still, this appealing/terrifying life choice can feel out of reach for the average person looking to escape monotony and test out a radically alternative lifestyle.
Is there a solution, to go to the bathroom and feel safe that nobody is gonna steal my stuff?
To be successful over the course of a career requires the application and accumulation of expertise. This assumes that for any given undertaking you either provide expertise or you are just a bystander. It’s the experts that are the drivers—an expertise that is gained from a curiosity, and a mindset of treating one’s craft very seriously.
Who among us hasn’t dreamed of jacking in their day job to trade forex from a laptop in Malibu or open a beach bar in Thailand?
To me, the idea of a four-day work week seemed more like a fantasy than a plausible reality, mainly because I didn’t see how on earth I’d be able to finish all my work before Friday. But when I was reflecting on how my 2017 went professionally, I realized that I didn’t allocate as much time as I’d like on long-term projects. I wanted that to change in 2018.
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Report: by 2026, tech-driven disruption will require many to reskill or risk losing their jobs.
Being on your own in the workforce often means you don’t have the safety net of benefits and other forms of support that traditional workers do. And the toll isn’t just financial, but physical and emotional too.