All posts tagged “links”

You Know You’re a Freelancer When…

This list on FreelanceSwitch hit a little too close to home. Yes, it is amazing that I continue to grow without sunlight.

Click through for the full list.

Amplify’d from freelanceswitch.com
  1. You’re starting to grumble about your 5-step commute from the bed to your computer.  The snooze button is soooo much closer…
  1. The car stays parked in your garage for days at a time and somehow you continue to grow without sunlight.
  1. You can vacation as often as you want now. Chained to your computer and phone, yeah, but hey: the ocean looks beautiful from here and yes honey, I’ll join you out there in a moment!
  1. Working in the buff is actually an option! Just remember to switch your Skype chat default to “Answer with NO Video!”
  1. Work begins stalking you around the house, skulking and whining like an unloved pup. Work is home is office is everywhere – ACK! I’m sure there’s a zen proverb around here somewhere…

Read more at freelanceswitch.com

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The AnywhereMan Christmas Gift Guide

If you are a Work Anywhere person like me, or know someone who is, this list is for you. Here are the six things on my Anywhere Christmas list:

1) iTunes Gift Cards

2) Pocket HD Video Camera

3) The Bourne Trilogy

4) Coffee Gift Cards

5) Bluetooth Accessories

6) BlueLounge Space Station

Really, I don’t actually need any of this stuff. They just compliment my lifestyle. If you’re really looking for great things to spend money on this holiday season, please consider donating to a charity such as Samaritan’s Purse in honor of the special people in your life. We are purchasing some gifts for children in memory of our friend Nathan.

What’s on your Anywhere Christmas list this year?

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Getting Work Done and Minimizing Kanye West-like Interruptions

I apologize for using the worst (or best?) of pop culture and relating it back to the wonderful Anywhere lives we live…

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Imagine you are Taylor Swift. You are up on stage trying to give a speech in one of the biggest moments of your life, and then doofus jumps up, interrupts you, and well, that’s all folks. Speech over.

Now imagine you are not Taylor Swift. You are at home trying to get some work done.  Maybe Kanye West isn’t the doofus that interrupts you but it doesn’t matter. Interruptions are still interruptions whether Beyonce deserves an award or not.  

This particular event reminded me that we all face distractions.  Today I simply want to link to some good reading on dealing with these types of obstacles in our quest to get work done.

What has been your biggest distraction or interruption?

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Virtual teams and telework with The Anywhere Office

You’ll see that I’ve linked to this site in my People section, but just wanted to give a public recommendation that you check out Phil & Jason Montero’s TheAnywhereOffice.com.  They provide some excellent content especially targeted at managers of virtual teams.  While my site tends to cater a little bit more towards the freelancer, The Anywhere Office gravitates more towards the world of teleworking.  

If you are not yet living the Anywhere lifestyle, directing your manager or boss to The Anywhere Office may help you convince them that a virtual office team really can work and offers many benefits.  Go read up on their site and as I mentioned, tell them the AnywhereMan sent you. 

Today’s wardrobe courtesy of Freshbooks.

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New section: People

Just a quick update to let you know that I added a “people” section with links to some other great Anywhere-related blogs.  The first section highlights actual sites that discuss these types of topics on a regular basis, and the second section is a blogroll of some folks I know who live the Anywhere lifestlye.  

Check ‘em out, comment, participate, and create community.  Enjoy!

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