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Three Ways to Consciously Uncouple From Work

I recently stumbled on an article about the idea of ‘conscious uncoupling’ in the New York Post, and it got me thinking about the ways I intentionally separate myself from my work. 

 

I’m a lot more productive and happy when I’m not thinking about work all the time! 

 

That’s probably true for you, too. 

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Be More Efficient When Working Virtually

As a producer I don’t often work from home. But when I do I find that I have to be extra disciplined to get stuff done.What I used to find was if I worked in the office and saved files on the comptuer there, when I came home to start on projects, I couldn’t access it. The files were only stored on the company’s server to avoid IT downtime, so when it came to working at home, not much could be done. A friend of mine recommended I look into programs similar to Hosted Virtual Desktop, that allow you to have the same files and programs from the same location. It is hosted ‘in the cloud’ and gives you the accessibility to access files wherever you are.

It’s so easy to get distracted when you’re at home and the comforts of, well…home, are all around you.  But fear not — there are ways to be more productive when working virtually. Shilonda Downing, the owner of Virtual Work Team has a few dos and don’ts for being successful.

Dos and Don’ts for Working Virtually

by Shilonda Downing

As the owner of a successful virtual assistant company, there is one question I’m often asked by not only those looking to start their own virtual business but also by journalists who write for major media and that question is: “What does it take to work successfully, virtually?”

I think it goes without saying that you should have the skill set to pursue your virtual dream business, however, I’ll discuss a couple of “Dos and Don’ts” that people often forget and that can wind up causing problems when trying to start and run a successful virtual business. While I can’t provide as much information as I provide in my consultations, making a list of these few key points, will get you started on the right track. Read more