Maximize Productivity when Working Remotely

Maximize Productivity when Working Remotely

7 Tips on how to maximize productivity as a remote worker, plus resource list and bonus info for travelers. Based on 10+ years experience working remotely and 2+ years as a full-time, solo digital nomad.

Talk given at WordCamp Edinburgh at CodeBase
https://2017.edinburgh.wordcamp.org/speaker/kat-christofer/
Watch the video on WordPress.tv https://wordpress.tv/2019/04/07/kat-christofer-how-to-maximize-productivity-while-working-remotely/

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Kat Christofer

July 22, 2017
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  1. MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY WHILE REMOTE KAT CHRISTOFER

  2. AGENDA • Bio • Let’s Get Maximizing! • Bonus for

    nomads or travelers • Resources • Photos • Q & A
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  4. — Zen HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME IS HOW YOU

    SPEND YOUR LIFE ”
  5. TIP 1: KNOW THYSELF • PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS •

    HOW TO GET IT • EXTERNAL FEEDBACK • LOG ACTIVITIES & THOUGHTS • ASK FRIENDS FOR BRUTAL HONESTY • LISTEN • HAPPY VS. DAILY ACTIVITY LIST COMPARISON
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  7. TIP 2: CHOOSE THE RIGHT CAREER • LOVE WHAT YOU

    DO • LOVE WHO YOU WORK FOR • LOVE WHO YOU WORK WITH • STOP SCOPE CREEP > ROI
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  9. TIP 3: OPTIMIZE WITH TOOLS • HARDWARE • SOFTWARE •

    WI-FI & BACKUP • COMMUNICATION • TEST > speedtest.net • PASSWORD MANAGER
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  11. TIP 4: USE SPRINTS • HOURLY, DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY GOALS

    • Who accomplishes What in How much time • TIMERS/APPS
  12. TIP 5: CREATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT • ALONE OR COWORK •

    PUBLIC OR PRIVATE. OR BOTH • ATMOSPHERE > NOISE/WHITE NOISE • BOUNDARIES AND UNDERSTANDING
  13. TIP 6: ADOPT GOOD PRACTICES • SEPARATION BETWEEN PERSONAL &

    PROFESSIONAL • EMAIL AT INTERVALS • LIMIT NOTIFICATIONS • TIME LIMIT ON MEETINGS • PRIORITIZE TOUGH STUFF IN MORNING • FOCUS! > Multitasking causes 40% dive in productivity, takes brain 10-15 min to regain focus
  14. AND CUT HABITS

  15. TIP 7: BE GOOD TO YOURSELF • SLEEP • NUTRITION

    • FUEL > ACTIVITY & SOCIAL • SANITY BREAKS • STRESS MANAGEMENT
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  17. BONUS: FOR NOMADS/TRAVELERS • BE MINIMALIST • CHARGE IN ADVANCE

    > BACKUP • TRAVEL ON SUNDAY • CHOOSE DIRECT • USE WAITING TO ADVANTAGE • ONBOARD WIFI - NORWEGIAN, JETBLUE AND OTHERS
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  19. BONUS: FOR NOMADS/TRAVELERS • HACK YOUR SLEEP > POLYPHASIC/BULLETPROOF PROGRAM

    • ADDITIONS > MUSIC & NOISE REDUCTION • AUTOMATE > DIRECT DEPOSIT/AUTOPAY • LOW/NO ATM and MONTHLY FEES • FREQUENT FLYER AND HOTEL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
  20. RESOURCES BOOKS
 Getting Things Done by David Allen 
 Remote:

    Office not Required by Jason Fried and DHH MEDITATION
 https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation PRODUCTIVITY and APPS
 https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/297237
 https://zapier.com/blog/best-pomodoro-apps/ https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/269991 http://www.apa.org/research/action/multitask.aspx SELF-AWARENESS
 https://hbr.org/2015/02/5-ways-to-become-more-self-aware https://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhansen/2012/01/24/7-steps-to-increase-self-awareness-and-catapult-your-career/ https://tinybuddha.com/blog/develop-self-awareness-and-improve-your-relationships/ http://lifehacker.com/the-importance-of-self-awareness-and-how-to-become-mor-1624744518 SLEEP HACKING 
 https://blog.bulletproof.com/how-to-hack-your-sleep-the-art-and-science-of-sleeping/
  21. TRAVEL RESOURCES BOOKING 
 expedia.com
 goeuro.com
 kiwi.com
 
 LANGUAGE
 duolingo.com


    memrise.com translate.google.com MONEY 
 schwab.com
 transferwise.com
 xe.com
 
 ORGANIZER 
 travellerspoint.com tripit.com
 
 SOCIAL 
 meetups.com
 make.wordpress.org/community/meetups
 nomadpass.com or nomadlist.com
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  24. Photo: Elio Rivero

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  39. @katchristofer
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