Gone with he wind: Lessons learned from a year of location independence

Gone with he wind: Lessons learned from a year of location independence

In January 2015 I landed a dream job that allowed me to work from anywhere in the world. This talk is an honest take on remote work and explores the best and the worst about location independence. It provides useful insights and tips on how to go about organising your work when there are no limitations on work hours and places to work from.

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Petya Raykovska

April 03, 2016
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  1. Gone with the wind LESSONS LEARNED FROM A YEAR OF

    LOCATION INDEPENDENCE
  2. Hello Human Made | WordPress polyglots | WordCamp Europe @petyeah

  3. the last 14 months 3 continents 21 countries 4 events

    organised in 4 cities 12 conference talks 123 324 slack messages 9 projects launched
  4. # 1 takeaway?

  5. my mom makes the best chicken soup in the world

  6. None
  7. Communication

  8. productivity

  9. happiness

  10. 4 Communication @petyeah set expectations in writing. meet them.

  11. None
  12. communication is oxygen too much can kill you too 4

    Communication @petyeah
  13. always assume no harm is meant 4 Communication @petyeah In

    written communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…
  14. it’s not personal 4 Communication @petyeah In written communication among

    people from different cultures and backgrounds…
  15. when in doubt, Be nice 4 Communication @petyeah In written

    communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…
  16. kindness is a universal language 4 Communication @petyeah

  17. don’t take yourself too seriously 4 Communication @petyeah In written

    communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…
  18. Document everything 4 Communication @petyeah

  19. Document everything 4 Document everything

  20. 4 you forgot to take notes at that last meeting?

  21. None
  22. productivity

  23. None
  24. learn and optimise

  25. be prepared for offline @petyeah

  26. None
  27. happiness

  28. working hours 24/7?

  29. burnout =

  30. take it seriously

  31. remote != alone

  32. get together, often

  33. 3 wordcamps 4 weeks 7 countries Explore, co-work give back,

    have fun #HMROADTRIP @petyeah April 2015
  34. myth vs reality 4 location independence @petyeah

  35. myth

  36. reality

  37. motivation & discipline 4 remote work @petyeah

  38. FAIL!!!

  39. takeaway

  40. the best thing about being able to work from anywhere

    is eventually going home 4 location independence @petyeah
  41. None
  42. Grazie! @petyeah