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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.

Petya Raykovska

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

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

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  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

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  4. # 1 takeaway?

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

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  6. Communication

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  7. productivity

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  8. 4
    Communication
    @petyeah
    set expectations in writing.
    meet them.

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  9. communication is oxygen
    too much can kill you too
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    Communication
    @petyeah

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  10. always assume
    no harm is meant
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    Communication
    @petyeah
    In written communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…

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

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  12. when in doubt, Be nice
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    Communication
    @petyeah
    In written communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…

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  13. kindness is a universal
    language
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    Communication
    @petyeah

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  14. don’t take yourself too
    seriously
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    Communication
    @petyeah
    In written communication among people from different cultures and backgrounds…

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  15. Document everything
    4
    Communication
    @petyeah

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  16. Document everything
    4
    Document everything

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  17. 4
    you forgot to take notes at that
    last meeting?

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  18. productivity

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  19. learn and optimise

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  20. be prepared for offline
    @petyeah

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  21. working hours 24/7?

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  22. take it seriously

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  23. remote != alone

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  24. get together, often

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  25. 3 wordcamps
    4 weeks
    7 countries
    Explore, co-work
    give back, have fun
    #HMROADTRIP
    @petyeah
    April 2015

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  26. myth vs reality
    4
    location independence
    @petyeah

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  27. motivation & discipline
    4
    remote work
    @petyeah

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  28. the best thing about being able to
    work from anywhere is eventually
    going home
    4
    location independence
    @petyeah

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  29. Grazie! @petyeah

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