The Remote Lifestyle

Forbes magazine recently wrote an article here about a study that was conducted on whether people that worked remotely were happier. Unfortunately, the study does not say how long the employees were working remotely.

Working remotely has a lot of advantages. There is little to no commute, distractions are (sometimes) much less, and work/life balance can benefit from such an arrangement.

However, there are some disadvantages as well. Humans were built for community, even introverts like myself. As much as I love my quiet office, even I have to stick my head out every once in a while and get some real human interaction. But, working remotely does not have that option. I would guess that the happiest remote workers have found a way to be more social while they work. I know many extroverts that would be gnawing pencils in half if they worked remotely without the possibility of social interactions.

Avoiding Management Problems

Everyone thinks in different ways, so there will always be personality clashes. It is a fact of life. However, the number one way to avoid, or lessen, management problems is effective communication. Lack of communication causes a good percentage of the problems in organizations. It leads to frustration, irritation, and stress. Effective communication will get everyone on board and make them feel like they are part of the team.

{Geoff, feel free to delete this part if you would like to use my article but cannot use this part) Communication is so important that a recent Inc. Magazine article ranked lack of communicating a vision as one of the top 7 reasons employees quit their job (https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/7-reasons-the-best-employees-quit-even-when-they-like-their-job.html). Having happy, productive employees is another way to lower management problems, so communication across the organization is vitally important.

A 4-Hour Lunch Break?

I like it! Entrepreneur Magazine has an article about changing your work day, and I think it’s a great idea. I’ve done similar most of my entrepreneurial career, especially during the summers when it is nice to take an afternoon motorcycle ride.

Of course, starting work at 5am may be a difficult transition, but think about what you do at night. Is it time spend on valuable tasks, or binge watching TV shows while you sit on the couch and eat food you know you should not be eating? I can see many advantages of this type of work schedule.

One Thing That Can Change You From A Manager To A Leader

Change how you ask questions. That is one thing you can do right now to become a better leader. Questions are the lifeblood of coaches. Specific, thought-provoking questions propel a conversation.

This article in Inc. Magazine talks about the one question to stop asking employees. What I like about the article, however, is that it offers substitute questions at the end of the article. It is well worth reading.

A Simple Tool For Success

There have been many studies on how our brain works, and how we remember. Most of those studies agree that we remember, on average, less than 20% of what we hear, but almost 70% of what we write. In this Inc. Magazine article, Tony Robbins says that writing something down will not help your memory, but will help your commitment to getting something done. And the commitment to persevere is a core value of success.

-Dr. Ty

Elon Musk on Communication

Throughout my life I have worked for many different companies and in many different industries. Effective communication has been one of the most lacking skills in leadership. This article from Inc. Magazine that has a letter from Elon Musk is a great way to better communicate in an organization.

-Dr. Ty

Timeless SEO Secrets Webinar Big Success!

The turnout for the Timeless Search Engine Optimization Secrets Webishop this Tuesday was amazing! Due to so many people asking for it, I have set up another SEO Secrets Webishop for next week. Click here to find out more!

And, what a turn-out! I am already getting emails about it. Here are a few:
“I never seen this stuff before, I’m gonna be rich!” -David
“totally KOOL!” – Justin
“I am impressed with the amount of information while still considering our time. I am looking forward to watching the replay.” Annette
“Where are the free videos?” -Mark

I had an issue with my recording equipment so the free videos are being redone and will be available soon. Everyone who attended the Webishop will get an email as soon as they are available.

Thanks everyone for joining in!

Ty

P.S. I’m sorry if you were one of the people that signed up at the last minute. There was a glitch in the system that said you were in the webinar even when it was full. I’m working with the webinar people to fix that. You will be guaranteed a seat next week.

P.S.S. Seats are already filling up for the Webishop on Tuesday, sign up now!

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